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Buffalo Mass Shooter Who Killed 10 People Was Motivated By Racist Theory Promoted By Tucker Carlson On Fox News

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Buffalo Mass Shooter and Tucker Carlson

The mass shooting suspect who killed at least 10 people in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday, reportedly live-streamed the massacre on Twitch and posted a 106-page manifesto pushing a racist conspiracy theory prior to the attack. The suspect reportedly used an assault rifle to carry out the attack.

According to local news outlet BNO News, the man “opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York while live-streaming on Twitch, killing at least 10 people and injuring several others.”

He also posted “a 106-page online manifesto saying that he was motivated by a conspiracy theory that” white people are being replaced by other races,” the report states. “In the document, he says he is 18 years old and a self-described white supremacist and anti-semite.”

Addressing the horrific incident, anti-racism educator Tim Wise says those who push racist conspiracy theories are to blame for the inevitable violence that ensues.

“The Buffalo shooter’s manifesto rants about immigration & white birthrates, both of which feature prominently in mainstream conservative & MAGA rhetoric. And he embraces an explicitly accelerationist rationale for violence…hoping to cause further strife and societal collapse,” Wise said, according to Raw Story. “Those who spread these ideas are to blame, not just the ones who pull the trigger,” he explained. “There is nowhere else replacement theory rhetoric and logic can lead except for violence. It is inevitable…”

The so-called White Replacement Theory has been long promoted and championed by far-right personality Tucker Carlson and others on the right.

“Another white supremacist terrorist has committed mass murder, inspired by the ‘great replacement’ thinking pushed regularly by Tucker Carlson and others on the right. Blood is on their hands, 100%,” Wise said. “The white supremacist groups peddling this sh*t like the Groyper/Nick Fuentes/America First bigots, need to be sued out of existence for inspiring this terrorism. Vicarious liability. End them.”