On June 18, IREHR president, Leonard Zeskind, was quoted in the Kansas City Star article, "Church shooting suspect Dylann Roof is an enigma, but threat of domestic terrorism is clear."
Leonard Zeskind, president of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, said the patches on Roof’s jacket and comments that Roof allegedly made inside the church indicated a white supremacist mindset.
“He said, ‘You’re raping our women, you’re taking over, this is our country, we want it back,’” Zeskind said. “It’s in line with someone who’s thinking along the lines of the white nationalist universe.”
Zeskind said the shootings were “a terrible reminder that white supremacy remains a danger in our communities.”
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