Iran: Execution for “Apostasy” Seems Imminent

The 11th branch of Iran’s Gilan Provincial Court upheld the apostasy conviction and execution sentencing of Christian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani this week. Social media accounts like Twitter have swarmed support for Pastor Nadarkhani. But where is the critically needed support from nation states—let alone, from where the Vatican?

The Vatican is an internationally recognized sovereign state with full diplomatic status. The Holy See has a legal personality under international law, giving it recognition as a sovereign state, which allows it to enter into treaties and to send and receive diplomatic representation. Knowing the Vatican has these powers, why hasn’t it spoken up on behalf of the Christian minister?

It is understood that the Vatican does not have its own military. However, history exemplifies the power of the Vatican to bring nations together to defeat its arch enemies through either diplomatic means or military might. This does not imply cause for a militant exhibition. However, it does imply, in a historical sense, the power of the Vatican. Has that power been lost today?

At the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II addressed the world to aid the Greeks and recover Palestine from Muslim rule. It was here that Pope Urban II requested aid from the West to fight against the Seljuq Turks. Nation states listened to the Pope and launched armies to engage battle against the Muslims, which lasted approximately 175 years. Some believe the ninth crusade was initiated by Muslims ten years ago on that horrific and tragic September day often referred to as 9-11.

Assyrian-born Chaldean Catholic Tariq Aziz served as deputy prime minister to Iraq until 2003. During his tenure and immediately prior to the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, Saddam Hussein repeatedly sent Aziz to the Vatican in an attempt to delay and or resolve military confrontation against the United States. Needless to say, when you commit crimes against humanity as Aziz had, it’s extremely tough for the Vatican to assist you.

Iran constantly commits crimes against humanity. War crimes have been committed, relentless killings of innocent people, torture, and so much more comes directly out of this Shiite-dominated state—yet they sit on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The Vatican failed in delivering any statement opposing this newly appointed Iranian UN position.

Lately, instead of fighting for the morale and values bestowed before a loving and peaceful Christian faith, Pope Benedict seems to have embraced Iran. In 2008, Pope Benedict actually conferred that the two entities agreed with one another on faith-based principles.  Pope Urban II must be rolling in his grave.

Since 2001 alone, there have been well over 2,000 innocent Christians brutally murdered by Muslims. None of these people were military members engaged in any of the wars fought in Iraq or Afghanistan. They were faith-based community members or missionaries, some of which were actual clergy. Not once in any of the aforementioned atrocities did the Vatican make a global outcry for the victims. Yes, some statements can be found in Vatican records, but they failed to saturate international media news as they should have.

If anyone believes that the Vatican will step up today in safeguarding one of their own practitioners who preaches the word of God to fellow Christians, they will likely be let down. As a practicing Roman Catholic, I am at times ashamed of my own religious denomination, yet for whatever reason, I maintain my faith.

There are currently numerous prayer calls for Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani. Numerous petitions exist requesting the United States Department of Stateintervene. While fully recognizing the power of prayer, maybe it’s time to simply do more about Iran and follow the war cry of Pope Urban II not just for the sake of Pastor Nadarkhani but for all of those who have faced the horrors of Iran’s evil.

Nina Shea wrote,

As my colleague Paul Marshall recently wrote, evangelical Pastor Nadarkhani was sentenced to death for apostasy because he converted to Christianity. He had been tried and found guilty a year ago, even though the court also found that he had never been a practicing Muslim as an adult. Nadarkhani, from Rasht, on the Caspian Sea, converted to Christianity as a teenager.

Iran’s Supreme Court, which upheld the verdict in June, ordered that the pastor be given four chances to renounce Christianity and accept Islam. Two hearings for this purpose took place yesterday and today. Two more are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Pastor had been arrested in 2009 when he tried to register his church with authorities. His defense lawyer Mohammed Ali Dadkhah was himself sentenced in July to nine years imprisonment for “actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime.” He is now appealing.

