Arabs Celebrate Massacre of Americans at The World Trade
Arabs mobs in Egypt, Lebanon the PA areas and the United States celebrated the massacre of Americans working in the World Trade Center by planes driven into it on September 11, 01 by suicide pilots. Several arabs were arrested who were rejoicing while watching the bombing from the statue of Liberty. Fred Siegel, in his column in the New York Post Sept 14, 01 writes how Egyptians, Palestinians and other Arabs from Patterson, New Jersey, celebrated as they received word of the murderous attacks in New York and Washington. An excellent article about the celebrations after the World Trade massacre was written by Daniel Pipes and is called A Middle East Party Arafat has succeeded in suppressing reports of this party in the media. The following item appeared in Israel National News 9/13/01
Yasser Arafat's Tanzim kidnapped the cameraman who filmed a report for AP
showing Palestinians in Ramallah celebrating the attacks against the United
States. The report includes footage of Palestinian police firing their
assault rifles in the air in celebration as hundreds cheer. The cameraman
was released this morning, but not before the Associated Press protested to
the Palestinian Authority about threats against the cameraman in the event
the footage was screened. Ahmed Abdel Rahman, Arafat's Cabinet secretary,
said the Palestinian Authority "cannot guarantee the life" of the cameraman
if the footage is broadcast.
Dr. Aaron Lerner asked AP Bureau Chief Dan Perry today whether his office
would release the video of joyous Palestinians celebrating the attack on
the World Trade Center. Perry answered, "We are acting to assure the
safety of our staff. The safety of our staff is paramount. At this point
we believe there to be a serious threat to our staff if the video is
released and we have protested this to the PA."
The following is an excellent editorial about the Arab celebrations and the coverup of those celebrations that appeared in the New York Post on Sept, 15, 01 called "Arafat's Cover For Terror" September 15, 2001
Throughout the Arab world - and especially in Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority - thousands of people took to the streets this week and lustily cheered the work of the suicide bombers who destroyed the World Trade Center and part of the Pentagon. Even as thousands of Americans lay buried in the rubble of the Twin Towers, hordes of Palestinians in Nablus and Bethlehem and Jericho handed out sweets, a traditional sign of celebration, and danced in the streets.
Arafat insists it never happened. How could he say that?
Because he has every reason to believe that much of the news footage of those celebrations will never see the light of day.
And how does he know that?
Because his thugs and security "police" kidnapped an Associated Press photographer who shot the most incriminating film and threatened his life if it ever aired. And lest anyone claim that these strong-arm threats came from "rogue" elements, the AP officials were specifically warned by Arafat's own cabinet secretary, Ahmed Abdel Rahman, that the Palestinian Authority "cannot guarantee the life" of the cameraman if the footage ever aired. Indeed, an AP still photographer at the scene decided not to take pictures after being warned by Palestinian security forces not to do so. To its credit, the AP and other foreign journalists in Jerusalem forcefully protested this intimidation - a tactic the PLO has used for decades throughout the Middle East. This led to the cameraman's release.
But, as of this writing, key footage of 3,000 cheering Palestinians in Nablus still hasn't aired. Arafat and his aides insist that any celebrating was isolated and done by "a few children" - because that's the only footage that's been released.
Americans need to see these scenes witnessed by dozens of journalists to put the lie to Arafat's denial. Indeed, Palestinian newspapers - whose any deviation from the Arafat line is met with swift closure, and sometimes worse - hailed the Trade Center terrorists as "the most honorable [people] among us." It's hardly surprising that Palestinians are cheering on the terrorists. For Arafat has never convincingly sent a signal that he has repudiated terror. His followers - by letting the Osama bin Ladens know that they enjoy popular support - are keeping terrorism alive. And no death threats from Yasser Arafat's hoodlums will permanently keep that message from being heard in this country.
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