Why the media don't want to talk about Muslim support for 9/11
The media jumped on Donald Trump for saying that some Muslims cheered 9/11 in New Jersey, attempting to rewrite history to their liking, 1984 style.
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump defended comments he made Saturday saying he saw thousands of people in Jersey City, New Jersey cheering when the World Trade Center was destroyed on September 11, 2001.
"There were people that were cheering on the other side of New Jersey where you have large Arab populations,” he told George Stephanopoulos today on ABC’s “This Week.” "They were cheering as the World Trade Center came down. I know it might be not politically correct for you to talk about it, but there were people cheering as that building came down -- as those buildings came down, and that tells you something. It was well covered at the time."
Let's get back to New Jersey in a moment. It is curious, when the media take on this question, that they carefully skirt the larger issue: did many Muslims in general, worldwide, celebrate the 9/11 terrorist attack? The media did not examine this question because there is a lot of evidence that yes, in fact, many Muslims celebrated all over the world.
In Germany, Muslims celebrated with rockets: Altogether, hundreds of rockets were shooting skyward in celebration, just as most Berliners were searching for words to express their horror.
BEIRUT-- Walking downtown, I realized that the offspring of this great civilization were celebrating a terrorist outrage. And I am not talking about destitute people. Those who were cheering belonged to the elite of the Paris of Middle East: professionals wearing double-breasted suits, charming blond ladies, pretty teenagers in tailored jeans.
A poll of Egyptians: 91% said they supported and rejoiced the attacks of 9/11....
I stood in the home of a very close friend in Bahrain watching the towers go down. They were Bahrainis and they cheered as lives were lost. I was absolutely shocked to see this reaction to wanton murder....
I was working in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, in my office at the King Faisal Hospital I look up at them, the Head of Personnel, several men from the finance department, and the rest of them, and the second plane is coming in. Live. You have never seen such broad smiles. They were joyous.
From the suburbs of Washington, DC, a former tenant witnesses the reaction in the Skyline Towers, Pentagon-area apartments popular with Saudi diplomats and Muslim immigrants:
"As the World Trade Center collapsed from the earlier attacks by Hanjour's confederates, residents could be heard rejoicing throughout the complex....
And, not to be left out, here's a video of Palestinians looking ecstatic.
But the media didn't inquire if many Muslims throughout the world celebrated 9/11. That wasn't a question that interested them.
So let's get back to New Jersey.
I can't link to a video showing Muslims celebrating in New Jersey, but I can say that I, too, personally remember seeing the same video that Trump described, of Arabs (or Arab-Americans?) celebrating in the suburbs of New Jersey right after 9/11. I have a very clear memory of this.
And in case you don't believe me, or Donald Trump, there was a story in the Washington Post confirming this:
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.
Why does any of this matter? The media continue to try to paint Trump as a bigot. This all ties into the refugee question. If we admit more refugees, will some be sympathetic to terrorists? It's easy to get to "yes" if you know, as I do, that some here already support terrorism.
Since our refugees come from other countries, not New Jersey, you would think the media would want to examine foreign Muslim support for radical Islam. You would think they would want to see these polls showing alarming percentages of foreign Muslims who support attacks on America. And have a look at this poll, which shows that 5% of Muslim Americans support radical Islam and 14% of American Muslims claim to have "no opinion" of radical Islam. Admitting more Muslims to America during this time of war exposes Americans to large and unwarranted risks.
But this is not the question the media want to look at. They are only interested in Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey. Perhaps they should look into the arrest of this Islamic bomber who lived in Jersey City, or how the Islamic Center of Jersey City promotes jihad, or the arrest of this West New Yorker (that's right next to Jersey City) who was providing support for ISIS.
This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.