It looks like Donald Trump was right when he referenced reports of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating the 9/11 terror attacks.
According to a 2001 Washington Post article:
“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.”
Another city in New Jersey allegedly celebrated but questions still remain…
According to a 2008 Reuters article about Paterson, New Jersey:
“Paterson was shaken by the September 11 attacks. On that day, a report circulated on some radio stations and Internet sites that Muslims in Paterson had demonstrated in celebration.
Paterson officials promptly issued a statement denying the report, and Muslim leaders insist it was pure fabrication.
Less well known is Paterson’s real if unwitting link to the attacks. At least two of the hijackers who commandeered American Airlines 77, the flight that crashed into the Pentagon, had rented an apartment in Paterson, according to the 9/11 Commission Report, the official U.S. inquiry.
“The Arabs here were sad after 9/11. Believe me, nobody in this community supports bin Laden. He is a criminal. He makes our life difficult here,” said Walid Rabah, chief editor of Paterson’s Arab Voice newspaper.”