Accused killer Luka Rocco Magnotta linked to far-right U.S. white supremacists in message board posts
Stewart Bell Jun 1, 2012 – 11:53 AM ET | Last Updated: Jun 1, 2012 12:10 PM ET
A screengrab from a cached page from the U.S. white nationalist website Stormfront, showing a post suspected to have been written by accused murderer Luka Rocco Magnotta.
A year before he became the target of an international manhunt for an alleged killing and dismemberment, Luka Rocco Magnotta was being hailed as a hero of free speech on a U.S. white nationalist website.
A May 27, 2011 post on Stormfront.org refers to Mr. Magnotta as “an open white supremacist” and claims he was being forced to flee Canada and return to Russia because of “his views on white supremacy.”
The post, by a forum member named reddragon1, said Magnotta “is of Russian/Italian heritage,” was born in Tolyatti, Russia, moved to Canada at age five and went to the United States to work in modeling and adult entertainment.
“However, after he published his website supporting the freeze on immigration to America and Canada, he was bombarded with hate mail and his website was removed,” the post read. “His websites were frequently targeted and removed.”
It quoted Mr. Magnotta’s website as lamenting that “blacks get their own countries, Chinese get their own countries … however if white people want their own countries then we are denied that right.”read more