Hours before john earnest, the sick, depraved, Trump-hating anti-Semite killed one person and injured others in a Poway, California synagogue yesterday, he apparently put up an “open letter” explaining why he did it.

The above link is to an NBC News story which describes the “open letter” this way:

The 8chan post appears near identical to the one Brenton Tarrant left hours before opening fire at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. It even links to the same document dumping sites PasteBin and MediaFire to host the open letter.

The attached note is similar in both format and tone to the one written by Tarrant, who killed 50 people last month. Tarrant and Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers are listed as a direct inspiration in the letter, which is riddled with almost exclusively anti-Semitic tropes and advocacy for white supremacy.

The letter claims the shooter began planning his attack shortly after Tarrant’s attack. Like Tarrant’s post, it follows a question-and-answer format.

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.

As you can see, though NBC paraphrased earnest, it did not put up his actual words.

But did put them up.  Here is a key verbatim:

In this connection, I have a request for the people (and, lamentably, there are a lot of them) who – based on a lie about what he said about Charlottesville, Virginia, have convinced themselves that President Trump is a neo-nazi/White supremacist sympathizer:  how does your “knowledge” about Trump square with an actual neo-nazi/White supremacist calling him a “Zionist, Jew-loving, anti-White traitorous cocksucker”?

And one other question:  how much more logical would that description be if it were attached to, say, Rep. ilhan omar (D-MN) or Rep. rashida tlaib (D-MI), or their supporters?

That’s worth thinking about.

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