Charleston killer Dylann Roof apparently left a ranting, racist manifesto on the internet calling for a new civil war in America before staging his massacre in a church.
A website hosting the document, seemingly written by Roof, 21, not long before the killings at the Emanuel AME Church emerged Saturday, and said he had 'no choice' but to carry out the massacre.
On the site, he pinpoints Charleston, South Carolina, as his target because of its high proportion of blacks, bemoans that there is 'no real KKK' to help him, and claims he has 'no choice' but to act.
The site also contained a cache of images of Roof burning the America flag, spitting on it, posing next to Confederate landmarks and standing menacingly with a gun pointed at the camera.
Killer: A website seemingly belonging to Charleston killer Dylann Roof included this photograph of him aiming posing with a gun and a Confederate flag surrounded by pot plants
Hate: Roof pictured himself burning the U.S. flag - he later said that he 'hates the sight' of it
Grim: The photo above shows roof spitting on the America flag while trampling it into his floor
Shooter: The site included a picture of a shirtless roof aiming his .45-caliber handgun, believed to be the weapon he used during Wednesday's massacre, at the camera
Roof's 2,500-word rant begins with saying he was not raised racist, but realized after his own efforts that 'drastic action' was necessary to stop the U.S. being taken over by minorities.
He also embarks on a bizarre digression on other races, where he dubs East Asians 'allies', calls Hispanics 'a huge problem' and says he wishes all Jews would turn blue for a day so people would realize they are different to whites.
In the text, which he implies was written not long before the killings, he declares: 'N****rs are stupid and violent.... Black people view everything through a racial lense [sic].'
He later continues: 'Anyone who thinks that White and black people look as different as we do on the outside, but are somehow magically the same on the inside, is delusional.
'How could our faces, skin, hair, and body structure all be different, but our brains be exactly the same? This is the nonsense we are led to believe.
'Negroes have lower Iqs [sic], lower impulse control, and higher testosterone levels in generals. These three things alone are a recipe for violent behavior.'
At the end of the text, he wrote: 'I have no choice. I am not in the position to, alone, go into the ghetto and fight.
Victims: Nine people died in the shooting. They are (top row, left to right) DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Myrah Thompson, (center row) Ethel Lance, Susie Jackson, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, (bottom row) Daniel Simmons, Clementa Pinckney and Cynthia Hurd
Confederacy: Several of the photos show Roof posing with the Confederate flag. In the manifesto he glorifies slavery
Pose: Many of the photographs show Roof squatting - such as here holding a Confederate flag
'Rhodesian': Roof, pictured here posing in a swamp, expressed admiration for apartheid-era South Africa. He named his website Last Rhodesian - a reference to Rhodesia, a former white supremacist state in Africa. In the image above he poses in a jacket wearing a Rhodesian flag, 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.
'Unfortunately at the time of writing I am in a great hurry and some of my best thoughts, actually many of them have been to be left out and lost forever.
'But I believe enough great White minds are out there already. Please forgive any typos, I didnt [sic] have time to check it.'
Federal authorities have handed the document to investigators, who are reviewing it.
The document also details how Roof came to hold his racist views, which he said formed after the highly-publicized killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in 2012.
He wrote that hearing about the case prompting him to make internet searched for 'black on white crime', and from there to the Council of Conservative Citizens website.
Website: Pictured is the 'memorial wall for crime victims' on the Council of Conservative Citizens website, which Roof said inspired him. The page often identified what it calls racist crimes against white people
The site, which crashed Saturday, collects news links of what it describes as racist crimes against white people, and also rails against the mainstream media, which is says is ignoring a problem.
Roof says he was 'in disbelief' after reading through the collection of stories, and from there decided that he needed to take action.
Other photographs Roof seemingly uploaded show him posing with black mannequins, apparently dressed as slaves, at a museum. He is also pictured on a beach, squatting over White Supremacist symbols he drew in the sand.
Roof further claims that racial segregation is 'not a bad thing' and praises the white supremacist South African regime as well as attempting to glorify slavery.
