By Hunter Wallace
I heard on MSNBC that Mercer left behind a “multi-page hate-filled note” at the crime scene. I can’t help but wonder if his manifesto will ever see the light of day or whether it will be hidden from the public like Vester Flanagan’s “race war” manifesto in August.
We already know that Mercer admired Vester Flanagan:
“According to a student at Umpqua, Mercer demanded to know his victims’ religion before killing them. …
In a blog linked to that identity, Harper-Mercer expressed admiration for Roanoke shooter Vester Flanagan.
People “like him have nothing left to live for,” Harper-Mercer wrote on Aug. 31. “On an interesting note, I have noticed that so many people like him are all alone and unknown, yet when they spill a little blood, the whole world knows who they are… A man who was known by no one, is now known by everyone. His face splashed across every screen, his name across the lips of every person on the planet, all in the course of one day. Seems the more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight.”
Multiple witnesses have told the media that Mercer singled out Christians:
“Witnesses told Roseburg’s local paper, the News-Review, and CNN that Mercer asked students in the classroom he entered to stand up and state their religion.
According to CNN, victim Anastasia Boylan told her father before she went into surgery that Mercer said to the students who identified as Christian, “‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second.'”
So, a mixed-race black mass shooter has executed nine Christians in an obvious hate crime in Oregon. Where are the Hatewatchers at the SPLC now? They had a lot to say when Dylann Roof murdered nine people in Charleston. Surprisingly, they had nothing to say about the jihadist Muhammad Abdulazeez or Vester Flanagan’s race war.
Let’s see if the pattern holds with Chris Harper Mercer. Place your bets.