Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche was a vibrant 23 year old.

He had recently graduated from Reed College and was working. He was just starting his life.

Then he decided to stand up for two innocent Muslim girls on a train in Portland, Oregon. They were being verbally harassed by a White Supremacists who was telling them to “… go back to Saudi Arabia.”

Namkai-Meche died on the scene from a stab wound to his neck.

Friends and family described him as having a “huge heart” and “a joyful and magical spirit” ― qualities he appears to have shared with his mother, Asha Deliverance.

His last words were, “Tell everyone on the train that I love them.”

You can see from this photo where he learned to love, even love those who are different.

Read the entire Huffington Post article here: Iconic Photo Shows Mother Of Portland Victim Embracing Woman In Headscarf At Vigil >>

About The Author

My name is Paul Martin. I am a writer, who happens to be a Christian. I like writing about the intersection of family, religion, and politics. Recently, I launched a peacebuilding organization called The Christian Muslims Alliance.

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