The manifesto seems to indicate that Dylann Roof started on his descent into racism and hatred after reading about George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin.
Roof said reading coverage of the February 2012 incident, in which Zimmerman killed Martin but was ultimately cleared of wrongdoing, convinced him that there was an unreported crime wave of black people attacking whites.
He wrote: 'The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case. I kept hearing and seeing his name, and eventually I decided to look him up.
'I read the Wikipedia article and right away I was unable to understand what the big deal was. It was obvious that Zimmerman was in the right.
'But more importantly this prompted me to type in the words “black on White crime” into Google, and I have never been the same since that day.
'The first website I came to was the Council of Conservative Citizens. There were pages upon pages of these brutal black on White murders. I was in disbelief.
'At this moment I realized that something was very wrong. How could the news be blowing up the Trayvon Martin case while hundreds of these black on White murders got ignored?'
Slavery: Roof is pictured above apparently posing with mannequins at a museum exhibit
Bedroom: In the above image Roof holds the Confederate flag over his shoulder in the same bedroom in which he posed with a gun
Close-up: Pictured is the .45-caliber weapon Roof was holding in his photograph. According to members of his family, he bought the weapon with birthday money. He is believed to have used it in the massacre
The website is entitled Last Rhodesian - a reference to the former African state of Rhodesia, which was ruled by whites.
Roof's Facebook profile picture also featured him sporting a Rhodesian flag.
The site was set up in February 2015, and is registered via a privacy protection company in Queensland, Australia, designed to mask the identity of who runs a website.
However, the New York Times reporters that the website was initially registered to Roof, then changed.
Supremacist: Roof is pictured above posing over the number 1488 at a beach - the digits are used by some White Supremacists as code for their movement
Nazi origins: The number can refer to a 14-word supremacist slogan: 'We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White Children', said to have been inspired by an 88-word passage in Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf
His apparent manifesto's longest section is entitled 'blacks'. Within, he claims white oppression of black people is a narrative of 'historical lies, exaggerations and myths'.
He wrote: 'Modern history classes instill a subconscious White superiority complex in Whites and an inferiority complex in blacks.
'This White superiority complex that comes from learning of how we dominated other peoples is also part of the problem I have just mentioned. But of course I dont [sic] deny that we are in fact superior.
'I wish with a passion that n****rs were treated terribly throughout history by Whites, that every White person had an ancestor who owned slaves, that segregation was an evil an [sic] oppressive institution, and so on.
'...But it isnt true. None of it is. We are told to accept what is happening to us because of ancestors wrong doing [sic], but it is all based on historical lies, exaggerations and myths.
'... Only a fourth to a third of people in the South owned even one slave. Yet every White person is treated as if they had a slave owning [sic] ancestor. This applies to in the states where slavery never existed, as well as people whose families immigrated after slavery was abolished.
'I have read hundreds of slaves narratives from my state. And almost all of them were positive'
Murder charges: Roof is pictured above appearing in court via video-link. he was charged with nine counts of murder - one for each of the people killed Wednesday night
Target: Pictured is the AME Emanuel Church in Charleston, shown Friday, two days after the shooting
In a section marked 'patriotism', the text says: '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'.
Roof appeared in court Friday charged with nine counts of murder. According to media reports, Roof has confessed to the murders.
Friends have also said that not long before the attacks he burst into racist rants and declared that he wanted to spark a civil war with a mass shooting.
I was not raised in a racist home or environment. Living in the South, almost every White person has a small amount of racial awareness, simply beause [sic] of the numbers of negroes in this part of the country.
But it is a superficial awareness. Growing up, in school, the White and black kids would make racial jokes toward each other, but all they were were jokes.
Me and White friends would sometimes would watch things that would make us think that 'blacks were the real racists' and other elementary thoughts like this, but there was no real understanding behind it.
The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case. I kept hearing and seeing his name, and eventually I decided to look him up.
I read the Wikipedia article and right away I was unable to understand what the big deal was. It was obvious that Zimmerman was in the right.
