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Buffalo supermarket shooter’s chilling 180-page manifesto mentions ‘grand replacement theory’


The Buffalo supermarket killer says he was driven to kill by the ‘great replacement theory’ which claims white people are being driven into extinction by migrants.

Payton Gendron’s 180-page Google Drive document details his twisted reasons for carrying out Saturday’s massacre at the Top Market supermarket, killing 10 people.

Much of the manifesto centered on the “Great Replacement Theory”. The IT claims white people deliberately outnumber migrants from other countries in the United States to skew the election in favor of the Democrats.

Gendron said he chose to target the upstate New York store because it was in the 14208 ZIP code, which he said “has the highest percentage of black people closest to home. me”.

He included a sketchy map of the store, but didn’t name it before filming, saying he didn’t want to notify anyone if his manifesto ended up in the hands of law enforcement.

The manifesto said he had been entirely radicalized by the internet – rather than anyone he had met in real life – and added that he had been inspired by Brenton Tarrant.

Tarrant is a white supremacist who went live on the air murdering 51 Muslims at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2019.

Gendron said, “The truth is my personal life and experiences have no value.”

Payton Gendron, pictured outside court on Saturday, released a chilling 180-page manifesto detailing his racism and anti-Semitism before murdering 10 at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York

Buffalo supermarket shooter’s chilling 180-page manifesto mentions ‘grand replacement theory’

Gendron listed his main inspiration as New Zealand mosque killer Brenton Tarrant, who went live on the air murdering 51 Muslims in 2019

Buffalo supermarket shooter’s chilling 180-page manifesto mentions ‘grand replacement theory’

Buffalo supermarket shooter’s chilling 180-page manifesto mentions ‘grand replacement theory’

Gendron also cited black church mass murderer Dylan Roof, left, and Norwegian killer Anders Breivik, right, as inspirations.

Gendron said Tarrant “radicalized him the most” while discussing what prompted him to shoot 13 people, 10 of them fatally.

White supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof, who killed nine black worshipers at a South Carolina church in 2015, was also cited as an inspiration in the manifesto.

And Norwegian killer Anders Breivik – who massacred 77 people in 2011 – was also cited as an inspiration by Gendron.

Police said 11 of the people he shot were black, with the other two being white.

Like Tarrant, Gendron live-streamed his massacre. Tarrant used Facebook Live, while Gendron used the Twitch streaming service.

He is the most popular among video gamers, with Twitch removing Gendron’s video less than two minutes after it was uploaded.

A Twitch spokesperson said they were “devastated” that their platform was used.

The Google document containing Gendron’s manifesto remained online for several hours.

It was later taken down after Google said its content violated the web giant’s terms of service.

Screenshots of its content remain online.

They also include hundreds of racist memes and excerpts from liberal publications that Gendron found offensive to his beliefs.

Buffalo supermarket shooter’s chilling 180-page manifesto mentions ‘grand replacement theory’

Gendron’s manifesto has been taken down, and anyone who clicks on a link to it displays this message saying it violated Google’s terms of service

Buffalo supermarket shooter’s chilling 180-page manifesto mentions ‘grand replacement theory’

Gendron, pictured before the massacre, said he had been radicalized by the internet and says he chose his target site because it had the largest black population that was relatively close to him

And although the manifesto is widely believed to be genuine, with Gendron identifying himself, he used a fake photograph.

The photo he posted, which he claimed was him, was actually of comedian Sam Hyde.

This image of Hyde – posing outdoors while holding an assault rifle – has been used repeatedly to misidentify other mass shooters.

It is unclear whether Gendron used Hyde’s image in his own manifesto in a twisted attempt at humor.

So far, two victims have been identified, both black. Grandmother Ruth Whitfield, 86, was shot while buying eggs. And store security guard Aaron Salter, a father of three, was killed after he opened fire on Gendron.

Salter did so after witnessing Gendron kill other shoppers, but the teenage killer had worn enough body armor to shield himself from Salter’s bullets.

Gendron addressed his hatred of black people, Jews, leftists and transgender people in his manifesto.

He also provided biographical details about his social life, saying he grew up in Conklin, New York, about three and a half hours from Buffalo.

Gendron added, “I have never been diagnosed with a disability or a mental disorder,” he wrote. I believe I am perfectly sane.

The killer was arrested after walking outside the supermarket and arraigned in court on Saturday evening.

He has so far been charged with one count of first degree murder, although more charges will follow.

Gendron only spoke to confirm he understood the charge, with his lawyer saying he would deny it.

This comes despite saying he would plead guilty to his crimes in his manifesto.

Gendron also faces federal hate crime and terrorism charges, which could see him put to death.

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