A man in Oregon harassed a Muslim couple in his car. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you about his arrest and apology. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“An Oregon man has been arraigned on hate crime charges for threatening a Muslim couple only days after two men were stabbed to death in Portland after trying to stop an anti-Muslim rant.
Frederick Nolan Sorrell, 49, of Gresham, OR wept in the hallway outside of court, following his arraignment on hate crime charges, Portland TV station KGW reports.
Sorrell allegedly harassed a Muslim couple from his car for more than twenty blocks, during which time he allegedly made multiple attempts to strike the victim’s vehicle.
Sorrell also, “made pointing hand gestures that were said to resemble pulling the trigger of a gun, and shouted things like, ‘take off the f*cking burka,’ ‘this is America,’ and ‘go back to your f*cking country,’” according to the Council on American-Islamic affairs.
“I guess my fear and paranoia, I just yelled out. I don’t go on social media looking to hate on people,” Sorrell told KGW. “I guess my ignorance and my stupidity is why I opened my mouth, and I shouldn’t have and I claim full responsibility.”