The day before he allegedly committed a double murder on a Portland MAX train, white supremacist Jeremy Joseph Christian was filmed on another MAX train spewing a rant against religious people and threatening to stab the driver.
The cellphone video, first reported by WW's news partner KATU-TV, was filmed late Thursday night by a passenger on a Blue Line train heading east from the Rose Quarter toward Gateway Transit Center. It shows a man in a T-shirt and a pony tail who police confirm is likely Jeremy Christian. His monologue gives a taste of the kind of "anti-everything" abuse that he reportedly directed at two young Muslim women in the minutes before the Friday murders.
"Fuck all you Christians and Muslims and fucking Jews," he says. "Fucking die. Burn you at the stake, just like you did to my pagan ancestors."
In perhaps the most chilling portion of the video, he threatens to stab the MAX driver and anyone who tries to confront him.
"It looks like we've got a Christian or Muslim bus driver," he says. "I'll stab you too, bitch. I'm about to stab some motherfuckers. Call the police. I dare you."
The video appears to have been taken in the aftermath of a Thursday night confrontation, reported by KGW-TV today, where a woman maced Christian after he threw a bottle of Gatorade at her. In the rant, Christian talks about being maced.
Christian's rant includes elements of his extremist and hate-fueled "Misanthropic Nihilist" belief system, which he described online as combining elements of Norse mythology, a disdain for women and minorities, and the right-wing "patriot" movement that wants to overthrow the federal government.
"All you motherfucking taxpayers on here," Christian says. "Taxation is theft. I don't pay no taxes, I'm a patriot. I police the police."
He then directs the last portion of his rant to the antifascist groups that have confronted far-right demonstrators in several confrontations over the spring. Christian was a participant in one of those events, a "free speech" march held along Southeast 82nd Avenue on April 29.
"Rose City Antifa are a bunch of punk bitches," he says. "I guess we don't got no Rose City Antifa on the MAX. Where you at? Yeah, I didn't think so. Where are your masks? Break some windows, that's all you're good for. You ain't revolutionaries."
The person who filmed the video has asked not to be identified. The videographer posted the rant to Facebook with the following message: