Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Trump and the 9-11 Cheering
Hat tip Creeping Sharia
Among the many things Donald Trump has said that have caused an uproar, he has claimed to have seen televised images of thousands of people (Muslims) cheering 9-11 in New Jersey on that fateful day. True or not true?
Without getting into the minutia of Trump's day-to-day comments (a daunting task), I can say that I recall hearing news reports about some Muslims cheering 9-11 from across the river in New Jersey-but not by the thousands. The below posting by Creeping Sharia (via NJ Advance Media) explores what really happened on that day.
So it appears there were some pockets of Muslims who gathered on the rooftops to watch and cheer the horrific event across the river in New York. Certainly not in the numbers that Trump describes. However, we do know that large numbers of people were in the streets of Gaza and the West Bank to cheer and pass out candy in the traditional Palestinian style of celebration.
In addition, the Norwegian writer who goes by the nom de plume, Fjordman, was studying Arabic in Cairo when 9-11 happened. He was so appalled at seeing Egyptians celebrating that he left and evolved into a critic of Islam who lives under the dual threat of being murdered by jihadists and prosecuted by his own government for what he writes.
Trump may not have gotten his facts straight and his memory may be faulty, but make no mistake: There was some celebrating on 9-11.