But more importantly this prompted me to type in the words 'black on White crime' into Google, and I have never been the same since that day.
The first website I came to was the Council of Conservative Citizens. There were pages upon pages of these brutal black on White murders. I was in disbelief.
At this moment I realized that something was very wrong. How could the news be blowing up the Trayvon Martin case while hundreds of these black on White murders got ignored?
From this point I researched deeper and found out what was happening in Europe. I saw that the same things were happening in England and France, and in all the other Western European countries.
Again I found myself in disbelief. As an American we are taught to accept living in the melting pot, and black and other minorities have just as much right to be here as we do, since we are all immigrants.
But Europe is the homeland of White people, and in many ways the situation is even worse there. From here I found out about the Jewish problem and other issues facing our race, and I can say today that I am completely racially aware.
I think it is is fitting to start off with the group I have the most real life experience with, and the group that is the biggest problem for Americans.
N****rs are stupid and violent. At the same time they have the capacity to be very slick. Black people view everything through a racial lense [sic].
Thats [sic] what racial awareness is, its viewing everything that happens through a racial lense [sic].
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 [sic] are intended to be racist towards them, even when a White person wouldnt [sic] be thinking about race. The other reason is the Jewish agitation of the black race.
Black people are racially aware almost from birth, but White people on average dont [sic] think about race in their daily lives. And this is our problem. We need to and have to.
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 [sic] 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.
Modern history classes instill a subconscious White superiority complex in Whites and an inferiority complex in blacks. This White superiority complex that comes from learning of how we dominated other peoples is also part of the problem I have just mentioned. But of course I dont [sic] deny that we are in fact superior.
I wish with a passion that n****rs were treated terribly throughout history by Whites, that every White person had an ancestor who owned slaves, that segregation was an evil an [sic] oppressive institution, and so on.
Because if it was all it true, it would make it so much easier for me to accept our current situation.
But it isnt true. None of it is. We are told to accept what is happening to us because of ancestors wrong doing [sic], but it is all based on historical lies, exaggerations and myths. I have tried endlessly to think of reasons we deserve this, and I have only came back more irritated because there are no reasons.
Only a fourth to a third of people in the South owned even one slave. Yet every White person is treated as if they had a slave owning ancestor. This applies to in the states where slavery never existed, as well as people whose families immigrated after slavery was abolished.
I have read hundreds of slaves narratives from my state. And almost all of them were positive.
One sticks out in my mind where an old ex-slave recounted how the day his mistress died was one of the saddest days of his life. And in many of these narratives the slaves told of how their masters didnt [sic] even allowing whipping on his plantation.
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.
Now White parents are forced to move to the suburbs to send their children to 'good schools'. But what constitutes a 'good school'? The fact is that how good a school is considered directly corresponds to how White it is.
I hate with a passion the whole idea of the suburbs. To me it represents nothing but scared White people running. Running because they are too weak, scared, and brainwashed to fight.
Why should we have to flee the cities we created for the security of the suburbs? Why are the suburbs secure in the first place? Because they are White.
The pathetic part is that these White people dont [sic] even admit to themselves why they are moving. They tell themselves it is for better schools or simply to live in a nicer neighborhood. But it is honestly just a way to escape n****rs and other minorities.
But what about the White people that are left behind? What about the White children who, because of school zoning laws, are forced to go to a school that is 90 per cent black?
Do we really think that that White kid will be able to go one day without being picked on for being White, or called a 'white boy'? And who is fighting for him? Who is fighting for these White people forced by economic circumstances to live among negroes? No one, but someone has to.
Here I would also like to touch on the idea of a Norhtwest [sic] Front. I think this idea is beyond stupid.
Why should I for example, give up the beauty and history of my state to go to the Norhthwest [sic]? To me the whole idea just parralells [sic] the concept of White people running to the suburbs. The whole idea is pathetic and just another way to run from the problem without facing it.
Some people feel as though the South is beyond saving, that we have too many blacks here. To this I say look at history. The South had a higher ratio of blacks when we were holding them as slaves.
