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Monday, November 27, 2006

Show us your patriotism!!

The following is one of those email forwards, purportedly from an American Airlines pilot. Whether or not that is true, this is brilliant and expresses my sentiments exactly. Cowgirl

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 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
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 whom 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 chant "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 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 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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