OREGON SHOOTER ‘INTO OCCULT, WICCAN’


Yesterday I posted “Profiling Harper-Mercer via Media Sources” in regard to the massacre perpetrated in Rosewood Oregon. Today I found a WND article that looks into the depraved mind of a psycho-killing and Christian hating murderer.

JRH 10/3/15

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OREGON SHOOTER ‘INTO OCCULT, WICCAN’

Dating website shutters public access to killer’s profile


By LEO HOHMANN

October 2, 2015

WND

Photos from Christopher Harper Mercer’s MySpace page

The Oregon gunman who lined up his victims and asked specifically which ones were Christians before shooting them execution style had a special interest in “magick” and “spiritualism” and had joined a dating website called “Spiritual Passion.”

On the site, Christopher Harper Mercer, 26, who killed nine people and injured seven at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg before he was shot and killed by police, describes his politics as “Republican” and his interests as “killing zombies,” meditation, the occult and punk-rock music.

He also made clear that he had a disdain for organized religion. Using the handle “IronCross45,” Mercer describes himself as a “not religious,” man who lives with his parents. He belonged to a group on the site who shared common interests in “magick and the occult.” Under the category of “Religious Views,” Mercer wrote that he is not religious but is “spiritual” and was interested in “pagan” and “wiccan.”

He listed “vampire, piercings, psychic, tattoos” under the category of “Individuality.”

By midday Friday the dating site had removed Mercer’s page and blocked public access to his account but WND captured a screen shot (see below).

Mercer’s tactics, searching for Christians and killing them, bore a remarkable similarity to the Columbine High School incident where the shooters also targeted Christians, including Rachel Scott, who was the first to be killed for her faith that fateful day on April 20, 1999.

“It is astounding and inspiring to consider the number of young people who died as Christian martyrs in this horrific mass murder, a shooting spree that involved the specific targeting of Christians,” Carl Gallups, a Baptist pastor in Florida, author and former police officer who hosts a national radio show, told WND.

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Gallups’ latest book, “Be Thou Prepared: Equipping the Church for Persecution and Times of Trouble,” addresses the growing persecution of Christians in America. “They could not have known when they got up that morning they would be called upon to deny Jesus Christ, or die,” Gallups said of the courageous Christians in Oregon.

“Many are asking, ‘how could this happen in America?’ Sadly, the answer appears to be that not only ‘can’ it happen in America, but also, it will probably continue to happen with increasing frequency as the spiritual makeup of our nation continues to decay,” Gallups continued. “In the wake of this tragedy, the people of God will have even more opportunities to be the “salt and the light” and to demonstrate the love of Jesus.”

Only two ‘friends’ on Myspace

Blogger and author Pamela Geller noted that on Mercer’s Myspace page he had only two friends, “a girl and a jihadi.” The male friend is Mahmoud Ali Ehsani.

“He has just two friends — a girl and a jihadi,” Geller writes. “Check out the terror sympathizer’s page — ‘kill the jews.’ “The media has avoided mentioning this at all.”

Mercer said on the dating site he wanted a girlfriend and described his personality as a “loner, shy at first, but warm up quickly, side kick, better in small groups, geek, nerd, intellectual, punk, introvert.” He also idolized other mass shooters and terrorists. A Myspace account linked to Mercer’s email address shows pictures of him in black ski mask and full military dress holding a rifle and also images of Irish Republican Army logos. He also had an affinity for other mass killers.

In a blog, Harper-Mercer especially admired the Roanoke TV-interview shooter, Vester Flanagan, the Daily Beast reported. People “like him have nothing left to live for,” 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.” Mercer reportedly told his victims, “Oh, you’re a Christian? Well you’re about to see God.”

A well-defined pattern

Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner, MD, told Fox News the pattern is familiar of someone who recognizes from watching others that they have an opportunity to be made “larger than life.”

“This converges with someone who recognizes he’s a failure as a man,” Welner said, “and that he can go overnight from a nobody to a celebrity. “He admired that he could get the attention from killing alone. And by saying something as callous as ‘pray, because you’re about to be meet your maker’ or whatever he said,” Welner added. “He admired that he could get the attention from killing alone. Hey, what can I do that’s outrageous, and where can I target where people are defenseless and wont’ stop me from killing as many people as I can get away with.”

Welner said these types of killers, like Mercer and Dylan Roof, the Charleston, South Carolina, church shooter, are not necessarily ingrained racists.

“No, it starts with a desire to kill because one recognizes one will be larger than life,” he said. On the dating site Mercer said he was an Internet junkie and fantasized about “killing zombies.” Gary Evans, 62, who was married to Harper-Mercer’s aunt, told The Daily Beast in a phone interview that when Harper-Mercer came into the world, his birth father was not in the picture. “They were separated when I first met them, and I don’t believe they ever were married,” Evans said. The father is Caucasian, Evans said, while Harper-Mercer’s mother, Laurel Harper, is black.

