- Nov 26, 2015
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- LaPorte, Indiana
The Op-ed puts all the blame on Trump. But the El Paso shooting was inspired by the Aussie terrorist who attacked Muslims in Christchurch and the suspect just repeated what Brenton Tarran did in New Zealand as a copycat crime. Brenton Tarrant was on the same white supremacist message board 8chan, on which their manifestos appeared. 8chan is also a hub of the QAnon conspiracy movement. The FBI just warned about the Q movement (QAnon) on the anonymous message board.Much of Trump’s political shtick is pivoted on the white nationalist notion that white Americans find themselves in a do-or-die struggle with non-white immigrants, and thus framing Hispanics, Muslims, Jews, African Americans, and other ethnic minorities to be an external threat, or “invaders”.
Patrick Crusius, 21, was booked into the El Paso County Jail early Sunday morning on a charge of capital murder. He is accused of walking into a crowded Walmart on Saturday and targeting customers and employees, leaving 20 dead and another 27 injured.
Investigators believe Crusius posted a 2,356-word "manifesto" that appeared on the anonymous message board 8chan less than a half hour before the shooting. The four-page document shared widely online contains anti-immigrant and racist rhetoric, advocates a plan to divide the nation into territories by race and warns of an impending yet unspecified attack.
“From the manifesto that we first saw, we attribute that manifesto directly to him," El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said Sunday afternoon.
Federal investigators, however, have not said whether they have linked Crusius to the manifesto. If hate is a factor in the shootings, federal authorities would bring those charges.