President Donald Trump supporters seem to be on the loose. Hate crimes seem to have gone up substantially since his entry in the White House. People from different ethnicities are facing the brunt from people who seem to abhor everything that doesn’t look like them.
While Indian Americans have faced the brunt of hate mongers across the US –as many as four Indian Americans being killed in different incidents –Muslims are also a major target of the hate mongers and White supremacists.
In a latest incident of hate crime, Alexander Downing, a 35-year-old allegedly Trump supporter attacked a Muslim family at a South Padre Island, Texas, beach. The man, apparently drunk was arrested by the police and charged on multiple charges.
Alexander Jennes Downing, a resident of Waterford, Connecticut reportedly hurled abuses at a Muslim family. The incident that reportedly took place on May 3, he told a rather shocked Muslim family “Donald Trump will stop you”.
While he was at his vitriolic best a 19-year-old Noria Alward recorded the entire incident and postage the footage on Youtube.
The man must have been badly brainwashed. Otherwise he wouldn’t have spoken the way he talked and hurled abuses.“You will never ever, ever, ever stop me…My Christianity will rise above your Sharia law. … Guess what? ISIS don’t mean s*it to me, mother f*cker’ said Alexander Downing.
The video footage that is as long as six minutes was sufficient evidence to get the attacker arrested. Downing, clad in a neon green tank top, blue shorts and flip flops, talking to a member of Alward’s family. He then goes back to his chair away from the family, but yells at them, “you want to f*ck with my country? Huh?” Downing stands up and throws his chair aside, walking back to the woman’s family.
After the incident that destroyed their outing and forced them to get back to their home, the family posted the video on YouTube account with a description. “While enjoying our time at the beach during a family reunion, our kids and us had to experience ugliness and aggressiveness in the worse shape and form possible. We were staying at the South Padre Pearl hotel and went to the beach through their private access…My father was approached by two women who were also enjoying their time. The women asked him to help with talking to a stranger who was harassing them. All my father said to the guy was “please enjoy your time and have fun and let everyone else here enjoy their time.” The guy seemed to listen and walked away. He then came back to my father and started throwing racist comments’ read the description.
The girl while further detailing the incident said, “He was yelling so loud that my uncles and my brother came over from the water to see what was going on. The insane man came close to the kids and that’s when my uncle stood up to him and defended us and the kids, including my four-year-old cousin, four- and two-year-old nephews. The video here shows a glimpse of what we all had to experience. It is worth mentioning that we contacted South Padre police and the man left on his way back to the hotel. A little after that the police came and told my father to call them again if he harasses us again. We went back to playing in the water and sand. Then the insane man came back with even more aggressiveness and more racial slurs.