Look at South Africa, and how such a small minority held the black in apartheid for years and years. Speaking of South Africa, if anyone thinks that think will eventually just change for the better, consider how in South Africa they have affirmative action for the black population that makes up 80 per cent of the population.
It is far from being too late for America or Europe. I believe that even if we made up only 30 percent of the population we could take it back completely. But by no means should we wait any longer to take drastic action.
Anyone who thinks that White and black people look as different as we do on the outside, but are somehow magically the same on the inside, is delusional. How could our faces, skin, hair, and body structure all be different, but our brains be exactly the same? This is the nonsense we are led to believe.
Negroes have lower Iqs [sic], lower impulse control, and higher testosterone levels in generals. These three things alone are a recipe for violent behavior.
If a scientist publishes a paper on the differences between the races in Western Europe or Americans, he can expect to lose his job. There are personality traits within human families, and within different breeds of cats or dogs, so why not within the races?
A horse and a donkey can breed and make a mule, but they are still two completely different animals. Just because we can breed with the other races doesnt make us the same.
In a modern history class it is always emphasized that, when talking about 'bad' things Whites have done in history, they were White.
But when we lern [sic] about the numerous, almost countless wonderful things Whites have done, it is never pointed out that these people were White.
Yet when we learn about anything important done by a black person in history, it is always pointed out repeatedly that they were black. For example when we learn about how George Washington carver [sic] was the first n****r smart enough to open a peanut.
On another subject I want to say this. Many White people feel as though they dont [sic] have a unique culture. The reason for this is that White culture is world culture.
I dont [sic] mean that our culture is made up of other cultures, I mean that our culture has been adopted by everyone in the world. This makes us feel as though our culture isnt special or unique.
Say for example that every business man in the world wore a kimono, that every skyscraper was in the shape of a pagoda, that every door was a sliding one, and that everyone ate every meal with chopsticks. This would probably make a Japanese man feel as though he had no unique traditional culture.
I have noticed a great disdain for race mixing White women within the White nationalists community, bordering on insanity it. These women are victims, and they can be saved. Stop.
Unlike many White naitonalists [sic], I am of the opinion that the majority of American and European Jews are White.
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 [sic] 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 n****rs, most Jews [sic] are always thinking about the fact that they are Jewish. The other issue is that they network. If we could somehow turn every Jew blue for 24 hours, I think there would be a mass awakening, because people would be able to see plainly what is going on.
I dont [sic] pretend to understand why Jews do what they do. They are enigma [sic].
Hispanics are obviously a huge problem for Americans. But there are good Hispanics and bad Hispanics.
I remember while watching Hispanic television stations, the shows and even the commercials were more White than our own.
They have respect for White beauty, and a good portion of Hispanics are White. It is a well known fact that White Hispanics make up the elite of most Hispanics [sic] countries. There is good White blood worht [sic] saving in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and even Brasil [sic].
But they are still our enemies.
I have great respent 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. I am not opposed at all to allies with the Northeast Asian races.
I hate the sight of the American flag. Modern American patriotism is an absolute joke. People pretending like they have something to be proud [of] while White people are being murdered daily in the streets.
Many veterans believe we owe them something for 'protecting our way of life' or 'protecting our freedom'. But im [sic] not sure what way of life they are talking about. How about we protect the White race and stop fighting for the Jews.
I will say this though, I myself would have rather lived in 1940's American than Nazi Germany, and no this is not ignorance speaking, it is just my opinion. So I dont [sic] blame the veterans of any wars up until after Vietnam, because at least they had an American [sic] to be proud of and fight for.
To take a saying from a film: 'I see all this stuff going on, and I dont [sic] see anyone doing anything about it. And it pisses me off'. To take a saying from my favorite film: 'Even if my life is worth less than a speck of dirt, I want to use it for the good of society.'
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.
Unfortunately at the time of writing I am in a great hurry and some of my best thoughts, actually many of them have been to be left out and lost forever. But I believe enough great White minds are out there already.
Please forgive any typos, I didnt [sic] have time to check it.