"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
        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< /SPAN> , 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!"