Published: Mon, June 05, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Portland pro-Trump rally organizer: "I can't control everybody"

Portland pro-Trump rally organizer:

He and two other men, police say, were stabbed on a Portland commuter train when they confronted a man who'd directed a racially and religiously tinged tirade at two African-American teenagers, one of whom is Muslim and was wearing a hijab. "Suffice to say, I think it's immensely, immensely morally wrong and irresponsible how much money we have gotten as opposed to how much support, money, love, kindness, that has been given to that little girl", he added. We can not begin to understand this senseless act. "Our prayers are w/ them", Mr Trump said in a Twitter message before taking part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Lane Borg, the head of the local public defender agency, said the office was "saddened by this tragedy" but urged people to let the justice system take its course.

Rick Best, a 53-year-old Army veteran and father of four, and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche died in the attack and Micah Fletcher, 21, was stabbed in the neck but survived. "Imagine that for a second - being the little girl... this man is screaming at you, his face is a pile of knives, his body is a gun".

Christian's next court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7 at 9:30 a.m. "I hope they all die". "You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism, you hear me?" As a shoving match ensued, Christian first stabbed Fletcher, then Namkai-Meche, the documents say.

"This is about those little girls", he said. "Death to the enemies of America", Christian said in court.

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Alex Shellum at the Mudlark pub near the scene of the attack said a woman had come into the bar "bleeding heavily from the neck". Justin Trudeau called news of the attack on London Bridge and nearby Borough market "awful" in a tweet Saturday night.

Relatives of a man accused of killing two people in OR have offered their condolences to the families of two men who were stabbed to death after defending two women from an anti-Muslim rant. Magnum also expressed guilt on how Best and Namkai-Meche were killed because of the way the girls looked, according to Fox 12 Oregon. My heart goes out to all those effected by what happened, and I ask the faithful in western OR and all people to join me in taking some spiritual and practical actions in working towards peace and respect for those who make up this wonderful and diverse community. A Multnomah County grand jury will convene in the coming days to consider additional charges and federal authorities are still deciding whether to prosecute Christian for hate crimes. The women moved away from Christian. The 35-year-old was arraigned Tuesday on aggravated murder and other charges.

Christian did not enter a plea, but he's expected back in court next week.

Police said they'll examine what appears to be Christian's extremist ideology, including social media posts indicating an affinity for Nazis and political violence.

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