Charleston’s massacre update: Dylann Roof driven to racist murder by “unrequited love!”

Charleston’s massacre update: Dylann Roof driven to racist murder by “unrequited love!”

Yvonne Williams

Strong indications have emerged which state that the man behind the Charleston’s massacre Dylann Roof was motivated by revenge because the girl he liked was dating a black man.

Report from dailymail: Dylann Roof’s cousin claims the suspected killer became racist after a girl he liked started dating a black man.

The 21-year-old is charged with murdering nine African American churchgoers in a Charleston bible study group on Wednesday night.

Since his arrest, it has emerged Roof harbored strong feelings against black people, had Confederate plates on his car, plotted to paint all Jews blue, and reportedly told friends that somebody needed to ‘save the white race’.

According to Scott Roof, his cousin, these feeling were vitalized when Dylann’s love interest became involved with a black man.

‘He kind of went over the edge when a girl he liked starting dating a black guy two years back,’ Scott told The Intercept, adding that he also ‘started listening to that white power music stuff.’

‘Dylann liked her. The black guy got her,’ Scott said. ‘He changed. I don’t know if we would be here if not…’ he finished, before hanging up the phone on the reporter.

His words come after it emerged Dylann apparently left a ranting, racist manifesto on the internet calling for a new civil war in America before staging his massacre.

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.

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.

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

Nawa o.. the height of evil.

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