CNN Political Commentator and former green jobs advisor to President Obama Van Jones argued that Donald Trump says things that are “un-American” and “somebody’s going to go hurt some Muslim, as a result of this kind of hatred” while discussing the controversy over Trump’s statements regarding Muslims in the US celebrating on September 11, 2011 on Monday’s “AC 360″ on CNN.
Jones said, “I just want to say this is just terrible. You have a presidential candidate who is deliberately stoking fear. and smearing a whole population of people. … You have a political candidate, your candidate [Jones was speaking to Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord], you come on night after night and defend, no matter what despicable, horrible, un-American, racist, inflammatory thing he says, you defend him. At some point, do you have no shame? He said there that were thousands of Arabs out there, and there’s not one picture, in a world of — where you got cell phone cameras, you got video cameras from coast-to-coast, not one picture, not one image. This is demagoguery. It is dangerous, and somebody’s going to go hurt some Muslim, as a result of this kind of hatred. It’s wrong.”
Jones later added, “every single time a Muslim extremist, or a jihadi does something horrible, we ask every Muslim ever born, from the crib to 97-years-old to denounce that kind of activity. At what point can we start asking every Republican to denounce this sort of scapegoating and demagoguery?”As pointed out here, there is credible evidence (at least reported after 9/11) that Trump was right, maybe not in the number who were cheering, but that it actually happened. I've seen several comments from people over the years that it did happen not only in Jersey City, but also Patterson, New Jersey.
One story found at FreeRepublic.com says a source at the FBI told of calls that were logged by concerned citizens who saw "Muslims celebrating over the the destruction of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon"
Since moving to Northern Virginia, I've heard stories of Muslim tenants who lived at a high rise luxury apartment complex near Falls Church cheering the 9/11 attacks. In looking at various accounts over the Web in the last few days, I've seen similar stories that happened in Michigan, Houston, TX; Austin, TX, even in Manhattan.
There was also an anti-American rally held in Oakland, CA the day after the attacks, where the 19 radical Muslim hijackers were called "heroes". The irony? That rally was organized by the same Van Jones who dares call Donald Trump "un-American."
Here's some of the footage of Van Jones' hate-America fest in Oakland, the day after 9/11.
“It’s the bombs that the government has been dropping around the world that are now blowing up inside the U.S. borders. ...We’ve got something stronger than bombs, we have solidarity. That dream of revolutionary change is stronger than bombs.”Also, at about the 3:05 mark, someone who may have been the inspiration for Obama pastor Jeremiah Wright’s sermon (at 2:10 through 2:45 of the video at the link) the next Sunday, talked of “chickens comin’ home to roost.” Imagine that.
(0:33) “…. use this time to show that we’re really upset about all the violence that is goin’ down not only in New York, but also the violence goin’ down around the world, and that the United States was founded on this kind of terrorism, and it still continues today.”
(1:10) “We also want to be angry, and allow ourselves to feel that anger and that rage for those stolen lives. We want to also understand though, that those lives were lost because of our government’s inhumane foreign policy. And we should be angry, we should be p***ed off, that what our government does around rest of the world that leads us not to be safe here. That’s what we should be angry at ….”
(4:10) “But when we knew what those places represented, we were kind of also glad that there’s a place called the Pentagon where, where, military strategies which have killed millions of people around the face of the world (unintelligible). We know, to see that place burnin’, there was some satisfaction to it.”One of the racists in the video even called the hijackers who murdered 3,000 "heroes." (3.38)
"Don't call them (the Islamic terrorists) cowards, they're heroes who died, and they're the people we need to support in these days, and the People of Color are rising..."Jones resigned in 2009 from a post created by the Obama Regime as "Green Jobs czar" after it was revealed he'd signed a 9/11 Troof letter, one that he has disavowed after it's discovery and asked that his name be removed from.
I'd say the last person who needs to lecture about being un-American is Van Jones, whose past actions are anything but pro-American.