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Sniperone
09-02-02, 09:37 PM
This was sent by a friend:


A PILOT EDITORIAL-- "YOU WORRY ME."
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I've been trying to say this since 9-11. I guess I will be labeled as a
bigoted American.
By: American Airlines Pilot - Captain John Maniscalco
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"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.

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 those
very 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 it's religions, with ALL of it's

different citizens, with all of it's 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 it's 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. And 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 prove 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
defended Johnny Cochran and O. J. Simpson after the latter butchered his

wife and murdered an innocent friend. A form whose members (some as
young as a 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 *****?
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 civilized democratic nation
in the entire middle-east? 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 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." ""
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LET'S COVER THE COUNTRY WITH THIS ONE!

onedevildog
09-07-02, 11:09 AM
Just a quick thought... you might want to send to the guy that wrote that...First I understand perfectly what he and others may be feeling..but.. We MUST remember that History has a habit of repeating itself. And we cannot let happen what occured during to WWII when WE interred thousands of AMERICANS in prison camps, took their businesses and homes, destroyed their families, because they were of Japanese or Oriental descent. Most all of these folks born here, never saw Japan. WE did the same to the Native Americans. We can be watchful but not acusative till something happens. Remember this is what we as Marines are, German American, Italian American, Afro American, Native American, and MUSLIM americans trained as ONE to fight battles and win wars as one. Semper Fi, Gunny out.

Sniperone
09-08-02, 09:08 PM
Gunny,

The name of the author is at the beginning of my post, I just passed it on as a favor to my friend who is not the author. As you noticed I had no comment on the post. You can try to locate the author if you want and give him your message yourself.