Trump stands behind claim that US Muslims celebrated on 9/11

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Ben Carson Renews Call to Expand Domestic Surveillance: ‘In the Larger Capacity, We Should Monitor Anything’.

Ben Carson on Monday backed up Donald Trump’s controversial claim that American Muslims were cheering in New Jersey on Sept. 11, 2001, when the World Trade Center fell, even as the assertion was decried elsewhere as untrue. “In the larger capacity, we should monitor anything – mosques, church, school, you know, shopping centers – where there is a lot of radicalization going on,” Carson told ABC “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos. “You know, for instance, we’ve learned last week that the FBI seems to be only to be able to monitor 30 to 60 people at a time,” he said. “And we know there’s a lot more than that that need to be monitored.” When questioned by Stephanopoulos about his lack of foreign policy experience, Carson said that realities of the job of president are not necessarily defined by politics but instead by real-world experience. “I don’t know that it necessarily comes down to politics, it comes down to practical experience solving difficult problems, doing things quickly and efficiently, and using the resources available to you to get that done,” he concluded. Donald Trump isn’t likely to apologize for his lie or hallucination about those imaginary cheerleaders in Jersey City celebrating the Twin Towers coming down. Fellow Republican candidate Rand Paul responded to calls for increased surveillance during Sunday’s “Face the Nation” on CBS, telling host John Dickerson that U.S. intelligence officials should neither specifically target Muslims nor mosques. An Internet rumor about people cheering in the streets, which said it was in Paterson, not Jersey City, has been denied numerous times by city and police officials. “I know it might be not politically correct for you to talk about it, but there were people cheering as that building came down — as those buildings came down.

I have no recollection of it and no one in that I talk to has any recollection of it,” stated DiFrancesco, 71, a Republican who served as governor from 2001 to 2002. “I think I would have known if it happened.”DiFrancesco told ABC News source in that on the day of the assaults he was at Liberty State Park in Jersey City.“I guess, if two or three people did something somewhere, maybe it is possible,” he added. “But no, not thousands, no. Second, the more he ratchets up the demented rhetoric, the higher his polls go, so he is content to ride the fetid wave of a campaign based chiefly on blind bigotry and unapologetic stupidity. I don’t,” Christie — who is running against Trump for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination — told reporters while on the campaign trail in New Hampshire. “It was a pretty emotional time for me because, as I’ve mentioned before, there’s family involved, there were, you know, friends involved and so it was a pretty harrowing time,” he said. “I do not remember that, and so it’s not something that was part of my recollection. The Star-Ledger reported that while the were widespread rumors of celebrations by Muslims in Newark and Paterson — a city with an estimated 25,000 Muslim residents, the second-most of any U.S. town — police and local leaders denied they ever took place. It was bad enough that Trump wants to round up 11 million immigrants and return them to their country of origin – because in his warped imagination they’re mostly murderers and rapists – but he also considers a deadly, Eisenhower-era deportation program as the model to satisfy his xenophobia.

I think if it had happened, I would remember it, but, you know, there could be things I forget, too.” Christie often recalls for people at his campaign stops how he feared for his wife’s safety on 9/11 when he lost contact with her for about five hours during the terrorist attacks. He said he would not unequivocally rule out a database on all Muslims and that he wants a database of refugees and surveillance of certain mosques. “We have to be strong,” he said in response to Mr.

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, a likely Democratic candidate for governor in 2017, wrote on Twitter on Sunday morning that Trump’s account was “absurd.” Questions over how to fight terrorism have become a focus of the 2016 presidential race in the wake of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks — which the Islamic State, or ISIS, have claimed credit for carrying out. And it would no longer surprise anyone if he were to win those states in landslides, because from the other candidates, party leadership, and their broadcast network, you hear mostly crickets. Occasionally, a minor candidate such as Rick Perry, Lindsey Graham or John Kasich might suggest that Trump “does not represent the Republican Party.” But Chris Christie’s response to Trump’s Jersey City daydream was mealy-mouthed as usual (“I mean, I can’t say”), so we’re left to wonder whether these candidates abandoned their principles or whether they had any in the first place.

Everything that is wrong, venal, lazy and mendacious about the party has become crystallized in this flagrant insult to those voters who care more about serious issues than surrendering to the Tin Foil Hat crowd. They’re going to make it so big. ‘He said something so politically incorrect.’That’s why we’re going to hell — because we’re so politically correct. We’re not talking about 100,000 people or 50,000 armed soldiers.” Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon, also called for increased intelligence gathering, and pointed to his record as a surgeon to show his readiness in the face of emergencies. “I would be willing to say that I probably have more 2 a.m.-in-the-morning experience than everybody else running combined, making life and death decisions,” Mr. New Jersey is home to the second-largest Muslim population in the U.S., after Michigan, and is tied with Illinois for having the second-most mosques, with 109 as of 2011. A judge dismissed the suit last year, but a federal appeals court reversed the decision last month, saying the department could not target a group solely on the basis of religion or ethnic background.

Some critics said the idea is similar to a tactic used by the Nazis on Jewish residents in Germany during the Holocaust, and that it would violate religious freedom protected under the U.S. Christie said a Muslim database “will do nothing to keep us safer and shows a lack of understanding on how to effectively prevent terrorist attacks,” according to a report by the Associated Press. The issue began early Thursday, when Yahoo Politics published an interview in which Trump was asked if he would consider Muslims being tracked via some sort of database or identification system.

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