Accused murderer Jeremy Christian offered a window into his world view during his bizarre and at times racist Facebook posts. Cops in Portland say that Christian, 35, slit the throats of two good Samaritans who were trying to stop him from abusing two Muslim women. The horror unfolded on board a MAX light-rail train as it pulled into the Hollywood Transit Center on the afternoon of May 27. According to online records, Christian, 35, is being held without bail at the Multnomah County Detention Center. He’s facing charges of aggravated murder and attempted murder.
The abuse and attack happened on the eve of Ramadan.
The Portland Mercury reports that Christian is a known white supremacist in the Portland-area. The piece says that Christian appeared at an April 29 rally for alt-right supporters titled, “March for Free Speech.” At the march, Christian was christened, “Bat Guy.”
During that rally, Willamette Week described Christian as marching “through Montavilla Parker chanting “ni****” and throwing fascist salutes, wearing an American Revolutionary War flag as a cape.”
The Mercury says that Christian was armed with a baseball bat while police said at the time that the suspect was mentally ill. Willamette Week elaborates on the exchange Christian had with officers, “Any guns in there?” An officer asked, “Just comic books.” The same cop then told WW, “I think that guy is mentally ill.”
Here are the Facebook posts from Jeremy Christian that you need to read: