Trump got the city wrong but he got the narrative correct. It was not Jersey City, New Jersey, but Paterson, New Jersey, where Muslims were celebrating the 9/11 jihad attack on the World Trade Center in numbers. There were indeed Muslims celebrating the 9/11 attacks all over the world, and not just here in America. Not all Muslims were celebrating, but then again not all Muslims were living in Muslim-majority areas. Also, it should be pointed out that not all people who were born into Muslim families are “good Muslims” and are not considered observant, mosque attending Muslims. Doctrinaire Muslims who live the Sunnah of Mohammed are the ones to worry about. In order to be a “good Muslim” you must live your life according to the traditions or ways of Mohammed–the Sunnah. Those who were dancing and celebrating in the streets were doing exactly that!
The Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights, an organization supporting those persecuted by militant Islam, argues that “radical Islamism is a world ideology, fielding a world terror-army, which oppresses millions with a racist ideology” that deems non-Muslims less than fully human.
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 York- ers 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.
Omar, a Muslim New Yorker and former student of mine at Cooper Union, e-mailed me to say he was “sickened to watch Middle Easterners celebrate our sorrow.” He is an American who has imbibed our values while maintaining his Muslim faith. He wants no truck with those who kill in the name of Islam.
But it’s fair to ask this of those non-Muslims at the BBC, the Nation, the New York Review of Books and other rationalizers of Palestinian and Islamic terror: Why is it that everywhere in the world where Muslims are in the majority, their minorities are persecuted?
Rudy Giuliani also confirmed Trump’s recollections…
And here’s 8 other examples proving that Donald Trump was right and the media was wrong.
I wonder when the media will apologize for calling Trump a liar?