Real or hoax? Charleston church gunman’s manifesto allegedly found online

Authenticity yet to be confirmed

The alleged manifesto of the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof has reportedly been found online.

While the authenticity of the manifesto has not been verified, blogger Emma Quangel claims that a reverse whois search confirmed that the website,, was registered to a Dylann Roof on February 9.

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Roof, 21, has confessed to killing nine people at a historic black church in Charleston on Wednesday.

The website features a gruesome image from the movie, "Romper Stomper," according to a Reddit user. There are two links on the homepage, one to photos, the other to text. The photos link downloads a zip file that allegedly contain images of Roof. The text link points to the alleged manifesto.

The manifesto outlines the author’s take on racial relations in the U.S. and around the world. The author gives their take on various races using derogatory language and stereotypes. Towards the end of the document, the author references Charleston.

“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.”

Benjamin Crump, attorney for Trayvon Martin's family, released a public statement in regards to the manifesto, which refers to the Martin case.

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