related: ( June 2002 )
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From: cliff
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007
Subject:  war - Strong Stuff - Great Info - All Americns Should Read
This pilot hit the nail on the head in his open letter. He needs to  be
awarded a Medal for having the FORTUITUDE to say all this in a very profound
The paper stated today that some Muslim doctor is saying we are profiling
him because he has been checked three times while getting on an airplane.
The following is a letter from a pilot. This well spoken man, who is a pilot
with American Airlines, says what is in his heart, beautifully.... Read,
absorb and pass this on. 

by American Air Lines pilot, Captain John Maniscalco.
I've been trying to say this since 9-11, but you worry me. I wish you didn't.
I wish when I walked down the streets of this country that I love, that your
color and culture still blended with the beautiful human landscape we enjoy
in this country. But you don't blend in anymore. I notice you, and it
worries me. I notice you because I can't help it anymore. People from your
homelands, professing to be Muslims, have been attacking and killing my
fellow citizens and our friends for more than 20 years now. I don't fully
understand their grievances and hate, but I know that nothing can justify
the inhumanity of their attacks.
On September 11, nineteen ARAB-MUSLIMS hijacked four jetliners in my
country.  They cut the throats of women in front of children and brutally
stabbed to death others. They took control of those planes and crashed them
into buildings killing thousands of proud fathers, loving sons, wise
grandparents, elegant daughters, best friends, favorite coaches, fearless
public servants and childrens mothers.

The Palestinians Celebrated, The Iraqis were overjoyed as was most of the
Arab world. So, I notice you now. I don't want to be worried. I don't want
to be consumed by the same rage and hate and prejudice that has destroyed
the soul of these terrorists. But I need your help. As a rational American,
trying to protect my country and family in an irrational and unsafe world, I
must know how to tell the difference between you and the Arab/Muslim
How do I differentiate between the true Arab/Muslim-Americans and the
Arab/Muslim terrorists in our communities who are attending our schools,
enjoying our parks, and living in OUR communities under the protection of
OUR constitution, while they plot the next attack that will slaughter these
same good neighbors and children?  The events of September 11th changed the
answer. It is not my responsibility to determine which of you embraces our
great country, with ALL of its religions, with ALL of its different
citizens, with all of its faults. It is time for every Arab/Muslim in this
country to determine it for me.
I want to know, I demand to know, and I have a right to know, whether or not
you love America. Do you pledge allegiance to its flag? Do you proudly
display it in front of your house, or on your car? Do you pray in your many
daily prayers that Allah will bless this nation, that He will protect and
prosper it? Or do you pray that Allah with destroy it in one of your Jihads?
Are you thankful for the freedom that only this nation affords? A freedom
that was paid for by the blood of hundreds of thousands of patriots who gave
their lives for this country? Are you willing to preserve this freedom by
also paying the ultimate sacrifice? Do you love America ? If this is your
commitment, then I need YOU to start letting ME know about it.
Your Muslim leaders in this nation should be flooding the media at this time
with hard facts on your faith, and what hard actions you are taking as a
community and as a religion to protect the United States of America.
Please, no more benign overtures of regret for the death of the innocent
because I worry about who you regard as innocent. No more benign overtures
of condemnation for the unprovoked attacks because I worry about what is
unprovoked to you. I am not interested in any more sympathy. I am only
interested in action. What will you do for America - our great country - at
this time of crisis, at this time of war?

I want to see Arab-Muslims waving the AMERICAN flag in the streets. I want
to hear you chanting "Allah Bless America " I want to see young Arab/Muslim
men enlisting in the military. I want to see a commitment of money, time,
and emotion to the victims of this butchering and to this nation as a whole.
The FBI has a list of over 400 people they want to talk to regarding the WTC
attack.  Many of these people live and socialize right now in Muslim
communities. You know them. You know where they are. Hand them over to us,
now! But I have seen little even approaching this sort of action. Instead I
have seen an already closed and secretive community close even tighter. You
have disappeared from the streets. You have posted armed security guards at
your facilities. You have threatened lawsuits. You have screamed for
protection from reprisals.
The very few Arab/Muslim representatives that HAVE appeared in the media
were defensive and equivocating. They seemed more concerned with making sure
that the United States proves who was responsible before taking action. They
seemed more concerned with protecting their fellow Muslims from violence
directed towards them in the United States and abroad than they did with
supporting our country and denouncing "leaders" like Khadafy, Hussein,
Farrakhan, and Arafat.
If the true teachings of Islam proclaim tolerance and peace and love for all
people, then I want chapter and verse from the Koran and statements from
popular Muslim leaders to back it up. What good is it if the teachings in
the Koran are good, and pure, and true, when your "leaders" are teaching
fanatical interpretations, terrorism, and intolerance?
It matters little how good Islam SHOULD BE if huge numbers of the world's
Muslims interpret the teachings of Mohammed incorrectly and adhere to a
degenerative form of the religion. A form that has been demonstrated to us
over and over again. A form whose structure is built upon a foundation of
violence, death, and suicide. A form whose members are recruited from the
prisons around the world. A form whose members (some as young as five years
old) are seen day after day, week in and week out, year after year, marching
in the streets around the world, burning effigies of our presidents, burning
the American flag, shooting weapons into the air. A form whose members
convert from a peaceful religion, only to take up arms against the great
United States of America, the country of their birth. A form whose rules are
so twisted, that their traveling members refuse to show their faces at
airport security checkpoints, in the name of Islam. We will NEVER allow the
attacks of September 11, or any others for that matter, to take way that
which is so precious to us: Our rights under the greatest constitution in
the world.
I want to know where every Arab Muslim in this country stands and I think it
is my right and the right of every true citizen of this country to demand
it. A right paid for by the blood of thousands of my brothers and sisters
who died protecting the very constitution that is protecting you and your
family. I am pleading with you to let me know. I want you here as my
brother, my neighbor, my friend, as a fellow American.
But there can be no gray areas or ambivalence regarding your allegiance and
it is up to YOU, to show ME, where YOU stand. Until then . "YOU WORRY ME!"