Another white supremacist terrorist attack is not referred to as a terrorist attack because he is a white non-Muslim. We know all about how the Manchester bomber was radicalized, but no one is asking about how it happened to the Portland stabber.
Authorites have identified the man accused of stabbing two men to death on Friday at a Portland transit center as a well-known white supremacist who has had run-ins with the police previously, reported Tom Boggioni of Raw Story.
Jeremy Christian, 35, was identified and arrested Saturday morning on two aggravated murder charges, an attempted murder charge, and two hate crime charges, as well as being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon.
Police responded to a call on Friday about a man verbally abusing two innocent Muslim women and “two of the victims attempted to intervene with the suspect and calm him down. The suspect attacked the men, stabbing three, before leaving the train.”
One of the men Christian allegedly stabbed died at the scene, and another died after being rushed to the hospital.
Christian has had previous run ins with authorities, and on April 29 he was stopped by police after he showed up at a right-wing “March for Free Speech” with a baseball bat and attempted to assault left-wing protesters.
Portland Mercury states, “He ranted how he was a nihilist. He’d soon yelled racial slurs (“f*ck all you n*ggers”) and gave the Nazi salute throughout the day. He yelled ‘Hail Vinland’ throughout the day.”
Police did not take Christian into custody at that time, stating that he had a head injury and was mentally ill.
The Mercury also found photos of Christian marching in the street wearing an American flag as a cape and included an interesting video of Christian you can watch below.
The Mercury also reports that Christian has a criminal record going back to 2002, when he was convicted of first-degree robbery and second-degree kidnapping, in addition to a conviction for using a dangerous weapon from 2002.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)