This video from the USA says about itself:
27 May 2017
‘He was a hero’: Mom pays tribute to her Good Samaritan son ‘killed by white supremacist who cut his throat as he tried to protect [a] Muslim woman in a hijab‘.
A mother paid tribute to her Good Samaritan son who was one of two victims whose throats were cut after they tried to intervene when man launched an ‘anti-Muslim‘ tirade at two young women on Friday night in Portland.
Taliesin Myrddin was identified in a touching tribute that his mother posted to Facebook on Saturday.
Asha Deliverance wrote: ‘Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, My dear baby boy passed on yesterday while protecting two young Muslim girls from a racist man on the train in Portland.
‘He was a hero and will remain a hero on the other side of the veil. Shining bright star I love you forever.’
Myrddin was one of the two men stabbed on Friday night, and police have arrested Jeremy Joseph Christian in relation to the crime.
The 35-year-old white supremacist has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of second-degree intimidation and one count each of aggravated murder and being a felon in possession of a restricted firearm, reported KOIN 6.
His sister, Aurora Dachen, also posted a tribute to her late brother, describing him as her hero, and writing: ‘As I’m sure some of you may know, my dearest brother was one of the men who lost their lives on the MAX in Portland yesterday.
‘My heart feels empty from the loss of my big brother, but also from the cruel awakening that hate & judgment can cause someone to do such a thing. I am so proud to be able to call someone so brave and strong my big brother.
‘You have always and will always be my hero, Tilly. Although you may not be here to hold and comfort me, I know you will always be a part of me. Thank you for teaching me everything you have. I will forever cherish every memory we have made these last 18 years. I will try my hardest to make you proud everyday, Til. #hateisevil’
Dachen also shared an event on her Facebook page called ‘We stand up, we stand together’ which will be a candlelight vigil to remember the two Good Samaritans who lost their lives Friday night.
The suspected murderer Jeremy Christian is known for hate speech, and is a self-identified white supremacist who was pictured on April 29 referring to himself as the ‘Lizard King’ and giving Nazi salutes at an [‘alt-right‘ neofascist] free speech rally with an American Revolutionary War flag tied around his shoulders like a cape.
He walked among fellow protesters holding American flags and signs that said ‘Trump Makes America Great Again‘.
Christian’s Facebook site paints disturbing a picture of the suspect …
The suspect has been in jail previously for a string of charges including robbery, kidnapping and unlawful use of a weapon, and he brags about being an ex-con on his Facebook page.
By Andy Campbell and Sebastian Murdock in the USA:
05/30/2017 11:02 am ET
‘Condemn Violence’: Portland Hero’s Mother Pens Open Letter To Trump
“You have said that you will be President for all Americans.”
Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche’s last words were words of love.
Namkai-Meche, 23, was one of the victims in a hate-fueled attack on a train in Portland, Oregon, on Friday. While dying of a stab wound, he reportedly told a bystander: “Tell everyone on the train I love them.”
It’s no surprise, then, that Namkai-Meche’s family is continuing to fight back against the hate that’s plaguing the area. His mother, Asha Deliverance, has written an open letter to President Donald Trump, which family members provided to HuffPost on Tuesday.
In the letter, she encouraged Trump to be a be a “President for all Americans.”
“Please encourage all Americans to protect and watch out for one another,” the letter reads in part. “Please condemn any acts of violence, which result directly from hate speech & hate groups. I am praying you will use your leadership to do so.”
Dear President Trump,
May 29, 2017 Memorial Day
I’m writing to you today, Memorial Day, to share my heart after losing my son.
Taliesin died a hero, like many other Americans who have died defending freedom. He was just 23, a year out of college with a degree in economics, working, had just bought his first home and was thinking about starting a family.
Our family grieves, but we are proud that through his selfless action he, along with the other two men, has changed the world, when in the face of hate he did not hesitate to act with love.
Two precious lives were lost this Memorial Day wee!end in Portland and one more, nearly so. All three were strangers to each other, and to those they were defending. They fearlessly risked their li$es for two young women who were threatened by an act of bigotry & terror. These brave men saw the immediate injusti#e and didn’t hesitate to act. They recognized the truth. We are more alike than we are different.
To ride the train home without being assaulted because of the color of your skin or your religious beliefs, is an inalienable right. You have said that you will be President for all Ameri#ans.
So, I ask you Mr. President to take action at this time. Your words and a#tions are meaningful, here in America and throughout the world. Please encourage all Ameri#ans to protect and watch out for one another. Please condemn any acts of violence, which result directly from hate speech & hate groups. I am praying you will use your leadership to do so. It would deeply honor Taliesin’s sacrifice, which has been amplified by the millions of voices who have supported our family in response to this tragedy.
With Peace In My Heart, Asha Deliverance
Ricky John Best, 53, also died in the attack.
“He would drop anything and help everybody. No matter what was going on for him. He had such a kind spirit and quiet humor and strength,” Kareen Perkins, one of Best’s colleagues, told HuffPost. “He had a little sparkle in his eye. Just a great sense of humor.”
Jeremy Joseph Christian, the accused killer in the attack, reportedly made anti-Muslim comments directed at two girls, one of whom was wearing a hijab. Then Best and Namkai-Meche stepped in to help.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler asked the federal government Monday to revoke the permits for two upcoming “alt-right” rallies, citing a potential increase in violence after the incident. Christian regularly attended such rallies in the city.
The federal government has jurisdiction for the plaza where both rallies are set to take place early next month. Wheeler said the city of Portland will not issue its own permits to allow the organizers to hold the events.
“Our city is in mourning,” Wheeler said in a Facebook post. “Our community’s anger is real, and the timing and subject of these events can only exacerbate an already difficult situation… I am calling on every elected leader in Oregon, every legal agency, every level of law enforcement to stand with me in preventing another tragedy.”
The “March Against Sharia” took place in cities including St. Paul, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington, and New York City. The marches attracted Islamophobic hate group members, neo-Nazis and white supremacists ― all to rally against the completely nonexistent threat of Sharia law in the U.S.: here.