Is Trump right?
Here in New York, it was easy to get angry listening to Egyptians, Palestinians and the Arabs of nearby Paterson, N.J., celebrate as they received word of the murderous attacks in New York and Washington. But Mayor Giuliani (who has been tireless and magnificent in this crisis) rightly warned New Yorkers that it would be wrong to take their anger out on the city’s Arab and Muslim residents. Attacks on Arab-Americans in Paterson or elsewhere are utterly indefensible.
The implication is that the celebrations in New Jersey were something that the people in the MSM at the time knew about, but that they wouldn’t report on except accidentally to mention it in an editorial telling us not to be angry at Muslims.
It did happen, and I saw it.
Donald Trump is telling the truth about Muslims celebrating in New Jersey on September 11, 2001.
I drove with family members though Paterson, N.J. that morning, after the planes hit. It’s not the kind of thing you forget.
We witnessed people in traditional Muslim garb dancing, jumping, shouting and celebrating like their team had won the Super Bowl, just as Trump said.
More evidence that there was a conspiracy among the MSM to censor this story because the MSM believes that its number one job is to prevent Americans from becoming racist (leaving aside the fact that Islam is a religion and not a race): a more important job for the MSM than actually reporting the truth.
And of course, there’s the Washington Post article by the guy that Trump made fun of:
In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners’ plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they watched the devastation on the other side of the river.
The implication here is that multiple people called the police, and why would they have called the police if it didn’t happen? Perhaps these “law enforcement authorities” were told from up high (the Bush Administration) to drop that aspect of the investigation, because not only is it not illegal to celebrate, the Bush administration was trying to promote Islam as a religion of peace and was part of the campaign to prevent Americans from becoming “racist” against Muslims (once again ignoring the fact that Islam is a religion and not a race).
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Someone recently posted on YouTube some local news footage from 2001 also confirming that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the attacks. Unfortunately, back in 2001, people didn’t have cell phones with cameras built into them.
Incidentally, the guido in the video, Curtis Sliwa, is an interesting character who was well known among proles in the New York City area.
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BUT DID TRUMP REALLY SEE IT?
I believe that Trump believes that he saw a video of Muslims celebrating in New Jersey. One possibility is that there was a video of Muslims celebrating in other countries, and that Trump confused that video with reports of Muslims celebrating in New Jersey.
But the other possibility is that a local news station did play such a video before they realized that it was wrong to show viewers anything that would incite people to hate American Muslims. By the day after 9/11, the MSM had already coalesced around the philosophy that one of their main objectives in post-9/11 reporting was to teach Americans that they weren’t supposed to hate American Muslims. So if any video existed, it would have been ignored and buried; there was no YouTube back then to preserve forever inconvenient videos.
This is the modus-operandi of the mainstream media. They will, under no circumstances, report any story that they think would incite viewers to hate minority groups. If a story tends to put a minority group in a bad light, but is such a big story that it has to be reported on anyway, it will be couched in such a way as to not make viewers hate that minority group.