PORTLAND — The suspect in a May 26 attack on a commuter train that left two men dead and one injured was arraigned inside the Multnomah County Justice Center Courthouse on Tuesday. Jeremy Joseph Christian, a 35-yearold convicted felon, was charged with two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of second-degree intimidation and one count each of attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon in the stabbings of three men who tried to tried to stop him hurling religious slurs against two teen girls, one of whom wore a hijab, on board the train. Ricky John Best, 53, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, died of their wounds. The third victim, Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, survived and is recovering. Destinee Mangum, who was on the train with a friend wearing a Muslim head scarf, said in a video posted on CNN’s website on Monday that she did not know the men and thanked them for putting their lives on the line. The attack came as some religious rights groups warn of a rising tide of anti-Islamic sentiment in the United States, blaming President Trump for divisive anti-Muslim rhetoric. Trump condemned the fatal stabbings on Monday, calling them “unacceptable.” In his Twitter message, Trump said, “The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them.” Trump’s remarks came after the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on the president to condemn the rampage and speak out against what the advocacy group sees as an increase in anti-Islamic sentiment. Anti-Muslim incidents increased more than 50 percent in the United States last year, it said. Immediately after the stabbings, CAIR National Executive Nihad Awad said Trump has stirred up bigotry and racism “through his numerous statements, policies and appointments that have negatively impacted minority communities.” The FBI is investigating the attack to determine whether to charge Christian with terrorism or a federal hate crime, said Portland FBI spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele.