This is a two-fer. I expect the major media to lie through their teeth about Donald Trump, and I expect them to act as the public relations arm of the Muslim terrorist apologists and fundraisers at CAIR. But I am surprised when both events happen in the same story.
Here’s Donald Trump in an interview with George Stephanopoulos who brings up Trump talking about Muslims in New Jersey cheering when the Towers came down.
Trump is standing by the story and the major media, aka Democratic National Committee Public Relations, is trying to skin him alive for what they say is a “lie.”
Here’s a report on NPR. (National Progressive Radio)
We asked our library to look through contemporaneous news reports. They tell us that they could not turn up any news accounts of American Muslims cheering or celebrating in the wake of Sept. 11.
A 2007 piece from Reuters about Paterson, New Jersey, does address the celebrations but it concludes that they never happened.
NPR says the New York Times is on the same page.
“There were cheers of support in some Middle Eastern countries that day, which were broadcast on television. But a persistent Internet rumor of Muslims celebrating in Paterson, N.J., was discounted by police officials at the time. A search of news accounts from that period shows no reports of mass cheering in Jersey City.
“Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the response of Muslim-Americans on Sept. 11 was disgust.
“‘I know because I wrote it,’ he said of the council’s reaction, adding that if Mr. Trump had evidence of cheering, he should present it.”
Of course The Times and NPR would quote a spokesman for CAIR.
John Hinderaker of PowerLine spent 10 minutes and $3.95 to get into the Washington Post archives and found this, dated September 18, 2001.
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.
Research is obviously too hard to do for “professional journalists.” It takes a guy who is a full time partner in a large Minneapolis law firm, probably in pajamas, to get the job done.
Once again the press is wrong on Donald Trump, he was telling the truth. And once again the press is wrong on Muslims and their apologists, they were cheering at the fall of the Towers.
Keep in mind that those cheering in New Jersey were moderate Muslims.