According to several reports, the 19-year-old man, the alleged shooter – John T. Earnest – who is currently suspected of carrying out the deadly shooting at a San Diego-area synagogue published an antisemitic and anti-Trump manifesto online.
Law enforcement has said that the alleged suspect – John T. Earnest – police said the 19-year-old stepped into the Chabad of Poway armed with a semi-automatic rifle and opened fire. Authorities say Earnest is suspected of killing one person and injuring three others in the synagogue.
What we know of the quotes is as follows:
NBC News Reports: “A user self-identifying himself as John Earnest posted a white nationalist open letter to the far-right message board 8chan. He also used the username “JohnTEarnest” to post the letter on a document hosting site,”
CNN reports: on an 8chan post, American-based imageboard website composed of user-created boards, “identifying as 19-year-old John Earnest references killing Jewish people without making actual reference to Poway or the synagogue involved in the shooting.”
“In the open letter, Earnest talks about planning the attack and references other attacks on houses of worship, including the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh as well the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. Earnest also talks about his disdain for Jews and claims responsibility for a mosque fire in Escondido a week and a half after the attacks in Christchurch,”
According to various sources, Earnest hates President Donald Trump and reveals he is inspired by New Zealand mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant, Adolf Hitler and the Tree of Life Synagogue shooter Robert Bowers.
NBC News reports: “The shooter claims in the Q-and-A section to eschew political ideology, saying he does not support Donald Trump because of his support for Israel. The writer also complains that conservatives aren’t violent enough in support of their politics.”
“Are you a Trump supporter?” one question reads. “You mean that Zionist, Jew-loving, anti-White, traitorous cocksucker? Don’t make me laugh,” the answer says.
This is as much about the manifesto that we have learned at this time.
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