According to the U.S. State Department, if carried out, Pastor Nadarkhani’s execution would be the first for apostasy since 1990 in Iran.

— Nina Shea is director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom and co-author, with Paul Marshall, of Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedoms Worldwide (Oxford University Press, November 2010).

All in the Family

I suspect the real life exchange below is the sort of thing that many families are embroiled in as we find ourselves caught up in the excitement of selecting the next president of the United States. What follows is a friendly exchange that leaves all combatants loving one another.

Dear Carol (name changed to protect the innocent). I know you are not interested in reading views that may be different or challenge your own, but I take that risk to contribute some thoughts from others that are informed and thoughtful.

Both sides name call and when you hear ‘right wing zealots,’ the tea party,’ ‘radical conservatives,’ and sadly today I add ‘Christians,’ you can know that whoever is writing is first trying and discredit a person’s belief system (faith or political) and convictions by destroying the individual. If I can destroy a person, then I don’t have to take seriously what he/she says. It’s a very old trick. If you can convince me that Muslims are a bunch of filthy rats, I can shoot them all day long and go to bed at night and sleep like a baby, because I’ve killed rats, not humans.

I think it was Bob Livingston you ask me about last night. I didn’t pick up on the name immediately since I think of his blog first which is ‘Personal Liberty Alerts.’ There is another writer on that blog, Chip Wood, that in my opinion writes some pretty sensible stuff. His piece today is excellent if you read it all, ‘America’s Favorite Ponzi Scheme.’

This is a site that takes both sides to task, liberals and conservatives, but like many more these days, he has little good to say about policies of this administration. I read a piece just this morning that said that African Americans are beginning to turn away from him in significant numbers. I think they have the sense to realize that entitlements on top of entitlements are going to crash like a house of cards, and there simply won’t be money to pay all the hand out programs. It will be interesting when America can no longer borrow money from China and elsewhere to finance these entitlement programs. So far the Administration has been able to borrow and continue sending out the checks, but when the day comes (and I believe it’s not far away) when we can’t borrow and food stamps, welfare, help for dependent mothers, social security and etc., will cease, then watch the professional entitlement crowd go ballistic against the Administration. The difference between our social security checks and what can rightly be referred to as entitlement checks, we all worked for our checks having put our own money during our working years.

Until the Administration figures out the right way to create real jobs and put people back to work, this Administration is doomed. If you want to know how I think that can happen, look at Grinrich’s ‘Contract with America.’ I suggest you listen to this CBS clip and hear what Gingrich says rather than some uninformed talking head that fly’s under the umbrella of some self proclaimed news organization.

If I were voting today, my first choice is Gingrich simply because I believe he is the brightest, comes from a very strong historical perspective and has the ability to state what he would do if he becomes president. Gingrich is the last person Obama would want to face in 2012, simply because Obama couldn’t dance around Gingrich in the debates. Notice Gingrich doesn’t attack Obama and all of his destructive policies, he rather helps the people understand specifically what he has set out to achieve, and that’s a lot different than Obama’s 2008 mantra of ‘Hope and Change.’ How many in America have lost hope, not able to find employment (even though they have desperately tried). We have seen change but it certainly isn’t what America thought was being promised when this administration was in the campaign mode.

I say I like Gingrich, however I don’t think he has a chance and that is an indictment on America, not Gingrich. When it comes to electing the most iimportant leader in the world, we follow the Miss Universe Syndrome, and vote for what a person looks like or his ability to speak from a teleprompter, rather than try to understand the substance of his message.

If I were voting today, this is how I would rate my top four. Gingrich would be my choice with Cain next, then would come Romney and finally Perry. You may not be interested, but do you have a tiny idea of who Cain is and what he brings to the table. He is quite an amazing individual. My top four could change depending on what these candidates say and do between now and the primaries.

