New Jersey police officers say Muslims DID celebrate 9/11 and eyewitness remembers cheers of 'Allahu Akbar!'
Donald Trump's credibility has been called into question over comments he has made about Muslims in New Jersey celebrating on 9/11 and now a report from NJ.com suggests that an aspect of that story is true.
While the New Jersey news organization called Trump's claim of thousands of Muslims celebrating on 9/11 to be 'baseless,' reporters found evidence of 'at least two modest celebrations' that occurred.
'Some men were dancing, some held kids on their shoulders,' said retired police officer Peter Gallagher, who said he cleared a rooftop celebration of some 20 to 30 people that day.
'The women were shouting in Arabic and keening in the high-pitched wail of Arabic fashion,' Gallagher continued. 'They were told to go back to their apartments since a crowd of non-Muslims was gathering on the sidewalk below and we feared for their safety.'
That apartment building, located in Jersey City, New Jersey, was visited by FBI agents several days later and some residents were taken into custody, the Star-Ledger reported.
Another celebration occurred on Jersey City's John F. Kennedy Boulevard, according to eyewitnesses, which is near the mosque where Omar Abdel-Rahman, known as 'the blind sheikh,' had preached before his terrorist ties were uncovered during the investigation into the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
'When I saw they were happy, I was pissed,' said 56-year-old Ron Knight, who said he heard cries of 'Allahu Akbar' while making his way through a crowd of 15 to 20 people on the street.
60-year-old Carlos Ferran, who lives in the same apartment building of Knight, also remembered coming across the gathering while he was walking to a liquor store to buy beer.
'Some of them had their hands in the air,' Ferran told NJ.com. 'They were happy.