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An airline pilot challenge Arab Muslims in America
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, July 24, 2002 | John Maniscalco

Posted on 07/24/2002 3:54:15 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

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 Sept. 11, 19 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 Sept. 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 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 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 toward them in the United States and abroad than they did with supporting our country and denouncing "leaders" like Gadhafi, 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 Muhammad 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 5 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 your 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 Sept. 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. It is up to YOU, to show ME, where YOU stand.

Until then ... you worry me.


Capt. John Maniscalco is a pilot for American Airlines.


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1 posted on 07/24/2002 3:54:15 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Mega-BUMP!
2 posted on 07/24/2002 4:13:17 AM PDT by mhking
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To: mhking
bump
3 posted on 07/24/2002 4:20:41 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: JohnHuang2
Great post! Thanks!
4 posted on 07/24/2002 4:23:44 AM PDT by neutrino
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To: JohnHuang2
I have some liberal friends who even agree with a lot of what this post says. They tell me that they are dismayed by the silence and defensiveness of the Muslim community in the US after 9/11...
5 posted on 07/24/2002 5:03:50 AM PDT by WyldKard
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To: JohnHuang2
Excellent Post!
6 posted on 07/24/2002 5:08:29 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: neutrino
You're quite welcome.
8 posted on 07/24/2002 5:11:00 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Excellent bump
9 posted on 07/24/2002 5:11:11 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: JohnHuang2
We will never give in to your influence, your retarded mentality, your twisted, violent, intolerant religion.
Obviously a Dale Carnegie graduate. [/SRC]

-Eric

10 posted on 07/24/2002 5:11:55 AM PDT by E Rocc
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To: marcleblanc
Stupid post...

If you want to be taken seriously, you might want to explain WHY you think it's a "stupid post"...
11 posted on 07/24/2002 5:12:27 AM PDT by WyldKard
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Morning ;^)
12 posted on 07/24/2002 5:12:51 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: marcleblanc
Not so! This is a well-reasoned and well-thought out post. And it expresses the thoughts many Americans have had since 9-11-01.

You are either with us, or you are agianst us. There can be no other way.

14 posted on 07/24/2002 5:15:04 AM PDT by Taxman
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To: Taxman
Whoops! against, not agianst
15 posted on 07/24/2002 5:16:18 AM PDT by Taxman
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To: Doubter
How do I differentiate between true Americans, and Liberals, that are plotting the downfall of America? I want to know. I demand to know! I have a right to know whether you love America, or love the Democratic Party & "Political Correctness." It is up to YOU to show ME where YOU stand!!
18 posted on 07/24/2002 5:22:35 AM PDT by Destructor
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To: marcleblanc
The difference, of course, is obvious - most white males DO condemn serial killers and the like... at least most whote males I've talked to...

Try harder...

20 posted on 07/24/2002 5:34:04 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks
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To: mhking
Mega-BUMP!

Mega-DITTO!

21 posted on 07/24/2002 5:54:05 AM PDT by Budge
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To: marcleblanc
I don't think it's stupid. On Sept 11, pilots didn't think anything of Arab Muslims on their planes. Americans weren't much concerned with how many were coming here ---even though they've been attacking us for quite some time, even back in the 60s when they killed Robert F. Kennedy. Our eyes opened and the Arabs now whine but they need to remember what started it all.
22 posted on 07/24/2002 6:00:59 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: Destructor
I wouldn't bother with doubter. take a look at his other trips to the forum. He likes to accuse people of changing the subjet, which is exactly what he does here. If he or anyone else can't see the difference between a serial killer and a muslim terrorist then it will be hard to have a discussion. Serial killers generally act alone and have their own ideology. Being killed by one is like getting hit by lightning. Muslim terrorists all act based on the same ideology and act together most of the time (even in the case of suicide bombers). They have declared war, it is a guerilla war and they are here. There are good and bad muslims (in theory) and the good ones don't seem to be helping much. That was the point of the article and I believe doubter knew that but he did his thing and now I waste 5 minutes of my time. I say we send him back to DU.
23 posted on 07/24/2002 6:03:36 AM PDT by housethatruthbuilt
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To: Doubter
The overwhelming majority of serial killers in America are white males, between 20 and 40 years old. How do I differentiate between true white male Americans and serial killers, that are plotting their next murder? I want to know, I demand to know, and I have a right to know whether you love America or love to kill people. It is up to YOU, to show ME, where YOU stand.

