'I call it patriotism', man accused of Portland stabbing yells in court


Portland train stabbing suspect Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, is seen in this police mugshot.

In the wake of the attack, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is asking the federal government to cancel a permit for what he called an "alt-right" rally scheduled for this Sunday, saying the event could make a hard situation worse. "He liked to help people that was the quality of his life,".

Destinee Mangum, one of the teen girls, Christian was intimidating, told the media she believes she and her friend would be dead if not for the Fletcher, Best, and Namkai-Meche.

People also gathered at the transit station near where the men were killed to show support. One victim died at the scene, while the other died in the hospital.

The lone man to survive a stabbing attack on a Portland, Oregon, light rail train says he's having a hard time processing what happened.

Police said the terrifying event began Friday afternoon when a man named Jeremy Joseph Christian was shouting remarks "characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions" on a public light-rail train in Portland. "Your words and actions are meaningful, here in America and throughout the world", she said. He said that he thought he might die that day, but he stood up for something he thought was wrong nonetheless.

Best, an Army veteran who worked for the city of Portland, leaves behind a wife and four children.

"These fearless men saw the immediate injustice and didn't hesitate to act", she wrote.

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"Get out if you don't like free speech" and "You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism".

Deliverance says she is grieving but proud of her son's selfless action.

The campaign, which is co-managed by the directors of two Muslim organizations, the Muslim Education Trust and CelebrateMercy, was one of three crowdfunding campaigns that had raised more than $1 million in just a few days. All three were strangers to each other, and to those they were defending. A third man who also tried to protect the women was injured. These courageous men saw the immediate injustice and didn't hesitate to act.

Numerous early settlers to OR were from Southern states and brought with them negative attitudes about blacks, Gibson said. According to an affidavit of probable cause, while in the police auto, Christian allegedly said that he was a "patriot" and admitted to the crime and saying, "that's what liberalism gets you".

"I told him, 'You ain't gonna heal punk, '" Christian said, according to the affidavit.

On Monday, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler called on federal authorities to rescind a permit for a June 4 "Trump Free Speech Rally" and not to issue a permit for a June 10 "March Against Sharia".

I want the Muslim community to know that they have a home here in Portland and are loved.