Jersey City Muslims Unite Against Trump

2F759FCD-28CC-46AD-A890-9C9CCAB70D52_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy9_cw0{VOA NEWS / NEW JERSEY— When Jersey City, New Jersey, residents vote in Tuesday’s presidential primary, they will call to mind seven infamous words uttered by presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump last November:

“Thousands and thousands of people were cheering.” Trump was referring to the four percent of Jersey City residents that are Muslim, whom he targeted — baselessly — as having celebrated when the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001, from across the Hudson River; a vantage point that peers east, directly into the architectural magnificence of lower Manhattan.

Point Pleasant, New Jersey, Young Republican Councilman Michael Thulen, doubts Trump’s description of what happened in New Jersey on 9-11. He was in college at Montclair State University at the time.”I don’t recall seeing people cheering myself, not to say it didn’t happen, but days after I traveled through Jersey City helping people out like everyone else, and I don’t recall anybody rejoicing.” READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.