Earnest Wrote in His Manifesto He, ‘Would Die a Thousand Times Over to Prevent the Doomed Fate that the Jews Have Planned for My Race’ & Says He Started a Fire at a Mosque
In his manifesto, John Earnest wrote, “I do not care about the debt-based currency that Jews like to pretend is money. I do not care for the bread and circus that Jewry has used to attempt to pacify my people. I willingly sacrifice my future—the future of having a fulfilling job, a loving wife, and amazing kids. I sacrifice this for the sake of my people. OUR people. I would die a thousand times over to prevent the doomed fate that the Jews have planned for my race.”
Earnest claims he set a fire at an Escondido mosque in the weeks after the Christchurch shooting. In his manifesto, Earnest wrote, “I scorched a mosque in Escondido with gasoline a week after Brenton Tarrant’s sacrifice and they never found shit on me (I didn’t realize sandn*ggers were sleeping inside though—they woke up and put out the fire pretty much immediately after I drove away which was unfortunate. Also they didn’t report the message I spray-painted on the parking lot. I wrote ‘For Brenton Tarrant -t. Zig Forums’).
“Four weeks. Four weeks ago, I decided that I was doing this. Four weeks later I did it. I remember a specific moment in time after Brenton Tarrant’s sacrifice that something just clicked in my mind. ‘If I won’t defend my race, how can I expect others to do the same?’ I immediately got to planning, and I never looked back. I never had doubts. I never felt afraid. I never felt anxious—just the occasional nervous excitement,” Earnest wrote.
“To the true anons out there (you know who you are). You are the product of Zig Forums—the product of unadulterated truth. You are my brothers and the best dudes out there. You are the most honorable men of this age. Despite all odds against you, you not only discovered the truth but also help to spread it. Some of you have been waiting for The Day of the Rope for years,” he wrote.
John Earnest, the 19-year-old man detained in Saturday’s deadly synagogue shooting in San Diego, was a student at Cal State University San Marcos, school officials said.
Earnest was being questioned by the FBI and homicide authorities. San Diego Sheriff William Gore said authorities were poring over his social media accounts and a letter that Gore described as a "manifesto" posted online around the time of the attack.
Gore said officials were working to verify the posting's authenticity and did not offer details on any motive. But the letter supposedly details the shooter's hateful motivations and his reasons for targeting members of the Jewish faith.
In the letter, posted on an online text storage site called Pastebin, the author identified himself as a 19-year-old nursing student with the same name as the suspect.
Karen Haynes, president of Cal State San Marcos, said in a letter to the campus community: "We are dismayed and disheartened that the alleged shooter – now in custody – is a CSUSM student. CSUSM is working collaboratively with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to assist and gain more information." CSUSM is about 12 miles northwest of Chabad of Poway.
She added: "We extend our deepest condolences to all of the victims, their families, friends and our entire community. We share your grief. This despicable act is entirely against our values as a University, particularly given that many in our community are preparing to observe Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) on May 1. We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community and reject the rhetoric of divisiveness that feeds hatred."
Gore, the sheriff, said Earnest was also being investigated in connection with an arson at a mosque in nearby Escondido last month. In that incident, a fire broke out at 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, at Dar-ul-Arqam mosque, also known as the Islamic Center of Escondido.
The suspect in that attack left behind a note referencing the terrorist attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that killed 50 worshippers in mid-March. The letter that investigators are investigating related to Saturday's attack also claims responsibility for the arson at Dar-ul-Argam.
In the Escondido incident, the mosque’s security camera captured a person breaking a parking lot gate’s lock and pouring some liquid near a side door and setting it on fire. Seven people were at the mosque at the time and were able to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher before firefighters arrived. No one was injured; the FBI has offered a $10,000 reward for information related to the incident.
The Islamic Center of Escondido is about 14 miles north of the Poway synagogue attacked Saturday.