This is interesting. Mike M via twitter notices a Page Six story from September 2001 disappears from the New York Post.
On September 14th 2001 the New York Post ran an article (Op-Ed) with the headline: “The Issue Is Radical Islam“. Within the article you find the following paragraph(s) [emphasis added]:
[…] In Sudan, the Islamic militants impose slavery on captured Dinkas – but wherever radical Islam is in power, it subjugates people it regards as infidels. The Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights, an organization supporting those persecuted by militant Islam, argues that “radical Islamism is a world ideology, fielding a world terror-army, which oppresses millions with a racist ideology” that deems non-Muslims less than fully human.
Here in New York, it was easy to get angry listening to Egyptians, Palestinians and the Arabs of nearby Paterson, N.J., celebrate as they received word of the murderous attacks in New York and Washington. But Mayor Giuliani (who has been tireless and magnificent in this crisis) rightly warned New York- ers that it would be wrong to take their anger out on the city’s Arab and Muslim residents. Attacks on Arab-Americans in Paterson or elsewhere are utterly indefensible.
Omar, a Muslim New Yorker and former student of mine at Cooper Union, e-mailed me to say he was “sickened to watch Middle Easterners celebrate our sorrow.” He is an American who has imbibed our values while maintaining his Muslim faith. He wants no truck with those who kill in the name of Islam. (link via Wayback Machine – Web Archive)
It would definitely appear this article was removed (no longer available) at the Rupert Murdoch owned New York Post. Why is that?
As Mike M states, which is the bigger issue? That Trump would exaggerate the number of people celebrating, or that the New York Post would delete evidence of the protest itself?
This New York Post report is also confirmed in an unrelated caller to the Howard Stern Show:
And here’s another story within the New York Post specifically discussing how video of Muslims celebrating the 9-11-01 attack was confiscated and deleted. In a massive note of irony, their concern at the time was “censorship”:
New York Post “Now P.C. Means Censorship”
[…] The PC concern is that the Israelis will somehow “take advantage” of the attacks and therefore that negative stories about Palestinians are to be handled as gingerly as stories about American Arabs and Muslims.
That’s why you probably don’t know about the Palestinian Authority’s death threat against a videographer who took footage of a 4,000-person celebration on Sept. 11 – which led to the seizure of the news footage and its erasure. The fact that bin Laden’s allies on the West Bank targeted a news photographer for death for filming Palestinians dancing at the news of the death of 7,000 Americans didn’t make it anywhere near the front pages.
The news media usually make a stink when the media are threatened. Not this time. (link)
This second New York Post report about journalist censorship and having footage deleted/destroyed is also confirmed by an independent notice from the Committee to Protect Journalists. READ HERE