>> The FBI is looking into possible hate crimes charges against the suspect for stabbing two men to death aboard the train in Portland, Oregon. Police and witnesses say the alleged attacker, Jeremy Christian, began yelling anti-Muslim slurs at two women on a train Friday night.>> I just heard, seen, you don't be right, you can't be in my country.
This is my country.>> Three men intervened and were stabbed, two of them fatally. They're being remembered as heroes.>> They didn't even know me, and they lost their lives because of me and my friend and the way we looked.>> Destiny Mangum expressed her tearful gratitude to the men who lost their lives coming to the defense of her and her friend, who was wearing a Muslim headscarf.
>> I appreciate them, because without them, we probably would be dead, right now.>> The victims are 23-year old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, a recent college grad. Rachel Macy held him as he laid bleeding on the train.>> I took my shirt off and put it on him and we held it together.
And I just prayed. All I could do was pray for the man.>> Also killed was 53 year old Ricky Best, an Army vet and father of four.>> This is a hate crime. This is a terrorist act.>> In a statement, The Council on American-Islamic Relations saying a rise in anti-Muslim violence can be traced to President Donald Trump's rhetoric about radical Islam and immigrants.
On Monday, three days after the murders, President Trump condemned the incident, tweeting, the violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are with them. Police say the attacker was known for having white supremacist's views. The suspect is due to be arraigned in court, Tuesday.