In the mean time, I hope Obama can bring back to America the six-figure job you lost nearly three years ago so you can embrace Obama’s new mantra in 2012, “‘Let Me Be Clear,’ since ‘hope’ slipped out in the dark of night, and ‘change’ has been discovered in pennies on the dollar, I give up!

 

Who Do People Think You Are?

An eye witness account from New York City, on a cold day in December, some years ago: A little boy, about 10- years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold.

A lady approached the young boy and said, ‘My, but you’re in such deep thought staring in that window!’

‘I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes,’ was the boy’s reply.

The lady took him by the hand, went into the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them to her.

She took the little fellow to the back part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, and dried them with the towel.

By this time, the clerk had returned with the socks. Placing a pair upon the boy’s feet, she purchased him a pair of shoes.

She tied up the remaining pairs of socks and give them to him. she patted him on the head and said, ‘No doubt, you will be more comfortable now.’

As she turned to go, the astonished kid caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears in his eyes, asked her:

‘Are you God’s wife?’

 

An Iranian Pastor Makes the Choice Between Heaven or Hell

Silence in the face of this atrocity is inexcusable
by John Hayward, 09/29/2011

Iranian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who I first wrote about back in July, has reached the appointed hour for his execution at the hands of the Iranian theocracy.  His lawyers have been making optimistic statements about the possibility his death sentence will be overturned, and have even made unconfirmed statements that an Iranian judge has already done so… but if not, Nadarkhani could find himself dancing on the end of a rope any minute now.  Even if he escapes the hangman, he’ll probably spend the rest of his life in prison.

Fox News says “officials at the U.S. State Department declined to comment when reached on Wednesday,” but perhaps they changed their minds, because the Australian Herald-Sun says they “condemned the Iranian judiciary for demanding that Nadarkhani renounce his faith or face execution.”  Or maybe that was an old statement.  This is not an hour for muddled responses and refusals to comment.

President Obama hasn’t had much to say about the impending execution, as far as I can tell.  He spent an hour at the United Nations telling the world that “peace is hard,” but he didn’t have anything to say about murdering people for being Christian, in this case on the pretext of murdering them for converting away from Islam.  Silence from any citizen or agency of the civilized world in the face of this outrage is unacceptable.

The liberal celebrities who usually rush to demonstrate their depth of character by embracing humanitarian causes have been oddly silent, too.  Why no splashy Hollywood events to raise awareness about Nadarkhani?  Is execution for apostasy less of an issue than, say, apartheid in South Africa was?  Will a certain number of intransigent Christians have to be murdered before the beautiful people give a damn?

For the record, Nadarkhani says he has never been Muslim in his adult life, as if that should make a difference to civilized human beings.  The theocracy wants him to recant his Christian faith in exchange for his life, but Nadarkhani told them to pound sand:

When asked to repent, Nadarkhani stated: “Repent means to return. What should I return to? To the blasphemy that I had before my faith in Christ?”

“To the religion of your ancestors, Islam,” the judge replied, according to the American Center for Law & Justice.

“I cannot,” Naderkhani said.

It doesn’t sound like the pastor is interested in buttering up the judges.  Treating this case as a “legal” issue is a farce anyway.  Iranian law does not mandate execution for apostasy – that comes from good old-fashioned shari’a law, which Westerners are always told is harmless and nothing to worry about when it invades their legal systems.  There hasn’t been another apostasy trial in Iran since 1990.

The media seems much less interested in this case than it was in the three hikers taken prisoner by the Iranian government, and released last week.  Christians dying for a faith they will not recant is old news.

Click here to view the video to the right!

Update: At last, a statement from the White House:

The United States condemns the conviction of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani.  Pastor Nadarkhani has done nothing more than maintain his devout faith, which is a universal right for all people.  That the Iranian authorities would try to force him to renounce that faith violates the religious values they claim to defend, crosses all bounds of decency, and breaches Iran’s own international obligations.

A decision to impose the death penalty would further demonstrate the Iranian authorities’ utter disregard for religious freedom, and highlight Iran’s continuing violation of the universal rights of its citizens.

