A website seemingly belonging to Dylann Storm Roof has been unearthed.
The website, The Last Rhodesian, includes a violently racist manifesto and contains 60 photographs of Roof, who killed nine people at a black church in Charleston, S.C. Wednesday. According to Reason, Henry Krinkle and Emma Quangel discovered the site and verified that it is Roof’s through the use of the online service Whois.
In the manifesto, Roof offers his racist views on blacks, Jews, Hispanics, and East Asians.
Roof’s manifesto begins with the claim: “I was not raised in a racist home or environment.” The 21-year-old, who was arrested Thursday, claims he was not interested in race until the Trayvon Martin case. Roof says he felt it was obvious George Zimmerman was justified in shooting Martin, who was black and 17 years old. Roof’s interest in that case led him to begin researching “black on White crime,” he writes, naming the Council of Conservative Citizens’ website as a major influence.
In the manifesto, Roof expresses deep hostility towards blacks. That same anger was apparent during his shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church Wednesday. Survivors to the shooting say that Roof made racial comments during the attack. He has also reportedly told investigators that his goal was to spark a race war.
The only minority group Roof appears not to resent are East Asians. “I have great respent [sic] for the East Asian races,” Roof says.
In his 2,400-word screed, Roof states that he hates “the sight of the American flag,” adding that “modern American patriotism is an absolute joke.”
In concluding the violent manifesto, Roof discusses his future plans to launch an attack in Charleston.
“I have no choice,” Roof claims. “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,” Roof complains. “Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.”
Most of the 60 pictures Roof uploaded to the website show him posing by himself. Several show Roof holding a pistol, though it is unclear whether it is the same gun he used in Wednesday’s shooting. Other photos show Roof waving a Confederate flag. A few more show him either burning or stomping on the U.S. flag.