Portland stabbing suspect yells slogans at court hearing

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Jeremy Christian, accused of stabbing two men to death in Portland, at his initial court appearance Tuesday.

Christian, 35, whose full legal name is Jeremiah Joseph Christian, was charged with two counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted murder, two counts of second-degree intimidation and one count of being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon, according to CNN.

As Christian walked into the courtroom he yelled out: "Free speech or die, Portland!". Still, he is disappointed that the two teens-16 and 17-have seemingly been forgotten by the public. Prosecutors say he attacked them after they confronted him for harassing two young black women, one of whom wore a Muslim head covering.

On Friday, authorities say, Jeremy Christian started verbally abusing two young women, including one wearing a hijab, on a light-rail train.

The survivor of the attack, 21 years-old Micah Fletcher released a video on Facebook and expressed that that he was grateful for all the support, raising voice for the girls as well.

"Leave this country if you hate our freedom", he said Tuesday, towards the end of his arraignment. Also while in the vehicle, as the Associated Press reports, he said "that's what liberalism gets you", and "I can die a happy man", according to court documents.

As he finished his statement, a crowd of about 30 anti-fascist protesters who were watching a livestream on their phones, could be heard yelling outside the courtroom doors.

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The defendent told police that he has no mental health issues, no income and can not recall the last time he had a permanent address. As Jeremy Joseph Christian continued his menacing rant, the three men stepped forward because their sense of community, humanity and courage demanded it.

Deliverance says she is grieving but proud of her son's selfless action. Her son and another man died. Magnum's mother also said a portion of the funds will go toward purchasing a vehicle, since she no longer feels safe letting her daughter ride Portland's public transit system.

Mr Trump's tweet came days after the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on the President to condemn the OR rampage and speak out against what the advocacy group sees as a rising tide of anti-Islamic sentiment.

The attack happened Friday, the first day of Ramadan, the holiest time of the year for Muslims.

As a memorial to Friday's stabbing victims grew, one large chalk message stood out, streaked by rain under a gray sky: "Remember Mulugeta Seraw".

According to court documents, Christian was drinking sangria and shouting at the girls and other people on the train. He took the lives of two American heroes who stood up to hate and bigotry in President Donald Trump's America. "Your words and actions are meaningful, here in America and throughout the world", she wrote.

Another Patriot Prayer event is scheduled this weekend in Portland, on June 4, and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has called on organizers to cancel the event.