The following chain letter has been forwarded across the internet.
Subject: DEAR MUSLIM - AND PASS IT ON IF YOU WISH !
This is the most profound, most insightful message to Muslims I've seen
I think it should be read on Fox, sent to the President, and forwarded
to any other form of media.
The paper stated today that some Muslim doctor is saying we are
profiling him because he has been checked three times while getting on
Below is a Letter from an airline pilot. This well spoken man, who
is a pilot with American Airlines, says what is in his heart
beautifully....read, absorb and pass it on..
YOU WORRY ME!
By American Airlines Pilot - Captain John Maniscalco
TO MUSLIM AMERICANS:
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 our
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
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 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 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
If you agree, LET'S COVER THE COUNTRY WITH THIS ONE.