We call upon the Iranian authorities to release Pastor Nadarkhani, and demonstrate a commitment to basic, universal human rights, including freedom of religion.

Supreme Court and Justice

John Hayward who writes for ‘Daily News’ posted a provocative piece this morning. See if you agree.

“On Wednesday, the National Federation of Independent Business petitioned the Supreme Court to review a decision from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding ObamaCare.  The Obama Justice Department feels good about its general track record defending the law in appeals courts, and has also filed a petition with the Supremes.

The Administration could have kept things bottled up in the 11th Circuit for a while, but most observers agree it would go all the way to the highest court sooner or later… and if “later” meant after the 2012 elections, there might have been a very different Justice Department arguing the government’s case, with decidedly less enthusiasm.

From a legal standpoint, this is the main event: The heavyweight title fight between Obama’s health care scheme and the nation that never wanted it.  If the Supreme Court upholds the 11th Circuit’s decision on the unconstitutionality of the individual mandate, but rejects the notion of “severing” it from the rest of the bill, ObamaCare is dead at last.  If the mandate remains “severed,” ObamaCare lurches forward without its heart, with the remains of its basic logic and funding mechanism surgically removed… while our national debt blasts into orbit.

And if the individual mandate is held to be constitutional, the relationship between American citizens and their government changes forever.  It won’t take long for the all-powerful State to think of other formerly voluntary transactions it can make compulsory, for our own good. — John Hayward 

Abbas Delivers Harsh, Hate-filled Speech at U.N.

Abbas Applies for UN Membership, and denies Jewish Links to Israel

  • Palestinians don’t have the votes in the Security Council
  • Abbas puts all the blame on Israel

United Nations, Sept. 23 – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas presented a bid for full membership in the United Nations on Friday, knowing that he lacked the votes to bring the matter to the Security Council. He then delivered a harsh, distorted, hate-filled speech to the General Assembly.

Abbas blamed the failure of the peace process entirely on Israel. He said he would not return to negotiations unless Israel freezes building in the territories. Israel is ready to renew negotiations immediately – but without preconditions.

Abbas shocked observers with the harshness of his speech. He stated that a future Palestine should include East Jerusalem, including the Jewish Quarter of the city and the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism. And he called for a return to the 1967 lines – which security experts say are impossible to defend.

Abbas also mentioned that he came from the Holy Land, a place holy to Muslims and Christians. He totally omitted any mention of Jewish links to the land of the Bible.

In his 40-minute speech, Abbas also said he would not recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
He condemned the security fence that has saved countless lives, both Palestinian and Jewish, as a “racist annexation wall.”

He called for the release of terrorists held in Israeli jails.

He even condemned archaeology that has uncovered much evidence of the ancient Jewish kingdoms of Israel and Judea.

Abbas also praised his “reconciliation” with Iran-backed Hamas terrorists in Gaza. He condemned Israeli attacks on Gaza but did not mention the thousands of rockets fired from Gaza at Israeli civilians.

Despite his harsh rhetoric, Abbas does not have the votes to pass his resolution. The United States, Germany, Italy and many other key nations oppose granting Palestinian statehood without negotiations with Israel – the only way to reach a final peace agreement.

“This was a counterproductive and harsh speech that offered nothing to Israelis,” said former National security Council official Richard Haas. “It was a very disappointing speech.”

“Israel wants peace and a Palestinian state,” said The Israel Project’s Founder & President Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi. “Sadly, sometimes they seem to want it more than the Palestinians. I deeply hope that President Abbas will recognize that the issues of security, borders, water and refugees need to be resolved with mutual respect and agreements…and cannot be imposed by the United Nations. He should drop his preconditions and hate and come to peace talks right away. Israel is ready for this conflict to end so both sides can have a better future.”

