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Donald Trump's Hate-Mongering Speeches Fuel Madmen Like Dylann Storm

Rupert Murdoch, Donald Trump, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter, and everyone associated with Fox News has blood on their hands.

They want small-minded sickos like Roof to start a race war.

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By constantly spreading hatred of African-Americans and other minorities, Fox News and its commentators inspire domestic terrorists like Dylann Roof to commit atrocities. The 21-year-old's murder of nine African-Americans at a historic black church in Charleston is a direct result of the venom spewed by Limbaugh, Coulter, Trump, and company.

The words of Roof's manifesto and his warning to his victims is no different from these right-wing talking heads' public diatribes.

Take Trump, for instance. Announcing his presidential candidacy last week, he launched into a racist tirade about Mexicans. "When Mexico sends its people, they are not sending the best," Trump said. "They're sending people that have lots of problems. They're bringing drugs; they're bringing crime. They're rapists."

Compare that to Roof's words to his victims: "You rape our women, and you're taking over our country, and you have to go."

Then there's Coulter's May appearance on Sean Hannity's Fox News show, when she proclaimed that white America has paid its debt for slavery because black teens are "getting admitted to Princeton when [they] can't read."

"Is that enough?" Coulter shrieked.

Sounds similar to what Roof wrote: "Negroes have lower IQs, lower impulse control, and higher testosterone levels in general. These three things alone are a recipe for violent behavior."

The parallels between Roof and the entire Fox News lynch mob are obvious, yet the commentators can't bear to admit it.

That's why they're claiming Roof killed his victims because of a war on Christianity. They keep denying that hatred of black people and minorities was his sole motivation. They want small-minded sickos like Roof to start a race war. Long ago, the FBI went after the Black Panthers for allegedly doing the same. It's time to put Murdoch and his cronies in jail for profiting from inciting race wars.

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