Apples and oranges. The overwhelming majority of white males 20 to 40 strongly and actively condemn serial killers, and do all they can to help capture them, deal with and prevent their crimes. We, as a group of white men age 20 to 40 don't make ourselves insular, draw ourselves inwards as a single group, and shriek about how America is so mean to us, and that they need to be more "understanding" of us. We don't hide and protect serial killers in our midst...
24 posted on 07/24/2002 6:04:15 AM PDT by WyldKard
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To: WyldKard
read my other post
25 posted on 07/24/2002 6:07:51 AM PDT by housethatruthbuilt
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To: Doubter; marcleblanc
That's silly. You don't get the vast majority of white males dancing in the street when a heinous crime is committed by a white male. You DO, in fact, know where white males stand on such matters. On the other hand, that fat ululating hag celebrating 9/11 IS representative of the Palestinians. 80% of them admit they would support Iraq.

Where do YOU stand?

26 posted on 07/24/2002 6:08:04 AM PDT by eno_
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To: Doubter
The overwhelming majority of serial killers in America are white males, between 20 and 40 years old.

And the overwhelming majority of people engaged in hunting down serial killers are white males. Until we see a whole bunch of Muslims energeticly engaged in the process of hunting down Muslim terrorists, then I'm not impressed with them.

27 posted on 07/24/2002 6:08:09 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor
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To: mattdono; marcleblanc
From his bio..."I am a French Canadian "...That says a lot right there as to why this FROG doesn't like a piece about America. Is he French Canadian, or Canadian of French-speaking Algerian descent?
28 posted on 07/24/2002 6:11:18 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor
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To: JohnHuang2
I agree 100 percent.

They worry me too. May I recommend the book "Unveiling Islam". It should be on every Americans to read list.

29 posted on 07/24/2002 6:11:35 AM PDT by Texas Mom
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To: eno_
don't bother, read my post a few up from yours
30 posted on 07/24/2002 6:15:35 AM PDT by housethatruthbuilt
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To: WyldKard
Your points are excellent, and I admire the way you have made them. Why bother even responding to losers who hate us as much as the Muslims do? It is important to understand that they are our enemies as much as the islamoterrorists, and thus (ala "Godfather II"} keep them closer. Why bother giving any other credibility to America hating guilt trippers?
31 posted on 07/24/2002 6:15:53 AM PDT by RushLake
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To: JohnHuang2
Well said! This man has it exactly right. I'm getting pretty sick of these people running around whinning about how they're being treated. In their own country, they would be DEAD about now.

I started out being very tolerant, expectantly waiting for the Muslim community to stand up and be counted, but they never stood. Instead, they demand that we respect them and their ways. Sorry folks, but respect must be earned, and you certainly haven't earned it.

32 posted on 07/24/2002 6:18:32 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Doubter
The overwhelming majority of serial killers in America are white males, between 20 and 40 years old. How do I differentiate between true white male Americans and serial killers, that are plotting their next murder? I want to know, I demand to know, and I have a right to know whether you love America or love to kill people. It is up to YOU, to show ME, where YOU stand.

I hate serial killers. I love America so much I would have any serial killer executed. I may not be able to differentiate a serial killer from the average white male between 20-40, but I've yet to notice serial killers acting in groups of 10 to 30 as certain extremist Muslim groups do. Should groups of white serial killers between the ages of 20-40 start showing up around the world I would be shocked and disgusted and would demand that all people be protect from them by whatever means possible including racial profiling.

I assume you agree with these comments and that airports can begin racially profiling Muslim passengers immediately....

33 posted on 07/24/2002 6:18:40 AM PDT by freebilly
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To: JohnHuang2; Orual; aculeus; general_re; Poohbah; BlueLancer; MindBender26
Merits of this piece aside, I wonder if American Airlines really has a pilot named John Maniscalco. IMHO the attribution is bogus.

Here is what google turns up for "John Maniscalco" + American + Airlines.

34 posted on 07/24/2002 6:19:29 AM PDT by dighton
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To: JohnHuang2
"It is time for every Arab Muslim in this country to determine it for me. "

Ditto.

35 posted on 07/24/2002 6:23:08 AM PDT by blam
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To: RushLake
Your points are excellent, and I admire the way you have made them. Why bother even responding to losers who hate us as much as the Muslims do? It is important to understand that they are our enemies as much as the islamoterrorists, and thus (ala "Godfather II"} keep them closer. Why bother giving any other credibility to America hating guilt trippers?

