No name calling, no hatred, no political agenda.
This pilot hit the nail right on the head in his open letter.
A newspaper stated 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.
By Captain John Maniscalco, American Airlines Pilot
I’ve been trying to say this since 911, 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, 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, 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/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 MORE
of the same good neighbors and children?
The events of September 11 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 it and let it prosper? Or do you pray that Allah with destroy it
in one of your Jihads? Are you thankful for the freedom that 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
interested only 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 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, 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 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,
I totally agree with this sentiment. I hope you will forget all about the
‘political correctness’ mandate we’ve had rammed down our throats, and see
if this doesn’t ring true in your heart and mind. For Canada, with all the
multiculturalism we’ve been told is so important …. why should we not, as
Canadians, expect that the millions of new people immigrating to our
country will show their love for our country, their allegiance to our
country, their willingness to obey the laws of our country, and acceptance
that we are a Christian country? Just because they are able to enjoy
exercising their own religion, they should NOT expect us to be ashamed of
ours. They knew Canada was a Christian country when they came here. Why
are we erasing Christianity because immigrants who are unwilling to adopt
our way of life expect us to? There is just too much insanity in the
world, and we have to start taking a stand. I hope you will forward this,
so that others will feel they are not alone if they are starting to feel
the same.
At last a clear non-racist example of the concerns that the vast majority
of our Nations population probably share. The pilot’s letter encapsulates
all that is fair and just about national pride and protection of one’s
national culture. I fear it may be too late here in UK, BUT we too want
our country back in the form that attracted all these different cultures to
come here in the first place!! In all our conversations with a wide range
of friends and acquaintances we have not met one that disagrees with our
own views. If only we all had the courage of our convictions to pass this
on, it is a statement that should be accepted as the heart-felt feelings of
someone with honest commendable national pride.
Best email I have had in years; it needs to be in every paper every day
until we get some answers.


I am fed up with the direction this Country is going and I am not sure it can be turned around. 2016 will determine the fate of this Great Nation. I fear for America now more than ever.