On May 29, Frederick Nolan Sorrell began driving next to a Muslim couple in Portland, Oregon. He allegedly screamed obscenities and slurs at them while repeatedly ramming into their car from the side. He also reportedly made a gun gesture with his fingers.
[The Oregon Committee of the Council on American-Islamic Relations] said he reportedly attempted to hit their vehicle several times and shouted “take off the (expletive) burka, this is America, go back to your (expletive) country” before mimicking firing a handgun pointed at the couple.
Thankfully, he was apprehended and arrested.
And last week, after pleading not guilty (but admitting that he yelled at the couple), Sorrell stepped in front of the TV cameras and started bawling his big bigot tears.
.“I guess my fear and paranoia, I just yelled out. I don’t go on social media looking to hate on people,” he said. “I guess my ignorance and my stupidity is why I opened my mouth, and I shouldn’t have and I claim full responsibility.”“I don’t know who you are. I’m sorry I blurted out what I blurted out, my paranoia my fear. I don’t hate you I don’t know you,” Sorrell said. “I don’t wish death upon these people.”
Well, he’s right about his ignorance and stupidity…
He added that he never made a gun gesture. He was just waving his hand and pointing his finger. As one does.
Sorrell denies committing any sort of hate crime. He’s just a big 49-year-old baby who thinks you can yell at Muslims from your car, run into their vehicle with your own, wildly wave your hands in a way that at least resembles a gun, and tell a Muslim woman to take off her burka… but who totally deserves a second chance.
The jerk then said he wants to “sit down” with the couple and have an “open conversation” with them. (After his time-out, I assume.)
He’ll return to court in August. Until then, the judge has also banned him from Facebook since he was also making hateful comments on there.
(via The Root. Thanks to Ryan for the link)