White Supremacy Rears Its Ugly Head In Portland Oregon
A man known for his white supremacy and Nazi slurs and references, went on a knife attack in Portland Oregon leaving 2 dead and one injured. Two men were killed and another was injured by a man who police said was yelling anti-Muslim slurs at a woman in a hijab on a Portland Transit train on Friday afternoon.
Witnesses told media sources, a man, later identified as 35-year-old Jeremy Joseph Christian, was yelling about hating Muslims and other things for several minutes before people confronted him, possibly trying to defend the young woman wearing a hijab.
Those women left the scene but police would like to speak to them.
“In the midst of his ranting and raving, some people approached him and appeared to try to intervene with his behavior and some of the people that he was yelling at,” Simpson told The Oregonian. “They were attacked viciously.”
One person was dead at the scene and another died at a hospital, Simpson said. The third person was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
“This suspect was on the train and he was yelling and ranting and raving, a lot of different things, including what would be characterized as hate speech or bias language,” Portland Police Sgt. Pete Simpson said. “In the midst of his ranting and raving, some people approached him and appeared to try to intervene with his behavior and some of the people he was yelling at and they were attacked viciously by the suspect.”
Police don’t know if the man has mental health issues or if he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.
The attack happened on a MAX train as it headed east. A train remained stopped on the tracks at a transit center which was closed while police investigated.
Witnesses said one of the victims was stabbed in the neck and passengers rushed to help.
Portland police said one man was found suffering from traumatic injuries and first responders attempted to save his life, but he died at the scene. Two other victims were taken to the hospital, where one died and the other is expected to survive.
Many Blame Trump
Imtiaz Khan, President of the Islamic Center of Portland, told OPB that since the election, hate speech and harassment of the Muslim community have increased.
“We are very sad. Ramadan started just a couple hours ago,” said Khan. “We are very sorry for the two men who tried to do the right thing. Of course people from the Muslim community are concerned. And unfortunately the easy targets are women because of the headscarf.”
City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, on behalf of the city council and Mayor Ted Wheeler who was on a flight to London Friday night, called for Portland to come together in response to the horrific incident.
“We need to offer our heartfelt support to the women and others who were targeted. The courage of the people who stood up for them is a reminder that we as a city need to stand together to denounce the hate,” Eudaly said.
About The Suspect
Portland police took Christian into custody near the Providence Medical Center after he ran south into the nearby neighborhoods. Police are not sure what led him to attack and said it’s unclear if he was intoxicated or suffering from a mental health issue. He received medical treatment before being taken into the custody of homicide detectives.
According to court records, Christian became a convicted felon in 2002 when he resolved two pending criminal case by way of a plea agreement with the state.
This is a direct quote from Jeremy Christian describing himself.
Portland the US Vietnam and around the world. I will generally knock out a person that calls me a racist.
I am White and a Nationalist for Vinland. Plus I Support Balkanization for racists and religion lines.
I would really prefer not to have to live with monotheists and various other moronic groups of ignorant cretins that foment hate in the name of Tetragrammaton/Yahweh/Allah and threaten to Destroy the world with their unmatched incompetence….
Not Allowed To Associate With Trump Supporters
Jeremy Christian was first put on our radar when he attempted to join the ranks of Trump Supporters at a Portland Oregon free speech rally.
The Trump supporters quickly confronted him and told him to leave the area. Though he did not listen, he was swiftly admonished and was never allowed inside the area where the Patriots were having their rally. After the Patriots started to march, he again attempted to join their ranks, but to no avail.
Portland AntiFa has already attempted to capitalize on this issue while trying to lump him in with the Trump Supporters. But this too has been quickly answered.
Patriots Prayer, who is hosting a rally on June 4th, quickly responded.
This is a developing story and will be updated as information comes in.