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Profiling Harper-Mercer via Media Sources


John R. Houk

© October 2, 2015

Chris Harper-Mercer is the latest mass murderer giving fuel to the leftist dream of disarming all Americans. Which we all should know would mean Americans would be an even easier target for lunatics like Harper-Mercer who wouldn’t have to worry about buying a gun a legally if he so chose to kill unarmed unprotected Americans such as those shot and killed at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

When I first heard on the news that a spree-killer was targeting Christians for death by shooting them in the head who so identified themselves, my first thought was that another psycho-Muslim was on the loose in America. As more information has flowed in it has become apparent that Harper-Mercer was a lunatic most likely of the fringe Right. Just to be clear Harper-Mercer was not affiliated with Conservatives that the SPLC often mislabels as the fringe Right (Gun Rights groups, Family Values Christians, Counterjihad writers and so on). Rather Harper-Mercer was attracted to the actual fringe Right such as Nazis, Christian-haters, Jew-Haters and so forth.

I place Harper-Mercer among the fringe Right based on some logical guesses from media investigations looking at the killer’s web history leading to some fairly intelligent guesses. I suspect as the authorities investigate further some more relevant details will emerge. Until then below are some excerpts and articles into the mind of a young man who loathed Christians and had a disregard for human life.

JRH 10/2/15

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The ONE Thing The Press Will Say Over And Over Again About Chris Harper-Mercer: He Was A Republican

By ROBERT GEHL

OCTOBER 1, 2015

Downtrend.com

Here it comes.

The bodies aren’t even cold and liberal gun-grabbers, starting with the Commander-in-Chief himself are going to trample all over the victims of the Oregon College tragedy to call for more gun control.

They’ll ignore all the facts. They always do.

ONE OF HARPER-MERCER’S TWO MYSPACE FRIENDS WAS A SUPPORTER OF JIHAD AND POSTED THIS PHOTO

They’ll ignore that Chris Harper-Mercer, the 26-year-old shooter, had one of two friends who was apparently an Islamic terrorist-in-waiting.

They’ll ignore that this man was a crazed loner, who was a fan of Nazi propaganda and “supported the IRA.”

His username on a dating website was “ironcross45,” clearly a reference to the Nazi symbol.

They’ll ignore that he was not white. He was mixed-race.

They’ll ignore that he was singling out Christians to slaughter.

He was clearly insane. Deranged. A killer.

Here’s what they won’t ignore.

Tucked into all this information about Chris Harper-Mercer, is one nugget the media will glom onto: He identified as a “conservative Republican.”

You’ll hear that a lot.

They’ll ignore everything else that screams “insane killer” about READ THE REST

Blog Editor: Not connected to Harper-Mercer’s story but may be chillingly informative: “Neo-Nazi Islamic White Radicals?

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Here’s What We Know About Shooter Who Targeted Christians at Oregon College

By Fox News Insider – As seen on Hannity

Oct. 1, 2015 10:22 PM

Fox News Insider link

The gunman who killed at least nine people and wounded seven at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., has been identified as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, law enforcement sources confirmed to Fox News.

Police have said little about Harper Mercer’s background or his motive for the attack.

There is a heavy law enforcement presence outside Harper Mercer’s home, and authorities are running his name against terror watch lists, in addition to combing through his email history, phone logs and social media footprint.

According to witnesses, he lined up students in a classroom and asked their religion. Those who answered Christian were shot in the head, while those who answered another religion or did not answer were shot in the legs.

A MySpace page in his name contains photos of IRA gunmen and points to support for the organization.

In an online dating profile, the shooter purportedly identified himself as a “conservative Republican” and expressed a disdain for organized religion, Daily Beast reported. He also specified that he was in college, lived with his parents and did not drink, smoke or do drugs.

According to CBS News, the shooter wrote a blog post about Vester Flanagan, who fatally shot a Virginia news reporter and a cameraman in August.

“I have noticed that so many people like [Flanagan] are 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 READ ENTIRETY

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The anti-Christ shooter is a mixed-race, teetotaling Nazi

By Joe Tacopino

October 1, 2015 | 11:54pm

New York Post

Chris Harper-Mercer, the gunman who went on Thursday’s rampage at an Oregon college, idolized the Nazis and the IRA, despised organized religion — and talked of how killing could bring a person fame.

A profile on an online dating site, Spiritual Passions, shows the 26-year-old Harper-Mercer “doesn’t like organized religion” and identified as a “conservative Republican.”

On his MySpace page, he posted a number of pictures related to the Irish Republican Army.

“He appears to be an angry young man who was very filled with hate,” one source told The New York Times.

Harper-Mercer, who lived in Winchester, Ore., identified himself as mixed race. On the dating site, he wrote that he does not smoke or drink.

His name on the site was Ironcross45, alluding to a Nazi military badge.

He also used the moniker on the website iOffer to laud the excellent “customer service” received when ordering a leather Nazi SS officer’s cap.

