Yesterday, on May 27, it was reported that a White Supremacist got on the MAX train in Northeast Portland. He saw two teenage girls, one of whom was wearing a hijab, and immediately launched into a racist, Islamophobic tirade.
Two teenage girls boarded a MAX train in downtown heading to Northeast Portland early Friday evening when a man got on at a later stop and immediately launched into a racial tirade as soon as they caught his eye.
“He was saying that Muslims should die,” said Dyjuana Hudson, a mother of one of the girls. “That they’ve been killing Christians for years.”
Hudson recounted what her daughter, Destinee, told her hours after police tracked down the man as he ran from the rush-hour train into the Hollywood neighborhood. Other passengers chased him from a distance and called 911.
Three Good Samaritans attempted to intervene. One is in the hospital, and the other two are dead.
Two men were killed in a stabbing on a MAX train Friday when they tried to intervene as another man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, including one wearing a hijab, police said.
A third passenger who tried to help was also stabbed, but is expected to survive, said Portland police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson.
The White Supremacist is Jeremy Christian…
Christian is a known right wing extremist and white supremacist. On April 29, Christian showed up to the right-wing “March for Free Speech” on 82nd Avenue in Montavilla with a baseball bat in an attempt to assault left-wing protesters. The bat was quickly confiscated by Portland police officers. He ranted how he was a nihilist. He’d soon yelled racial slurs (“fuck all you n*****s”) and gave the Nazi salute throughout the day. He yelled “Hail Vinland” throughout the day.
Apparently, some of Portland’s “finest” had this to say about him:
A few Portland police officers on April 29 appeared to be familiar with Christian, but not threatened by him. They claimed he had a head injury and was mentally ill.
Who cares if he’s mentally ill or not? The fact is that this man is filled with hatred. He is the embodiment of everything the right stands for; in fact, he’s the logical outcome of the Islamophobic rhetoric and actions of Agent Orange and the Republicans.
Oh but excuse me… let me not make this “political” (you know… by pointing out the obvious). This is just a sad fluke that happened to a whole lot of people…
A Facebook account that appeared to belong to a TriMet bus driver responded to a stabbing that left two MAX riders dead and one injured Friday, saying “Liberals and Democrats” are “turning it into a Muslim hatred thing.”
The post came early Saturday, the day after a man on a MAX train targeted two teenage girls, one black and one a Muslim wearing a hijab, with verbal abuse, including anti-Muslim sentiments. He then turned on three men who intervened, police said, stabbing all three. Two of the men intervening died, while a third was hospitalized.
The lengthy response to a news story about the stabbing said the response focused too much on the targets of the verbal abuse.
“I pray for the families left mourning for these that were killed because a few showed care is what needs to be focused on,” the post said.
The post then turned its attention to other matters, writing, “Illegals are breaking our laws and dangerous!”
Said Facebook post (shown in that article I just quoted from) also said this…
The Liberals and Democrats here in Portland Oregon are grabbing a hold of this and turning it into a Muslim hatred thing when the man spatted many other things in anger as well.
You agreed with him, didn’t you? Just admit it. We can all see that you agreed with him. Especially when your Facebook post also says this:
Pretty pathetic to look down such a narrow path. If these sanctuary cities continue to protect the illegals we are going to see more issues unfold simply because they don’t get it! Illegals are breaking our laws and are dangerous!
The rest of that racist screed was hard to parse. But don’t think that’s the only support Jeremy Christian got.
The Daily Stormer (of course), got in on the act, being even more blatant about their support…
As Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin sees it, Christian was nobly “[c]onfronting the people who are killing [us]” by allegedly harassing the Muslim women on the train.
As for the men who were killed after trying to intervene, Anglin says snidely that
maybe they should have just minded their own business, huh?
The type of person who would white knight for haji women is probably the worst type of person of all.
We are being slaughtered by these people, and it is incredible that this sort of thing doesn’t happen more often.
No time in history have we ever seen any situation like what we have right now: a situation where we are told we have to be kind to and protect an invading army that is slaughtering us on the streets.
Who is slaughtering who on the streets? See, the only invading army I see in the US is our police force, and I only see them slaughtering people of color and the neurodivergent (and especially the intersection thereof). So I really don’t know what this Anglin character is getting at…
Commenters on the article were similarly disgusting…
“2 collaborators down and 1 injured, whats not to like,” writes someone called Dax.
“[A]bout the idiot men that “defended” the women, you expected sex retribution?” snorts PugKommander, “but you get a grave retribution. For every white-knight there will be a white trooper.”
Mosin-Nagant compares Christian to racist mass murderer Dylann Roof.
Hmmm…. I like this guy more than Saint Bowlcut. He went all medievel on them and slashed throats. DyRo needs to 1-up this guy and shank more n*****s in prison lol
Dave Futrelle ends his post with a very important observation:
The alt-right is breeding monsters.
But there’s no home-grown white terrorism in the US! Nosiree bob! It’s all those damn illegal immigrant Mexican Muslims! That’s who’s committing all that terror! And taking our jobs! And being all not white! It’s unacceptable!
This whole thing is disgusting. I ache for those two teenagers, I ache for the families of the two people who were murdered, and I ache for the third victim who I hope survives. I also ache for all those who are in harms way because of these terrorists.
Terrorists. Frankly, I’m more terrified of these White Supremacist assholes than I am of any Muslim in the US any day.
Hillary Clinton, in a tweet that came across quite presidential, shared the NY Times coverage of the story and said this…
No one should have to endure this racist abuse.
No one should have to give their life to stop it.https://t.co/CpmQcHI8gi
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 27, 2017
Heartbreaking. No one should have to endure this racist abuse. No one should have to give their life to stop it.
Police on Saturday identified the victims of Friday’s stabbing attack aboard a MAX train in Northeast Portland.
Two men who died in the attack were identified as:
Best died at the scene of the attack, and Namkai-Meche died at a hospital.
Police said the victim injured in the attack was 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher of Southeast Portland. He remains in a Portland hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, police said.
Namkai-Meche’s mother earlier identified him as a victim of the attack. He had graduated from Reed College last year with a degree in economics and worked in Portland.
Best was a city of Portland employee and an Army veteran who previously ran for political office in Clackamas County.
And yes, there are indeed GoFundMe’s for the stabbing victims…
Portland restaurateur Nick Zukin has organized an online fundraiser for the families of the stabbing victims. A spokeswoman for GoFundMe, the platform hosting the fundraiser, said the company is working with Zukin to ensure all funds go to the victims and their families.
Another GoFundMe campaign seeks to raise funds for the man critically injured in the stabbing attack. Its organizer, Carlos Espinoza, said the victim is a friend. The GoFundMe spokeswoman said that campaign is also authentic, and that the company will similarly work with Espinoza.
All that, and yet some people got mad because Nazi Richard Spencer got punched in the face…
Yup. I went there.