An American missionary has been arrested by Ugandan authorities after a shocking racist attack in which he repeatedly struck black hotel workers while insulting them.
Police in the African nation confirmed that they had detained an American Jimmy L. Taylor after the attack.
Thank you for your vigilance and sending us a video of an incident that happened at Grand Imperial Hotel. We have arrested the suspect, Jimmy Taylor, an American citizen. He was detained at the Central Police Station, Kampala on charges of assault. #CommunityPolicing pic.twitter.com/zcGFqLd4AP
— Uganda Police Force (@PoliceUg) August 17, 2018
In the video, posted to Facebook, Taylor can be seen striking hotel workers several times as he insulted them. He called them the N-word and b*tches repeatedly while talking about Jesus.
“You’re not a human,” he said at one point. “F*ck Uganda! I’ve come to love Uganda, I’ve come to help Uganda, but Uganda hates Jesus through this son-of-a-b*tch.”
“You obey what I say,” Taylor said. “I don’t obey you. You understand me? Open my goddamn room, n*gger b*tch!”
The Kampala Post reports that Taylor admitted to the attack and said “an illness caused him to suffer stress.”