By American Airlines 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 children’s 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 terrorist.

How do I differentiate between the true Arab/Muslim-Americans and the Arab/Muslims 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 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 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 UnitedStates and abroad than they did with supporting our country and denouncing “leaders” like Khadafi, 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

It matters little how good Islam SHOULD BE if large 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.

Do you and your fellow Muslims hate us because our women proudly show their faces in public rather than cover up like a shameful whore?

Do you and your fellow Muslims hate us because we drink wine with dinner, or celebrate Christmas?

Do you and you fellow Muslims hate us because we have befriended Israel , the ONLY FRIENDLY CIVILIZED SOCIETY in the Muslim/Arab area, that thinks and acts like most Americans.

And if you and your fellow Muslims hate us, then why in the world are you even here?

Are you here to take our money?

Are you here to undermine our peace and stability?

Are you here to destroy us?

If so, I want you to leave. I want you to go back to your desert sandpit where women are treated like rats and dogs. I want you to take your religion, your friends, and your family back to your Islamic extremists, and STAY THERE!

We will NEVER give in to your influence, your retarded mentality, your twisted, violent, intolerant religion.

We will NEVER allow the attacks of September 11, or any others for that matter, to take away 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 et 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”


5 Responses to “YOU WORRY ME!”

  1. Dan Says:

    This is ridiculous. The faulty logic in this article is laughable and deplorable. It is an egregious thing to assume since some Arabs are Muslims, you must by necessity include all Arabs in your ignorant bigotry.

    Lest we forget, some Africans are Muslims; should we therefore, by necessity include all Africans in this ignorant, misguided hate of those we fail to understand? Many Americans are Muslims: Arab-Americans, African-Americans, Persian-Americans, Egyptian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, European-Americans, etc. To be logically consistent and non-discriminantly ridiculous in our treatment of those we assume are enemies of the United States (which is somehow deemed by the writer of the article as a morally upright and exemplary country), shall we force all people of all ethnic backgrounds to wear a star of David on their arms like the Nazis did?

    The lack of educated thinking and the presence of such vitriolic misguided hate raises concern in my mind about those who write asinine articles like those above which countless mush-brains swallow without thought and salute with pride and prejudice in their morally unjustified souls.

    I am not worried about people who have a darker skin color than myself. I am not concerned about those who point out the injustices of the United States; certainly the United States is not the showcase of everything objectively true, moral and godly. I am more concerned with those who hate America and wish to destroy it.

    Whether those who desire to kill Americans are white, black, brown, tan, yellow, red or purple, whether the haters are Christians, Jews, Agnostics, Existentialists, Republicans, Muslims, Europeans, I am concerned about those who wish to kill me and my fellow citizens. To unfairly blame all Arabs (who are not Muslims by necessity) for the crimes of a select group of Muslims (who are not by necessity Arabs) is boorish, lowbred, barbaric and uneducated.

  2. tommy49646 Says:

    I am neither a biggot nor am I a raceist. The letter I published was written by an airline pilot who is worried and scared. Not all muslums are bad or evil. Only a handful of radical millitant muslums are responsible. It is these few who are to blame for all the trouble and worry. It is a shame that almost no one from the muslum comminity spoke up about the horrors committed by the few. As I recall a Saudi Prince offered a check for several million to the NYC mayor. He aslo gave the comment that it was the falt of the USA that it happened. The check was returned. This is the type of action that has many americans concerned.

  3. Antibush Says:

    Bush is forever saying that democracies do not invade other countries and start wars. Well, he did just that. He invaded Iraq, started a war, and killed people. What do you think? Is killing thousands of innocent civilians okay when you are doing a little government makeover?
    Our country is in debt until forever, we don’t have jobs, and we live in fear. We have invaded a country and been responsible for thousands of deaths.
    The more people that the government puts in jails, the safer we are told to think we are. The real terrorists are wherever they are, but they aren’t living in a country with bars on the windows. We are.

  4. A Muslim Says:

    I write in response to the pilot:
    Dear Pilot,
    You Worry ME
    Americans like you worry me with your stereotypes. You worry me with how you portray us Muslims in the media, and how you go to kill them in the Crusades you call “Iraqi Freedom”. You worry me by supporting those Israelis who are kicking us out of our homelands, and killing families. Then you say that we should accept this persecution. No, that we should hail this divided states of embarrassment. That we should SUPPORT our murderous criminals, who provide Israel with arms to keep killing us. How could you expect us to give money to America, and pray for Allah to bess America, when you are unjustly trying to wipe us out in your tenth crusade? Are you, as a pilot, like the Israeili Pilot Dan Halutz who just feels a “bump” when he drops bombs that kill tons of people? Do you really have no heart, that you don’t recognize the Muslim struggle? And why do you attack our women, calling them whores? The covers are meant for modesty, and these women protect themselves from people like you. Look at your own wives before you compare them to modest covering women.
    However, I recognize that there are good, non racist Americans who stick up for the Muslims’ oppression. I recognize that a lot of Americans are not like you, that they care for human beings. They realize that Timothy McVay was a terrorist, and they don;t keep that term exclusive to Muslims. These TRUE Americans work hard to protect the rights of others, not allowing prejudices get int he way. These Americans are the patriots.

    As for you, you are one misinformed, racist, heartless Nazi, because you support mass genocide in the name of America, and because you don’t seek to inform yourself of the issues in the world.

    A Muslim and a True Patriot, unlike you.

  5. Semper Libre Says:

    You are truly misinformed. These people did not attack us because of are social values. That does’nt make since.We have been meddling in their business for nearly 50 years. Declassified federal documents will prove that no conspriracy are needed. If another nation had imposed its will on the US like we have on the arab nations;you would be fighting mad too. You have to look for the real cause. The fight over israel is over property and fair treatment. Kuwait was the southern tip of Iraq . the 911 commmision even stated that Osama was furious we invaded iraq. He wanted to drive saddam back himself. i don’t know why I try to educate people who drink to much fox kool-aid! forget it! Just digg little deeper than the propaganda feed to you by mainstream media. I love this country but you are mislead by neocon war propaganda. If you have,nt noticed the value of are dollar is falling the federal reserve (a company of unelected bankers) is printing unbacked currency by the billions for corporate bailouts (welfare). In the name of security Bush is stripping away essential civil liberties checkout the homegrown secutiy act that just passed it give sincredible power to the exucutive branch IT DONT BELONG THERE! Facism wil come to the US wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross.
    Damn, I,m trying to educate a bigot again, never mind.

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