Christian is vermin who deserves the ultimate penalty for his crimes. His victims deserve our sympathy. Ricky Best acted heroically in trying to stop two men from being stabbed, and Micah Fletcher acted honorably and bravely in standing alongside Taliesin Namkae-Meche after the latter acted sensibly in rising to ward off what undoubtedly appeared to be an imminent attack on his person by Christian.
Yet none of these three men risked and sacrificed their lives in order to protect two Muslim women. First, there weren’t two Muslim women. Second, no women were in need of being rescued, for Christian was on a rant that wasn’t obviously directed toward them and which included comments that had nothing to do with Islam. The only person who did try to persuade Christian to stop his tirade—Mr. Forde—is receiving relatively no media coverage, and is certainly not being hailed as a hero. Forde, clearly, doesn’t fit the narrative. He also was unharmed.