A Letter from an American Airlines Pilot

by Infidelesto on August 7, 2007 · 20 comments

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This was sent to me from a friend and I wanted to share it with you all.

“YOU WORRY ME!”

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 have 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 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 will 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
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 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 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, and 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 a 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. “YOU WORRY ME!”

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  • http://deislamification.blogspot.com Senior

    This is a great letter. It explains the feelings of all of us who are uncomfortable with the slow rising of Islam, and the behaviour of so-called moderates, who wish to condemn developed democracies more than they condemn Islamic extremists. Has this letter been sent directly by the author of it to any Muslim organisation or any leading Muslim figure? If so, I think you should try to keep up-to-date with the dialogue which follows.

  • http://www.mosquewatch.blogspot..com Jeff Davis

    Let’s face reality for a change. The Government should start targeting the Muslim communities in the USA. They should be monitered heavily. The Muslims terrorists are not hanging inside the Churches or Synagogues in America, they are IN THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY. I also find it perplexing, how all the “Moderate Muslims” are shocked to find terrorists in their midst. In the 50′s here in MS, every one knew who the KKK members were and what they were doing. When the kkk scum struck, no one was suprised about it, they knew it was coming. In my opinion only, the “Moderates” are a front for the “Radicals”, and the only way, in the end we find out who the “Radicals” are, is when the bomb belt explodes. What some people call “extremist Muslims” , I call them, the dedicated followers of islam.

  • http://thisgoesto11.blogspot.com/ Nigel

    I’m forwarding this letter to Ibrahim Hooper. I’ll let you know when I get a response (yeah, right).

  • Willi

    Oh come on now. You know the truth here. The truth is the only reason for terrorism IS the United States.

    More to the point it is the United States Military and CIA who have butchered millions of innocents, starting with Native Americans and honest Englishmen. We couldn’t find anyonee to kill for a while so we killed eachother over whether or not black people should be kept as outright slaves or merely as indentured servants.

    Then we went back to killing the natives for a while after which we went and replaced the European masters in a bunch of places. We of course lied to the natives (of Cuba, the Philippines, Guam, Hawaii, Colombia) for long enough to get rid of their masters after which we slaughtered them into submission.

    We went to Europe and slaughtered people twice, even to firebombing their cities. We went to Asia and actually nuked 2 cities into dust after which we rendered the contries to abject poverty.

    Finally starting in China, Korea, and in Vietnam the poeple of the world started to fight back against our evil. Still we invaded places and got kicked out. Iran, Beirut, Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, and now Iraq, where our evil has become apparant to the whole world.

    So long as we have a single person in uniform we are a danger to everyone else. We can’t be trusted not to be the worst killers on the planet. The ghosts of millions of Native Americans and Moslems, millions of Japanese, Millions of Germans, hundreds of thousands of Filipino’s, tens of thousands of Hispanics, and untold generations to come demand it.

    • JClarke641

      Where ts your home country? Surely it can’t be the US….J.C.

      • SirWilhelm

        Better yet, what world does he live in? His version of history is inaccurate, to put it mildly. Want to bet he doesn’t believe the Holocaust happened either?

    • Just Me

      I think this white person should to rectify his guilt by committing suicide as an example to the other whites who feel the same as he does to do likewise.  Then we will be rid of these self haters, ignorant of the real truth nor desire to know the truth.  The world would be better off without them.

      • Anonymous

        Why are you assuming the author is a white man? Because he is an airline pilot?

        Are you racist? Are you assuming only whites are capable of being pilots?

        Or are you assuming that only white people have a problem with terrorist and foreign hostiles in their country?

        Either way you’re a bigotted racist and you “should commit suicide as an example for all other third worlders who feel the same as you do to do likewise.”

        You’re not “just me” you’re just an ijit.

      • Sirwilhelm

        You got nothing from this letter, because you refuse to see anything you don’t want to see. You are guilty of ignoring the truth, and hating the bearer of truth. The world would be better off without you, and all of your kind.

  • Infidelesto

    Willi you are a total crack pot.

  • dru

    Good job Willi, you have missed the point of this letter and what its whole purpose was. I seriously doubt that there is a large population of the american people that hold the beliefs of the murderings, wars, etc. you mentoin. But hey, lets not acknowledge this letter and try to move forward when we can point fingers over many of the events “us” today have no connection to.

  • sandspur

    This was posted on Worldnet Daily five years ago.
    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=28386
    It’s had some of the text edited out.
    CAIR responded here:
    http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=115&theType=AA
    Snopes classifies it’s accuracy as “undetermined”
    http://www.snopes.com/rumors/soapbox/worryme.asp

  • http://tmq2.wordpress.com Lance

    Wow! This thing’s still making the rounds. I posted it over a year ago.

    The message is still right on, though.

  • red_sleeves

    willi,
    Thanks for the satire.

  • GMR

    I had a very bad experience with several AA pilots. On the early morning hours several men in AA uniforms entered my apartment and I was gang raped. I was told they are dissenters and that they believe in the Taliban ways. They also claimed they were American born Muslims just waiting to rise again. After being gang stalked by these people for awhile, I realize that even though this group works for the airline they are terrorists themselves. Keep your eyes open for Julie who claims she is a AA FA. Julie is a hermaphadie and I was told she straps her genitals down to get into an AA FA uniform. This is scary. After the assault she/he showed me his genitals and this person is not a woman, but is posing as one in order to wear a blue two piece AA FA uniform. This crew hangs around together all the time. In fact, 24/7. They never part. If you are truly an AA pilot and know who these people are, please turn them into the government. At my assault they said they have over 400 victims who were never able to do anything about their attacks. These people also have access to V2K communication and electromagnetic weaponry that they have used to terrorize me and others. They refer to themselves as gang stalkers.

  • Rob

    This just proves that Christians, who claim to live by the word of Christ, are among the most bigoted, close-minded, racist people in this country. If Christ was found on a plane, you would want to detain/interrogate/torture him because, despite what all the stain glassed windows in the deluded churches in the nations portray, Christ was from the Middle-East.

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  • Paddy1

    I wish there were more people not only muttering these sentiments to themselves, but getting up and shouting it out loud so that SOMEONE would finally take notice.  This is about OUR country and we have been like this long before these terrorists came.  We have freedom of speech and religion and we like it this way.  If THEY don’t like it leave and go back to where things ARE as you like them.  We do not want you. 

    • Anonymous

      You have no freedom.  The Jews and the bankers have you by the short and curlies.  Your country is almost bankrupt due to corruption and stupidity.