A manifesto that appears to be that of Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old accused of murdering nine African-Americans in a Charleston church, has been discovered.
The website www.lastrhodesian.com is registered to a Dylann Roof.
The site, titled “The Last Rhodesian,” contains two links — one link to text and one to a file download that contains 60 photos that appear to be of Roof posing with weapons and at historical Southern landmarks, such as Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston.
In several of these, he is seen to be wearing a jacket stitched with the flag of the white supremacist state of Rhodesia.
The unsigned manifesto was discovered through a Reverse Whois lookup on domaintools.com.
— Emma Quangel (@EMQuangel) June 20, 2015
“I was not raised in a racist home or environment,” the 2,000-word manifesto begins. “Living in the South, almost every White person has a small amount of racial awareness, simply beause of the numbers of negroes in this part of the country. But it is a superficial awareness.”
The author claims he was “truly awakened” by the Trayvon Martin case and now “completely racially aware.” He said that the Trayvon Martin case led him to begin researching “black on White crime.”
The author discusses his support for segregation and dislike for black people, often with racial slurs, throughout most of the rambling and typo-ridden document.
“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.”
In regard to the “white race,” he concludes that East Asians “could be great allies,” Hispanics are “obviously a huge problem for Americans” and are “enemies,” and Jewish people wouldn’t “cause much of a problem” if “we could somehow destroy the jewsish [sic] identity.”
He also discussed how he felt about America, saying that he hates “the sight of the American flag” and that “Modern American patriotism is an absolute joke.”
According to the Huffington Post, the section of the website that contains the photos was created on February 9th, 2015. Six of the photos were modified on the day of the shooting.
The author concluded:
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.
The FBI is currently reviewing the website.
Here is the full alleged manifesto of Dylann Roof: