SOUTH PADRE ISLAND: Man faces criminal charges after police say he went on an obscenity-packed anti-Muslim tirade directed at a Muslim family. Yes, he cursed at the family, but he didn’t threaten them with violence. There is still a First Amendment in this country that protects offensive speech. It does not give you the right NOT to be offended.
FOX61 South Padre Island police arrested Alexander Jennes Downing, 35, of Connecticut, after responding to reports of a disturbance on May 3rd, according to WTIC. Police took Downing into custody for public intoxication after deciding he was a danger to himself and others.
Video taken by the family that afternoon shows a man dressed in a green Under Armour tank top and blue shorts walk over to them and confront members of their group, yelling, “You’re a f****** Muslim, motherf*****.” As another beachgoer tries to push the man away, he shouts, “You will never ever, ever, stop me, my Christianity, from rising above your Sharia law. Your Sharia law don’t mean s*** to me.”
At one point the man can be heard hollering “Donald Trump will stop you. Donald Trump will stop you!” Before storming away, video shows him grabbing his crotch and yelling something obscene at the family, in front of several children.