The man suspected of murdering nine people in a "xenophobic" shooting in Germany posted videos in which he raved about conspiracy theories involving devil worship and children being abused in underground lairs.
A gunman opened fire at two shisha bars in Hanau at about 10pm last night killing nine and seriously injuring five others.
After a huge manhunt, a 43-year-old male suspect's body was found at a local property along with that of a 72-year-old woman. Police believe the man, named as Tobias R, killed himself after murdering the woman, who was his mother.
Investigators believe the terror attack was racially motivated, with the interior minister for the state of Hessen saying: "Our current insights give enough ground for a xenophobic motive."
Videos of the suspect have surfaced that seem to confirm that motive. German media reports that Tobias R recently posted a video online in which he ranted about immigrants from certain ethnic groups, calling for their "extermination".
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It's believed Turkish and Kurdish people are among the victims of Wednesday's shooting.
In a separate video, he delivered what he called a "personal message to all Americans" in which he claimed the US is run by devil-worshipping elites who sexually abuse children in "underground military bases".
He urged Americans to "gather people and storm these bases" and that it was time to "fight now".
There are reports he also uploaded documents to a personal website in which he reiterated these conspiracy theories as well as his sick musings on women.
Konstantin von Notz, a politician who sits on the panel which oversees Germany's intelligence services, said investigators must carefully analyse the suspect's background and motive.
He added: "It is also clear that the agitation against migrants, the use of anti-Semitic narratives and the contempt for the state and the media, as has been systematically practiced by the AfD [the far-right party Alternative for Germany] for years, has fatal consequences.
"This poisoned social climate is the breeding ground for the right-wing terrorist structures, murdering individuals and terrorist attacks such as those in Halle, Kassel and now Hanau."
A 27-year-old man shot and killed two people in a synagogue in Halle in October 2019, after live-streaming the attack online much like the alleged Christchurch shooter.
In June Walter Lübcke, a politician from Angela Merkel's party, was assassinated outside his home in Kassel by a 45-year-old terrorist with far-right ties.
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