The man accused of killing nine people at a historic black church in South Carolina appears to have left a hateful screed on the Internet.
YAHOO NEWS AS REPORTED BY MICHAEL WALSH:
The white man who faces nine counts of murderfor allegedly opening fire in a historically African-American church in South Carolina on Wednesday apparently left a screed of his racist beliefs – and dozens of photos of himself posing with the Confederate flag and symbols tied to white supremacist groups.
In one image, the suspected gunman is posed on the beach wearing the same clothes he is seen wearing on surveillance footage as he entered the church on Wednesday. It is unclear if this image was taken the same day as the shooting, but if so, it would show that Roof took time to visit the beach, inscribe the racist symbol 1488 in the sand and photograph himself before allegedly traveling to Charleston.
The symbol 1488 is a number adopted by white supremacists, according to online sites that have also posted the number. The “88” refers to H, the eighth letter of the alphabet and is a symbol for “Heil Hitler.” The “14” refers to this Nazi party mantra: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”
On Saturday morning, two Twitter users –Emma Quangel and Henry Krinkle – found what is believed to be the 21-year-old’s website, titled “The Last Rhodesian.” They used the Reverse Whois search on domaintools.com to find the site registered under Roof’s name.
Quangel, who identifies as a Communist, tweeted that it is her “solemn duty and obligation to hate and fight racism with every inch of [her] being!”
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