Man Accused of Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Breaks Down in Tears

From KGW.com comes this story about a man who harassed a couple because they had the audacity to walk down the street while being Muslim:

PORTLAND, Ore. – A man arrested last Friday for anti-Muslim hate crimes broke down in tears and expressed regret after his court arraignment Monday morning.

Frederick Nolan Sorrell, 49, was accused of second-degree intimidation after a Muslim couple was allegedly subjected to slurs and intimidation May 29.

Sorrell reportedly drove next to the couple for more than 20 blocks, according to a statement from The Oregon Committee of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

CAIR 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.

Sorrell, who made bail, pled not guilty Monday. He will be back in court again in August. He’s also not allowed to go on Facebook anymore, according to the judge, where he made several discriminatory comments.

He blames it on his ignorance and claims full responsibility (although he did plea not guilty)

“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.”

“If the victims want to sit down and talk I would love to sit down and have an open conversation with them and have an open mind and apologize,” he said. “I just don’t know them, and all I know is fear based information.”

But why should the victims now have to take the time to educate your racist ass? If you mug someone, the victims don’t have to sit down with you to explain why it was wrong of you to hold them up. You’re a terrible human being who shouldn’t bother people because of the color of their skin, their gender, orientation, religious beliefs or for any other reason. Why is this so damn hard for these idiots to understand?