An online manifesto which appeared on social media on Sunday, one day after an explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City injured 29 people, has been deemed not credible, sources told PIX 11.
In a pair of posts on the social media site Tumblr, an unidentified user claimed responsibility for Saturday night’s events, stating that he or she was fighting on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. However, the page was taken down around 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon as reports of the New York City Police Department investigating it surfaced.
The two posts, one titled “Taking a Human Life” and the other “Manufacturing Test Explosives,” spoke about the issues the author felt exists in the country. Below, in its entirety, is the first of the two deleted posts.
“Taking a human life
I don’t know exactly how I feel about taking human lives
However, what I do know is that If I don’t do what needs to be done nobody will pay attention. LGBTQ+ people are much more likely to commit suicide than straight cisgendered people. It seems that nobody cares, however what if people from the LGBTQ+ community started lashing out in response to the violence and oppression we face with violence and possibly oppression? I’m sure that would give people a reason to not stand by while so many people are being oppressed. I suppose I’m just going to have to move forward knowing that what I am doing had a purpose and will in fact make a difference. I’ll keep you all posted.”
The second message, considerably longer and in-depth with its message, slams society, and the author promises that he or she — after detonating the explosives as a test — will inflict more damage next time.
“You probably have all seen the news by now,” the second post begins. “The explosives detonated in New York City, that was me. Those were just some tests, I know where I have made errors and I will not make the same mistake next time.”
“It is 2016 and we are still being viewed as mentally ill, sinners, attention seekers, and just plain weirdos in general,” the author wrote of their understanding of peoples’ view towards homosexuals. “I am not going to stand by while under classed and underprivileged people are oppressed. I am not going to stand by while there is inequality in my country such as the racism being seen in white police officers all over the country.”
The post then turns its attention to the Republican party nominee for the United States presidency, Donald J. Trump. He or she writes that they are not “going to live in a country where it is OK to have a misogynist, xenophobic, racist Islamophobic, republican candidate running for President of The United States!”
— ABC News (@ABC) September 18, 2016
In an earlier report from the Inquisitr on Sunday, an NYPD investigation determined that cell phones set off the Chelsea explosion, and a separate explosion in Seaside, New Jersey. The NJ explosion, which transpired moments before a Marine Corps race, included three bombs but only one of them — inside a trash can — went off. In Chelsea, a pressure cooker was discovered blocks from the site of the first explosion but was not set off.
“This is not the end, this is just the beginning,” the manifesto concluded. “I will be remembered. I will make a difference. I will eliminate my targets before it is too late.
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