(PORTLAND, OREGON, 2/21/20) — The Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Oregon) today welcomed the guilty verdict in the trial of Jeremy Christian.
Christian fatally stabbed two people and injured another after hurling abusive language toward two women of color on a MAX train on May 26, 2017. The jury found Jeremy Christian guilty of all charges, including the murder, attempted murder, assault, and bias crime charges.
In a statement, CAIR-Oregon Spokesperson Zakir Khan said:
“We welcome the verdict in this case and hope that it leads to a new path for Oregon — one in which we all see the importance of standing up to and defeating hate. The memories of Ricky Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche’s lives should remind us of the courage that we all must use to develop a new culture here in Oregon. That culture should be one in which we accept, love and believe in each other.”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.