The Washington Post Article from 2001 that Verifies Trump’s Claim of Muslims in NJ Who Celebrated 9/11

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Or somewhat verifies anyhow. No reference to “thousands and thousands”, but a bit of rhetorical exaggeration isn’t unusual for a presidential candidate.

via Canada Free Press, via HotAir.com, via Twitter, via the Washington Post:

In Jersey City, an urban enclave of 240,055 people that is home to one of the largest Arab populations among U.S. cities, members of that Middle Eastern community said they are being unfairly targeted and misunderstood by the FBI.

“First of all, I think the people [convicted] of the bombing of the World Trade Center were innocent. . . . The Muslims are an easy way out, especially when you don’t know who committed the act,” said Essam Abouhamer, director of the Altawheed Islam Center. “The message of Islam is to be peaceful with yourself and others.”

Hasam Ibrahim, 37, who came to the United States 16 years ago from Egypt and owns a limousine company in Jersey City, said he and others in similar circumstances moved here in search of better lives and are proud to be Americans.

“It is impossible,” he said of suggestions that a terrorist cell in or around Jersey City may have helped plot the deadly attacks last week. “People here from the Middle East just want to work and have good lives. I love the United States. I eat in the United States. I earn money in the United States, and my children go to schools in the United States. A lot of people in this Arab community feel like me.”

Investigators said at least two of the hijackers, Nawaq Al Hamzi and Salem Al Hamzi, are believed to have had addresses in Wayne and Fort Lee. They apparently rented a mail box in Fort Lee, at Mail Boxes Etc.

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.

Read more at the Washington Post

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  1. ‘“People here from the Middle East just want to work and have good lives. ‘

    And party like its 1453!

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