Maybe you don’t know what happened in Portland, or why you should care. If you are one of the “lucky” few who is oblivious to the tragedy that happened I will quickly catch you up.
On Friday night, the first night of Ramadan, a man on a train in Portland began an anti-Muslim tirade targeting two young Muslim women, One of them, reportedly, wore hijab. After a few minutes, as the man became increasingly menacing, several passengers tried to intervene to prevent him from harming anybody. He turned his rage on them and stabbed three men.
Two died. One on the scene. One in the hospital. The third is expected to make a full recovery.
The men who died are American’s truest heroes, stepping in to defend those who are marginalized and often under attack. Their sacrifice touched me deeply. IN response, the Muslim community has come together to raise funds to help their families with immediate expenses and funeral costs.
In addition to this, I would like to direct your attention to a similar fundraiser for the victims of the Manchester attack. Please give whatever you can to help ease the burdens of the families who have lost their loved ones.