Who was Chris Harper Mercer? Oregon massacre gunman’s chilling support for IRA and mass killers

The British 26-year-old killed nine people at Umpqua Community College after asking victims what religion they were before opening fire

regon college shooter Chris Harper Mercer was British-born who appears to have become obsessed with the Nazis and the IRA.

The 26-year-old also appeared to have an unhealthy fascination with US school killings and Virginia TV shootings gunman Vester Lee Flanagan before he carried out yesterday’s massacre at Umpqua Community College.

Harper Mercer was later killed in a shootout with police.

The killer is reported to have been born in England, but moved to the US as a young child – according to reports in America.

He lived with his mum Laurel Harper, a nurse practitioner, who appears to have moved to Oregon from California with her son in 2013.

His dad Ian Mercer, has told reporters outside his home he is ‘as surprised as anyone’ that his son carried out the killings.

But social media accounts appearing to belong to the mass murderer show a man fascinated with Nazism and the IRA.

Purchase: Harper Mercer appears to have purchased items of Nazi uniform

On his Myspace account he shared pro-IRA posters and newspaper front pages and a video showing IRA fighters holding guns and wearing balaclavas.

A dating profile belonging to Harper Mercer on website Spiritual Passions is listed under the username Ironcross45 – a reference to the German military medal associate with the Nazis.

Spiritual Passions Chris Harper Mercer
Brit-born: Chris Harper Mercer moved to the US as a young child
Chris Harper Mercer
Fascination: Chris Harper Mercer appeared to have researched previous killings

On the profile he stated that he “doesn’t like organised religion”.

A profile with the same username also purchased a Nazi SS officers’ cap on a website two years ago.

The user left the review: “I have received my order. The customer service is the very best, they are fast and very great to work with.

“I highly recommend this company they are a great pleasure to work with. there attention to detail is awesome.

“I will continue to make purchases from this company. i am very impressed with there products/service.”

He also appears to have written a blog post under the username hosted on a torrent site about Vester Lee Flanagan, who shot dead journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward.

He chillingly wrote – ‘seems the more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight’.

The post says: “I have noticed that so many people like him are all alone and unknown, yet when they spill a little blood, the whole world knows who they are.

Support: Harper Mercer’s Myspace page contains pro-IRA messages
Getty A sign welcoming children from Sandy Hook Elementry school
Research: Harper Mercer had watched documentaries about the Sandy Hook school massacre

“A man who was known by no one, is now known by everyone. His face splashed across every screen, his name across the lips of every person on the planet, all in the course of one day.

“Seems the more people you kill, the more your’re [sic] in the limelight.”

Using the same profile he uploaded the This World Surviving Sandy Hook BBC documentary for people to watch on the file-sharing site.

Chris Harper Mercer wanted to kill Christians and that’s exactly what he did.

SOURCE:  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/who-chris-harper-mercer-oregon-6558688

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