Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has called on the federal government to revoke demonstration permits for "alt-right events" following the fatal stabbings of two people who tried to stop a man's Islamophobic diatribe.
One of the two young women Christian initially targeted, 16-year-old Destinee Mangum, has come forward and spoken to the press, telling new station KPTV, "He told us to go back to Saudi Arabia, and he told us we shouldn't be here, to get out of his country". Christian said in the courtroom. Ricky John Best, 53, of Happy Valley, Ore., and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, of Southeast Portland were stabbed to death.
"I have reached out to all of the victims and their families, including the two women who were terrorized and subjected to such hatred and bigotry", Wheeler said in a statement on Monday.
Harris Zafar with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Portland said while the events Friday were shocking, he was inspired by the actions of these men.
KK told KOIN that Christian was upset, complaining about the city and "venting to his friend on the phone about some girl that just pepper-sprayed him".
Wheeler's call for the rally to be cancelled comes amid a wider debate in the US about the First Amendment, often in liberal cities like Portland and Berkeley, California, and on college campuses, where violent protests between far-right and far-left protesters have derailed appearances by contentious figures. "Go home. We need Americans here!"
In the patrol auto, Christian can be heard on surveillance video saying he stabbed three people in the neck and that he can "die a happy man", according to court papers.
"This is about those little girls", he said.
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He said Hapilon was still hiding somewhere in the city and that authorities were working to confirm whether another top militant had been killed.
Fletcher, clutching his neck wound, exited the train and got help from passengers on the platform, the affidavit said.
A week before US President Donald Trump was elected in November 2016, Christian posted a weird and hateful tirade on Facebook, saying, "If Donald Trump is the Next Hitler then I am joining his SS to put an end to Monotheist Question".
"Prison took the real him away", she said.
In the probable cause affidavit, prosecutors said video feeds in the back of a patrol auto captured Christian saying after his arrest that he had stabbed three people in the neck.
In a previous statement, Fletcher told the city of Portland's Muslim community that they "are loved". And I think the mayor is concerned that given what we have seen over the past several months and given the tension surrounding this event, that something could really blow up and that we could see further violence. "We've got all kinds of things", said Murr Brewster, who came to see a memorial at the city's transit center. What's more, Gibson claims that if his June 4 permit is revoked, he won't be able to kick out troublemakers.
"It looks like we have a Christian or Muslim (expletive) bus driver".
Tomica Clark told The Oregonian/OregonLive that she has known Christian since elementary school. "They were attacked viciously by the suspect". The aggravated murder charges have the death penalty as a possible sentence.
The tweets from the ACLU of OR have been met with plenty of criticism from residents of Portland who disagree with the organization's stance, but the ACLU has stood firm.