El Paso shooting: 21-year-old suspect Patrick Crusius ‘espoused racist tropes and voiced support for Christchurch mosque gunman’

This is so sad and troubling. Innocent people being gunned down by some psycho! 

What is also troubling, in my view, are people such as that buffoon Beto O’Rourke (and many others) who immediately blame everything on Donald Trump. What does this idiot propose, that we just ignore all of the issues in America to avoid making some nut-job angry? Donald Trump has nothing to do with this! If anyone or any entity is to blame for this it’s people such as Beto and ESPECIALLY the liberal media who relentlessly attack Trump and make him out to be worse than the devil, with repetitive accusations of bigotry, racism, hatred, etc. every hour of every day for the past two and a half years!

Hatred toward Trump by liberals is so intense that there has been no mention of an “assault style” weapon being used by the killer. When the Left-Tards don’t jump all over talks of a ‘gun ban’ following one of these incidents, you know something is bigger news. The bigger news is blaming Trump. TGO

Refer to story below. Source: The Independent

Tom Embury-Dennis
The Independent

The suspected gunman behind the El Paso shooting that has left at least 20 people dead is believed to be a 21-year-old white man called Patrick Crusius.

Though Crusius was not named by law enforcement as the shooter, local media reported his name and published what it said were CCTV images of the suspect armed with a rifle.

The Texas city’s police chief said the assault on a Walmart store on Saturday, which left another 26 people wounded, was being investigated as a potential hate crime

Police officially identified a 21-year-old white male from Allen, Texas, a Dallas suburb some 650 miles east of El Paso.

The attack came just minutes after a far-right manifesto appeared online. Senior law enforcement officials told NBC News they were “reasonably confident” the document had been posted by the shooting suspect on online message board 8chan.

If authentic, it would make it the third mass shooting this year announced in advance on the website, which often features far-right and racist content.

El Paso police chief Greg Allen said authorities were examining the manifesto, which indicated “there is a potential nexus to a hate crime”. Officials declined to elaborate and said the investigation was continuing.

The racist four-page document, titled “The Inconvenient Truth”, calls the Walmart attack “a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas” and expresses support for the gunman who killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand earlier this year.

He rails against automation, the “destruction of our environment” and immigration, and says his views were influenced by the so-called “Great Replacement”, a white supremacist conspiracy theory that claims people of European descent are being overwhelmed.

The 2,300-word diatribe expresses hatred of “race mixing” and suggests the US should be split up into different regions for different ethnicities.

His opinions on immigration, he writes, predate “Trump and his campaign for president”, though the author repeatedly uses talking points often wielded by the US president, including the claim “illegals” are “invading” the country, and that the mainstream media publishes “fake news”.

CNN reported the FBI has opened a domestic terror investigation into the shooting.

At least two Democratic presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg and El Paso native Beto O’Rourke, drew connections to a resurgence in white nationalism and xenophobic politics in the US.

“America is under attack from homegrown white nationalist terrorism,” Mr. Buttigieg said at a candidates forum in Las Vegas.

Mr. O’Rourke partially blamed Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric, which “fundamentally changes the character of the country – and it leads to violence”.

On Twitter, Mr. Trump branded the shooting “an act of cowardice”, adding, “I know that I stand with everyone in this country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people”.

The carnage ranked as the eighth-deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, after a 1984 shooting in San Ysidro, California, that claimed 21 lives.

It came just six days after the last major outbreak of US gun violence in a public place – a food festival in California where a teenager killed three people with an assault rifle and injured a dozen others before taking his own life in a hail of police gunfire.


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