Dylann Roof, the Charleston shooter who fatally shot nine African Americans during a bible study class at Emanuel AME Church, reportedly has a manifesto that has been discovered online. According to Yahoo News!, the chilling manifesto offers specific details about Roof’s views on segregation, religion, and politics. He also openly declared his hatred for African Americans and his resentment toward the American government. However, that’s not all.
The 21-year-old even went a step further by including a detailed explanation about why he chose the historically black church in the city of Charleston, SC. His racist views are clearly highlighted throughout the lengthy document.
According to The Telegraph, a series of disturbing documents and bizarre photos were published to the site Last Rhodesian. The site’s main image is a photo of Russell Crowe in the 1992 drama film Romper Stomper when the actor portrayed a skinhead. Roof allegedly posted a series of antipatriotic and white supremacy-inspired photos along with the manifesto. One photo in particular shows him standing on top of an American flag and spitting on it, while another
Here are a number of excerpts from the sections in the chilling manifesto. The sections below are condensed, but those who would like to read the full text can click here.
On African-Americans: “Ni**ers are stupid and violent. At the same time they have the capacity to be very slick. Black people view everything through a racial lense. Thats what racial awareness is, its viewing everything that happens through a racial lense. They are always thinking about the fact that they are black. This is part of the reason they get offended so easily, and think that some thing are intended to be racist towards them, even when a White person wouldnt be thinking about race.”
“Say you were to witness a dog being beat by a man. You are almost surely going to feel very sorry for that dog. But then say you were to witness a dog biting a man. You will most likely not feel the same pity you felt for the dog for the man. Why? Because dogs are lower than men. This same analogy applies to black and White relations. Even today, blacks are subconsciously viewed by White people are lower beings. They are held to a lower standard in general. This is why they are able to get away with things like obnoxious behavior in public. Because it is expected of them. “
On Segregation: “Segregation was not a bad thing. It was a defensive measure. Segregation did not exist to hold back negroes. It existed to protect us from them. And I mean that in multiple ways. Not only did it protect us from having to interact with them, and from being physically harmed by them, but it protected us from being brought down to their level. Integration has done nothing but bring Whites down to level of brute animals. The best example of this is obviously our school system.”
On Jews: “In my opinion the issues with jews is not their blood, but their identity. I think that if we could somehow destroy the jewish identity, then they wouldnt cause much of a problem. The problem is that Jews look White, and in many cases are White, yet they see themselves as minorities. Just like niggers, most jews are always thinking about the fact that they are jewish.”
On Hispanics: “Hispanics are obviously a huge problem for Americans. But there are good hispanics and bad hispanics…But they are still our enemies.”
On Asians: “I have great respent [sic] for the East Asian races. Even if we were to go extinct they could carry something on. They are by nature very racist and could be great allies of the White race.”
On the United States: “I hate the sight of the American flag. Modern American patriotism is an absolute joke. People pretending like they have something to be proud while White people are being murdered daily in the streets.”
On Charleston: “I have no choice. I am not in the position to, alone, go into the ghetto and fight. I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.”
At the end of the manifesto, he actually offers an apology for typographical errors because he “didn’t have time.” The time aspect raises questions about when the manifesto was written. One photo also captures Roof on a beach wearing the same outfit he was wearing when he was seen on the church’s surveillance cameras.
So, many reports speculate that the manifesto was written hours prior to the church massacre. However, that information has yet to be confirmed. Details about the chilling post began circulating on Twitter earlier this morning.
If the horrific shooting wasn’t disturbing enough, the manifesto definitely lets readers inside the mind of a killer. What do you think of Dylann Roof’s manifesto? Share your thoughts.
[Photo by Charleston County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Image]