The attack on African-American worshipers at the Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina is nothing short of a hideous, racist act of terror. Allegedly [we still have to say allegedly at this stage] carried out by Dylann Roof, the attack left nine people dead after he opened fire during a Bible study.
A Snapchat taken just moments paints an eerie picture of the killer sitting in the study — some witness, according to Gawker, say he sat there for an hour — before his started shooting. Minutes later, nine people would be dead.
The incident prompted serial funnyman Jon Stewart of The Daily Show fame to pack away the jokes for five minutes and address the incident. And he absolutely nails it.
And if, somehow, you didn’t think that this was an act of racism, just read the chilling words apparently uttered by Roof before he opened fire:
I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.
Roof’s bail has been set at $1-million and he will appear again in October. He had reportedly admitted to officials to the murders.