Here is video from 9/16/01 in which CBS covers 9/11 “celebrations” in Jersey City. The *eight* (not thousands) people profiled here had established if not chilling connections to the first World Trade Center bombing and Omar Abdel-Rahman, the “Blind Sheikh.” Abdel-Rahman is serving a life sentence for the first WTC bombing, and at the time, there was narrative that 9/11 was carried out in part as a vengeful response to that.
This story is unlikely to go away, and so it’s critical to remember that there were NOT “thousands of cheering Muslims,” but instead allegations that a small handful of bad actors with established ties to terror were spotted celebrating.
Does Baruch Goldstein’s massacre of 29 Muslim worshippers and injury of 125 more convict all Jews of hatred and the desire to kill Muslims?
What about the 1996 Olympic Park bombing by Eric Rudolph – who had previously bombed an abortion clinic? He killed insisting he was doing God’s work and is a hero of the Army of God, a network of radical Christians with a long history of attacks on abortion providers. Do we get to pin that (and the Crusades) on all Christians?
Don’t let these reductive hacks get away with such shit reasoning.