August 22, 2019

The Hate-Filled Forum Linking Christchurch with San Diego

“San Diego authorities are looking into a manifesto apparently published by John Earnest, the 19-year-old suspected gunman in the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue Saturday that may connect him to an arson attack on a California mosque last month.

A purported copy of the manifesto posted to underground message board 8chan just before the attack proclaims the writer to be a Christian who is ” a man of European ancestry,..blessed by God for such a magnificent bloodline” and lionizes the “sacrifice” of Brenton Tarrant, 28, who has been charged with carrying out the Christchurch massacre that left 50 people dead.

The nine-page manifesto signed with the suspected shooter’s name is structured similarly to the longer manifesto written by Tarrant. That manifesto was also posted to 8chan, a largely unmoderated site that attracts controversial groups, including white supremacists.”

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