Saturday, November 18, 2006

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 United States 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 intolerance?

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 criminal? 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 institution 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."

I agree with this fine pilot! And thanks Patricia ^..^


bg said...


oh your so welcome, but there's really no need to thank me dcat.. i'd like to see it posted on billboards from sea to shining sea!! :+:


dcat said...

I agree bg!

Mike H,

emailed me his comment:

I read it and he can't be clearer or more right. If they don't want to take a stand then they shouldn't complain when the backlash happens. Their few jihadis will try to kill all of us and our greater number of jihadis will eventually adopt the same tactics towards them.

Mike H.

thanks Mike H. LOL

Tom C said...

Killroy was here.

dcat said...

Well I guess that means you agree with this letter eh Tom C!? ;)

Mike H. said...

Well doggonit you're welcome. Only I don't remember saying thanks Mike H. LOL

dcat said...

Thanks Mike H :D

dcat said...

I just deleted another anonymous. It must have been Chris!

Well calling me names will not get you posted anon!
Guess what the Lalalalamememe crowd thinks just like you! Oblivious to their surroundings!

And they are willing to give up their freedom! I am NOT!

Mike's America said...

Happy Thanksgiving Dcat!

City Troll said...

Absolutely loved it...

Happy Thanks Giving...

lest we forget there is still humer in life

dcat said...

I plan to go out with a bang Troll :D

Happy Thanksgiving Troll! :+: 8)

Cheers to you with eggnog!

dcat said...


Been to your place already and thank you! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well

Let's bring on the CHRISTMAS SEASON!

MonicaR said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Dcat! Enjoy your weekend.

dcat said...

Thank you Monicar!

Get that Christmas shopping done! :D

RM67 said...

Please check out the following website regarding the authenticity of this letter.

It states that this letter was not written by Pilot John. It was written by Kevin Daly in a newspaper in Maryland.. I got this letter from my sister and started looking around and found this snoopes page among others.. I have not been able to find the original letter from the newspaper as the link to the article is no longer valid. There is a pilot named Captain John Maniscalco who works for American Airlines They just deny he wrote the letter and provide information that the letter was written several months earlier by Mr Daly.. I hope you find this information helpful in your discussions of this letter..

aka RM67

dcat said...

Yes even though it could be a false letter I have to say I loved it!

Anonymous said...

I'm a Canadian retired serviceman and your comments match my thinking exactly sir...I've never seen any article in this vein that's so 'bang-on'.

Most sensible calm and reasoned article, how could anyone find fault with any part of it?, thank you sir.

Gord Beaman
Prince Edward Island

Anonymous said...

Irrespective of who wrote the article, it is right on. Muslims are killing fellow muslims. Violence is a muslim way of life. Women are treated like slaves. They are living in the 3rd century and we are living in the 21st. They are intolarant and dangerous. Kudos to the auther.

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miriam-e said...

Granted that islam is a pretty stupid and violent religion, but most religions are. You have to realise that nothing is going to quell your doubts because
a) proclaiming allegiance for a nation or flag is not a reliable indicator of desire to coexist peacefully, as evidenced by every liar, politician, and scam-artist who does exactly that, and
b) your fears are irrational and racist. A simple test to see if I'm right: do you distrust a white, christian man more than a dark-skinned Iranian one?

The white christian one I'm thinking of is the Rev. Jones who directly caused the death of more than a hundred men, women and children. The Iranian man I'm thinking of is a guy I knew who ran a computer shop in Melbourne after escaping from Iran when the crazy, religious imams overthrew the government. I bet you'd be much more trusting of Mr Jones than Mr Afarian. A pity.

Oh, by the way, I'm atheist. I distrust all religions and what they do to people. The bible is only slightly less scary that the truly insane koran. Both exhort people to righteous slaughter while pretending to be about peace and love.

dcat said...

I don’t care you delusional loon! Good for you and no I am not going to give into your phishing technique of seeing what makes me tick!

I have more friends then you and you seem to be calling everyone a racist even people you have no information about them!

Complete strangers you call racist?!

You are an idiot!

There how do you like them apples!

Go pick a fight someplace else because people like you destroy America with codling criminals!

dcat said...

Right now we have idiots signing up to join these thugs of 911! They come here have their babies for the big take over in the future. I see it firsthand right here in the area where I live.

Head to toe pushing baby carts. Living on our tax dollars and getting help from our government!

We do have morons in this country bringing it down! That would be communists Marxists! The president had parents that hated the USA! I put 2+2 together too!

Click here and go read to educate yourself! Click on links at this post!

People like you miriam-e need to be shown!

miriam-e said...

dcat, you are missing my point.

I am totally with you that islam is one of the great dangers to humanity. I am just trying to point out that a chain-mail letter that incites people to racist hatred doesn't do anything to help. Getting people to profess love for a country does nothing to make the place safer from them, and in fact helps to hide them. The only solution I can see is to absorb them into the culture, avoid ghettos (not only poor ghettos but rich ghettos too), and unmask hate-propaganda.

Thanks for the pointer to the piece about Brigitte Gabriel. I've been working my way through a couple of books that are truly horrifying: Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (the brave woman who escaped from islam to speak out about how dangerous it is, had a death order placed on her by the imams and is now protected 24/7 by bodyguards), and Inside the Kingdom by Carmen bin Ladin, the sister-in-law of you-know-who (Carmen grew up in Switzerland and had no idea of the repellent medieval life she would enter when she married into the bin Laden family and was convinced to move with her new husband to Saudi Arabia). Do read them if you can. They are well worth it. You think you know how bad islam is? Believe me, you probably don't.

dcat said...

Oh but I do know! I also know about the brave lady you mentioned.

This maybe a feel good post and I like it!

Do you know what anger is? I mean being pissed off? That is what I am seeing. People need an outlet.

The word racest needs to go away! Only the criminal will use it as a crutch! A really stupid one at that!

dcat said...

I don't care to share the wealth! So go away!

Ghettos are as well as rich are! Little grasshopper!

dcat said...

You are the racist one miriam-e!

Trying to kill my free speech as well!

You will not win here!

You are rebellious indeed when you don't get your way I see!

"God subsequently visits a punishment on Miriam, giving her tzaraath turning her “white as snow.” According to the rules concerning tzaraath, Miriam must then live outside of the camp, in isolation, only being allowed back when Moses intercedes with God on her behalf. Nevertheless, God insists that she still be punished for seven days."

dcat said...

I'm not angry I just don't care for your twisted logic!

dcat said...

Love this guy! :+:

dcat said...

Wow! So many hits on this artical in one DAY!!! GOOD!