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Oregon shooter targeted Christians

By Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2015

Allen B. West – Steadfast and Loyal

It is unknown why Christians were targeted specifically. Harper was a frequent poster on an image-based bulletin board called “4Chan.” A quick review shows many of the users are obsessed with death and suicide, see themselves as outsiders and resent “normies” – anyone conventional or mainstream.

This was clearly a terribly sick individual. It is a READ ENTIRETY

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Chris Harper-Mercer: Everything we know about the Oregon school gunman on Friday afternoon

Shooter encouraged followers to watch grisly images online and posted that the “more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight”

By Rob Crilly, New York and Tom Morgan

4:02PM BST 02 Oct 2015

The Telegraph

Police in Oregon have identified the gunman who opened fire at a college on Thursday, killing 10 people, as Chris Harper-Mercer.

The 26-year-old, whose social media profiles featured content supporting the IRA, apparently demanded to know his victims’ religious beliefs before opening fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

He left behind a complex web of online identities which offer a possible insight into his personality – or at least a glimpse of the way he wanted to present himself to the world.

He maintained a myspace page, on which he posted a photograph of himself holding what appears to be a rifle, alongside images of masked IRA gunmen.

Obsession with Nazis

He offered the fullest description of himself on an online dating profile, saying he was “shy at first, but warm up quickly, better in small groups”. He also said he was not religious but was “spiritual” and described his political views as conservative.

His username on the dating site Spiritual Passions was ironcross45 – a handle often used by far-Right sympathisers in reference to the German military symbol reintroduced by the Nazis.

He was also linked, via the username Lithium_Love, to a video upload site, where he also posted about Vester Flanagan, the former TV reporter who shot dead two former colleagues live on air.

[Harper-Mercer post on] Vester Flanagan Shooting

Opposition to religion

During the attack he apparently asked victims whether they were Christians.

According to Kortney Moore, 18, the shooter told people to reveal their religion during the rampage. She had been in her writing class when her teacher was shot in the head.

A woman who said her grandmother was inside Snyder Hall, where part of the attack took place, described what happened in a tweet.

A Twitter Description of Harper-Mercer Singling Christians

British connections

The gunman has a British father, Ian Mercer, who is aged in his mid-50s and from the north-west of England.

The father, from Lancashire, is believed to have moved to America to live with the killer’s mother, Laurel Harper, who is the second-oldest of four sisters.

Mr Mercer told reporters READ ENTIRETY

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CHRIS HARPER MERCER: OREGON COLLEGE SHOOTER ADVERTISED DISTASTE FOR RELIGION

By WARNER TODD HUSTON

2 Oct 2015

Breitbart.com

Big Government

Late Thursday evening, police named 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer as the man who shot and killed at least nine students, many of them women, at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

On another profile likely created by Mercer residing on the site Spiritual Passions, Mercer identified his ethnicity as “mixed race,” his interests as “internet, killing zombies, movies, music, reading,” and his political affiliation as “conservative Republican.” He also noted that he lived with his parents and never wanted children. His music interests were listed as “Industrial, Punk, Rock.”

One family member told the Daily Beast that Mercer’s father is white and his mother is black, but when he “came into the world, his birth father was not in the picture.”

On his apparent Spiritual Passions account, he also apparently reveals his distaste for religion. Not only does this page say he is “not religious” — but is “spiritual”– it also lays claim to the “Left-Hand Path” as a group that interested him.

The Left-Hand Path is an idea often equated with the occult and is said to manifest itself in “malicious Black magic.”

Local news quotes eyewitnesses as saying that Mercer ordered victims to identify their religion before firing; one Twitter user claiming to be a witness said that if students identified themselves as Christians, he shot them in the head.

Several reports identify the READ ENTIRETY

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Father of Umpqua college shooting victim: Gunman singled out Christians

By Ed Payne, Sara Sidner and Kyung Lah, CNN

Updated 10:05 AM ET, Fri October 2, 2015

CNN

Roseburg, Oregon (CNN) The gunman who opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College singled out Christians, according to the father of a wounded student.

Before going into spinal surgery, Anastasia Boylan told her father the gunman entered her classroom firing.

“I’ve been waiting to do this for years,” the gunman told the professor teaching the class. He shot him point blank, Boylan recounted.

“He was a little odd, like sensitive to things,” said Rebecca Miles, who took a theater class with Mercer.

Throughout Thursday night, investigators talked to the gunman’s family and neighbors to try to piece together the puzzle.

Another neighbor, Steven Fisher, described him as “skittish.”

“His demeanor, the way he moved, always looking around,” Fisher said. “I got a bad vibe from him.”

Roseburg has about 22,000 residents, and Umpqua isn’t a traditional college. The average age of its 13,600 students was 38 during the 2013-2014 school year.

READ ENTIRETY [The article is written to lead to support gun control. I included because I read some personal accounts that I didn’t see at other places. On a personal level I have jokingly referred to CNN as the Communist News Network]

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Edited by John R. Houk

Anything enclosed by brackets are likely by the Editor.