MAX stabbing survivor meets one of the girls he protected
Jun 04 2017 by Larry Hoffman
According tocourt documents based on Christian's interview while in custody, he would become animated and agitated when talking about the suppression of what he described as "free speech". A witness later said Christian called Muslims "criminals" and yelled "get off the bus and out of this country because you don't pay taxes here". "You've got no safe place!" and "Death to the enemies of America!" The mayor called for the cancellation of a pre-scheduled "Trump Free Speech Rally" planned for next weekend, saying the event would be inappropriate and warning it may pose a risk to public safety.
He faces two counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted murder and an intimidation and weapons charge.
Prosecutors say Christian went into the racist tirade on the train last Friday, focusing his anger on two teenage girls, one of whom was wearing a hijab. "We in Portland have this weird tendency to continue patterns that we've done forever, and one of them is just this same old... white saviour complex".
The report said when Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, and Micah Fletcher, 21, intervened, with the latter pushing Christian, he took out a knife and concealed it in his hand. The stab wound to Fletcher's neck "missed being a fatal injury by millimeters", court papers said, quoting his doctors.
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Police say they're responding to an incident there and another at Borough Market , a busy area of pubs and restaurants nearby. More recently, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a music concert by USA pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester on May 22.
Two people were killed on Friday and one wounded on a Portland light rail train after being stabbed by a white supremacist.
"And the Muslim community, especially in Portland, needs to understand there are a lot of us that are not going to stand by and let anybody - whether they're from here or not from here - scare you into thinking you can't be a part of this town, this city, this community", he said. "I need you, if you really want to support me, to like this, to share it, whatever, and make it spread like wildfire".
Police said they are investigating Christian's alleged extremist views.
Family members of Jeremy Christian, the suspect in last week's gruesome MAX train attack, released a statement expressing sympathy for the victims.
If you are a grown-ass person who has been able to gin up social media stomping outrage over the former but has remained silent and "prayerful" over the latter, you are a awful f**king person and I worry for your soul.
Surveillance video then shows Christian turn his attention to Namkai-Meche, who was seated. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. A stranger intervened, telling Christian he couldn't disrespect the girls in such a way, she said. "Our prayers are w/ them".