Sunday, September 18, 2016

Tumblr User Claims Responsibility For Chelsea Bombing: "I'm The NY Bomber"

(images via Towleroad)

The NYPD is currently investigating whether or not the owner of a Tumblr page is responsible for the Chelsea bombing last night.

The Tumblr page was deleted early Sunday afternoon.

LGBT blogging site Towleroad grabbed screenshots before the page was removed.

According to the New York Daily News, “A police source told the Daily News the department is investigating the blog. Another source said the NYPD is speaking to local LGBT activists for any clues about the webpage.”

Not sure if this will pan out as the New York Post is reporting that an "Arab-looking" man has been implicated by witnesses, and a letter written in Arabic in part was found with the second bomb that was not exploded.

I've also heard reports that the poster may actually be based in North Carolina...?

The Tumblr page, bearing the title, “I’m the NY Bomber,” had only two posts.

The first post, titled “Manufacturing Test Explosives”, seemed to take credit for the bombing on behalf of “homosexuals like myself” as social justice for anti-LGBTQ oppression.

Manufacturing Test Explosives

Hi.

You probably have all seen the news by now,

the explosives detonated in New York City, that was me. Those were just some tests, I know where I have made errors and I will not make the same mistake next time.

I did it because I cannot stand society.

I cannot live in a world where homosexuals like myself as well as the rest of the LGBTQ+ community are looked down upon by society.

It is 2016 and we are still being viewed as mentally ill, sinners, attention seekers, and just plain weirdos in general. I am not going to stand by while under classed and underprivileged people are oppressed. I am not going to stand by while there is inequality in my country such as the racism being seen in white police officers all over the country. I am not going to live in a country where it is OK to have a misogynist, xenophobic, racist Islamophobic, republican candidate running for President of The United States! That’s implying that republicans in general should even be taken seriously as they are all cisgendered privileged white people.

This is not the end, this is just the beginning. I will be remembered. I will make a difference. I will eliminate my targets before it is too late.

The second post, titled “Taking a human life”, expressed more of the same:

Taking a human life

I don’t know exactly how I feel about taking human lives

However, what I do know is that If I don’t do what needs to be done nobody will pay attention. LGBTQ+ people are much more likely to commit suicide than straight cisgendered people. It seems that nobody cares, however what if people from the LGBTQ+ community started lashing out in response to the violence and oppression we face with violence and possibly oppression? I’m sure that would give people a reason to not stand by while so many people are being oppressed. I suppose I’m just going to have to move forward knowing that what I am doing had a purpose and will in fact make a difference. I’ll keep you all posted.

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