Well thanks. :) I guess a lot of it is bourne out of a fustrating need to correct ignorance whenever I see it *heh*
36 posted on 07/24/2002 6:26:17 AM PDT by WyldKard
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To: marcleblanc
You obviously think post 13 is a marvel of logic but it's not. Serial killers kill people. Muslim terrorists kill American people. Oh, and see post 14.
37 posted on 07/24/2002 6:32:22 AM PDT by Let's Roll
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To: mattdono
and putting gravy on your "French Fries"...

Huge potain BUMP!!

...properly served with Pepsi (in a bottle, if you please) and a pack of 'Luckies'.

Dude, who cares what you think? I, for one, raise a Labatt's to our neighbor, the sleeping giant to the north.

38 posted on 07/24/2002 6:32:36 AM PDT by martin gibson
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bumpbumpbumpbump
40 posted on 07/24/2002 6:36:24 AM PDT by mondonico
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To: dighton
I wondered about this too, but the fact that Google has very little on him besides what has been posted here proves little. If I put my name in I get nothing, yet I know I'm me. There just are no refernces to me on the 'net.
41 posted on 07/24/2002 6:51:06 AM PDT by CaptRon
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To: JohnHuang2
bumping...
42 posted on 07/24/2002 6:58:31 AM PDT by redhead
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To: Doubter
Because most Muslims in America side with the terrorists? I'm thinking 75-85%.
43 posted on 07/24/2002 7:03:51 AM PDT by Conservative til I die
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To: zhabotinsky
John Rocker deja vu. I wish the pilot well.
44 posted on 07/24/2002 7:07:13 AM PDT by xp38
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To: CaptRon
Good point. However, if an airline pilot had written this, I'd expect to find furious denunciations by CAIR and other Islamic groups, and demands for his firing.

FWIW, the item has been buzzing around since March or earlier. According to this page, it was a speech "delivered at the annual Kahane Memorial Dinner, January 29, 2002."

45 posted on 07/24/2002 7:08:03 AM PDT by dighton
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To: JohnHuang2
"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..."

Well, they are. Read about it Here

46 posted on 07/24/2002 7:12:03 AM PDT by TADSLOS
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To: martin gibson
Hey, I love Canadians (in fact, there was this girl from Toronto...oh, nevermind). I think that marcleblanc is way off base. I was simply trying to see if I could get a rise out of him.

I have had potain before, but I wasn't impressed. Of course, I didn't have it with a Pepsi (in a bottle) or a pack of Luckies. I will have to try it that way next time I am in the "Great White North".

And, I love a Labatt's, for sure. But, I DO have trouble raising a Labatt to some American-hating, French-Canadian.

47 posted on 07/24/2002 7:12:44 AM PDT by mattdono
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a ridiculous tirade by what appears to be a very frightened man. Given his job this is understandable.
The 911 attack was targeted precisely at our ability to trust one another. If he is "a very frightened man", and that is "understandable," then his job is what is "ridiculous."

Those who acted against America did so in the name of a certain commonality. The idea that the burden of the attack falls only on the writer, and not at all on those who have that discernable commonality in question, is itself ridiculous. I didn't say it wasn't a shame; it is. But the shame is on the attacker, and you are blaming one of the victims.


48 posted on 07/24/2002 7:16:33 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion
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To: jimrob
Looks like the moderator(s) are little touchy this morning...

Pray tell why was my post (#19) was removed.

I didn't use any profanity, there was no racism, or violence insinuated (unless you consider telling someone to listen to Celine Dione...hmmm, maybe you have a point there).

The French hate America. This is fact. French-Canadians are even worse. This is also fact. And, I believe that I have seen the word FROG on more than enough posts around here.

I was commenting on the stupidity of the marcleblanc's post. It is not my fault that he hates America and agrees that we should stand idly by while Muslim fanatics prepare to slaughter Americans.

If you agree with this, then I think JimRob needs to take a look at his moderators.

Please provide an explanation in this post or via FREEPmail.

Thanks.

49 posted on 07/24/2002 7:24:52 AM PDT by mattdono
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P.S. JimRob, the post requesting an explanation of the removal was for the moderator. I don't expect you to know why my particular post was removed.

Rather, I pinged you so you would be aware of the BS that moderators are starting to pull. They are getting all PC on us.

50 posted on 07/24/2002 7:27:55 AM PDT by mattdono
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