The NYPD is vetting a Tumblr page claiming to be the “manifesto” (see below) of the New York City bomber — and threatening more explosions to come, a police source said.
The page, called “I’m the NY Bomber,” claims to be written by the person who planted bombs in Chelsea Saturday night.
A police source told the Daily News the department is investigating the webpage.
The page, which has a rainbow flag in its banner, says the bombs are a protest against the oppression of the LGBT community.
“You probably have all seen the news by now, the explosives detonated in New York City, that was me,” the first post says.
“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.”
In a second post, the author writes, “I don’t know exactly how I feel about taking human lives.”
“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,” it says.
“I’ll keep you all posted.”
Both posts were published Sunday.
The authenticity of the blog has not been confirmed, and there is no indication who is behind it.
A bomb planted in Chelsea Saturday night injured 29 people, all of whom were discharged from hospitals Sunday. Authorities found a pressure cooker device stashed four blocks away.
Chelsea is famous for being one of New York City’s most LGBT-friendly neighborhoods.
A motive for the bombing remains unknown, but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ruled out any ties to international terrorism.
Tumblr could not immediately be reached for comment.
The posting, which appears on the Internet web site “Tumblr” rants as follows:
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.
Source: Red Flag News