A collection of images of Charleston church gunman Dylann Roof posing with a gun have surfaced online.
Dylann Storm Roof, 21, shot dead nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday, June 17.
The pictures discovered on a website also show Dylann Roof burning the US flag and visiting a slave plantation.
In one image Dylann Roof is shown staring down the camera while sitting on a chair in camouflage trousers holding a gun.
It is unclear who posted the images on the site, which was found on June 20.
The website with a white supemacist manifesto was taken offline on the same day shortly after it was discovered. Internet records suggest its domain was registered in February to a Dylann Roof in Eastover, South Carolina, but it is unclear who was behind it.
It is not clear who wrote the words and who took the pictures, but the manifesto appears to trace the evolution of the author’s racist worldview and concludes with a section labeled “An Explanation”.
The manifesot reads: “I have no choice. I am not in the position to, alone, go into the ghetto and fight. I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.”
Data from the images show many of them were taken in April and May 2015.
Many of the photographs show Dylann Roof posing with the Confederate flag, a symbol used in the US south during the civil war when southern states tried to break away to prevent the abolition of slavery.
It is viewed by many as symbolizing the white supremacy advocated by those states at the time.
The website was discovered by two Twitter users who used a tool to find any domain names registered to Dylann Roof.
Dylan Roof was arrested on June 18 and charged with the murders of nine African-Americans at the Emanuel African Methodist Church in downtown Charleston.
Police said Dylann Roof spent an hour sitting with parishioners inside the church before opening fire on them.
Crowds gathered outside the historic church on June 20 to hear pastors from across the US lead prayers.
The Emanuel AME Church is due to reopen on Sunday, June 21, for a service at 09:00 local time.
The gunman suspected of shooting six people dead at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday has been identified as Wade Michael Page, a former US serviceman.
Wade Michael Page, 40, was shot dead by police during the attack in a Milwaukee suburb, police said.
US officials said Wade Michael Page had been discharged from the military after being demoted.
Police will hold a press conference at 11:00 EDT.
A civil rights group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, has described Wade Michael Page as a “frustrated neo-Nazi”.
The gunman suspected of shooting six people dead at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday has been identified as Wade Michael Page, a former US serviceman
The organization added that in 2010 Wade Michael Page said in an interview with a white supremacist website that he had been a member of the white-power music scene in 2000, and created a band called End Apathy, the Associated Press reports.
The gunman, described by witnesses as a bald, white man, entered the Wisconsin Sikh Temple in Oak Creek on Sunday morning and opened fire.
He killed six people and critically injured three people, including a policeman, before another officer shot the attacker dead.
The wounded police officer was shot eight or nine times in the face and extremities at close range with a handgun. But he was expected to make a full recovery, police said.
Authorities said the gunman had used a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, which was recovered at the scene.
Wade Michael Page reportedly served in the US Army between April 1992 and October 1998, ending his career at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
A federal official told the Associated Press news agency that Wade Michael Page was discharged after being reduced in rank from sergeant to specialist, although the official did not give a reason for the demotion.
According to US media, Wade Michael Page was a psychological operations specialist and a Hawk Missile System repairman.
He was reportedly disciplined in June 1998 for being drunk on duty, and discharged for “patterns of misconduct”.
Police said on Sunday they were treating the attack as an act of domestic terrorism.
But FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Milwaukee division, Teresa Carlson, said on Sunday night: “While the FBI is investigating whether this matter might be an act of domestic terrorism, no motive has been determined at this time.”
On Sunday night a warrant was issued allowing the authorities to search Wade Michael Page’s house in the town of Cudahy, a few miles from the temple.
Special Agent Thomas Ahern, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, told ABC News that Wade Michael Page had tattoos which might suggest the attack was a hate crime.
But a member of the temple told CNN the attacker had a 9/11 tattoo on one arm.
The names of the victims have not yet been made public, although the president of the congregation and a priest were reportedly among the victims.
The temple in Oak Creek was founded in 1997 and is said to have a congregation of about 400 worshippers.
Wisconsin, which passed a law in 2011 allowing citizens to carry a concealed weapon, has some of the most permissive gun laws in the US.
Mike du Toit, the mastermind of a white supremacist plot to kill Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, has been convicted of treason.
A Pretoria court ruled that Boeremag group leader Mike du Toit was behind the nine bombings in Johannesburg’s Soweto township in 2002.
Mike du Toit is the first person to be convicted of treason in South Africa since white minority rule ended in 1994.
Analysts say race relations in South Africa are still tense.
However, white extremist groups like Boeremag, which means Afrikaner Power in Afrikaans, have very little support, they say.
Mike du Toit, the mastermind of a white supremacist plot to kill Nelson Mandela, has been convicted of treason
The Pretoria High Court handed down its verdict against Mike Du Toit, a former academic, following a nine-year trial.
Judge Eben Jordaan said Mike Du Toit had authored a blueprint for revolution intended to evict black people from most of South Africa and to kill anyone who got in the way, the South African Press Association reports.
Witnesses told the court that Boeremag had carried out a spate of bombings in Soweto in 2002, killing one person.
The Boeremag had also planned to stage a coup and assassinate Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison before being elected president in 1994 and acted as a unifying force after decades of white-minority rule.
The group also intended to shoot whites who opposed their vision of a racially pure nation, the witnesses said.
More than 20 other suspects were on trial with Mike Du Toit, but the court has not yet ruled on their fate.
Nearly 200 people gave evidence for the state – including police informants within Boeremag.
Nelson Mandela stood down as South Africa’s president in 1999 after serving one term, handing over to Thabo Mbeki.
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