Killer words: Muslims text death threats to Christians

‘We must kill the infidels and destroy their churches’

Posted: September 13, 2011 9:24 pm Eastern
by Bob Unruh
© 2011 WND

Muslim extremists are using a relatively new tool in their attempt to intimidate and bully Christians, with death threats sent by text-messaging to Christian church leaders, a new report confirms.

The report comes from Compass Direct, which monitors and reports on Christian issues around the globe. The situation has developed in Sudan.

“We want this country to be purely an Islamic state, so we must kill the infidels and destroy their churches all over Sudan,” Compass Direct sources in the African nation have reported that one text message said.

See what happens when Islam is the law of the land, in “Cruel and Usual Punishment”

The texts were dispatched to leaders of at least 10 churches in the Khartoum area, and came in recent weeks, the report said.

Christian church leaders in the region have been at risk for years, even with the recent declaration of a new nation, South Sudan, which suggests some small level of separation from the Muslim-dominated north Sudan.

But sources for the ministry organization say that Islamists have continued to make targets out of Christians.

In fact, Muslim extremists from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh arrive every few weeks for training in secret camps before they are dispatched on various “missions” around Sudan to destroy Christians and their churches, according to sources inside Sudan.

According to the report, the threats also have come by letter, such as in the case of Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail of the Anglican Church of Sudan. He reported that Muslim extremists attacked his home, but the intended targets, Elnail and pastors Luka Bulus and Thomas Youhana, were all away from home at the time.

The assailants instead left a letter threatening similar attacks in the future, Compass Direct said.

“We are aware of your anti-Islamic activities,” the letter left for Elnail said. “We have been monitoring the evangelization that you carry out these days, and therefore we declare jihad against you.”

The threat was confirmed by Bulus, as was a house attack that happened in Omdurman.

Further, the attacks go beyond just threats, as Elnail’s church building was burned in June, the report said.

One of the threats said, “We declare jihad against you in order to protect Muslims from your infidel influence, because you are the enemy of Islam,” sources told Compass Direct.

It elaborated with plans to carry out a series of church destruction missions.

Christian sources in Khartoum told Compass Direct they take the threats seriously.

“These people are not joking – they can kill any Christian,” said a church leader who requested anonymity for security reasons.

Elnail was testifying before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee recently when he said his prospects for life remained uncertain.

“I am told that armed men went house to house, searching for me, calling my name,” the report said he told members of Congress.

A letter in Arabic was circulated to churches in Khartoum, just as a Lutheran Evangelical Church of the Sudan building was destroyed by flames.

A church response said, “The Muslims are targeting our church in fear that many Muslims will leave Islam for Christianity.”

City demands Christians get permit for Bible Study

Chuck and Stephanie Fromm already have been fined $300 for holding Bible studies for their friends at their home, and they face the potential for additional fines of $500 for each study held, according to a legal team taking their case to court.

The newest conflict over Bible studies in homes in America arose in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., where city officials say city code section 9-3.301 prohibits religious organizations in residential neighborhoods without a conditional-use permit, a sometimes very expensive procedure.

The code cites “churches, temples, synagogues, monasteries, religious retreats, and other places of religious worship and other fraternal and community service organizations.”

But a Bible study in a home?

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Online ‘hate’ campaign targets Christian sites

Homosexual critics of Biblical view of family trigger PayPal ‘investigation’

Every person in America is provided the right to his/her personal views and free speech, however it is not a right for individuals or groups to smear and lie about other individuals and groups in order to advance one’s agenda.

While I am without doubt more tolerant than some of my conservative friends, I detest parts the homosexual agenda in our country while at the same time recognizing their rights

According to Peter LaBarbera (America for Truth),

“the issue is that homosexual activists no longer are willing merely to pursue their own lifestyle; they now are demanding that people with biblical perspectives with which they disagree be shut down.”

“They want dominance even if it means smearing pro-family people as ‘haters’ and destroying our cherished religious freedoms,” he said.

A formal investigation of several Christian organizations has been launched by PayPal, the huge money-transfer company, because of an online campaign of “hate” against them by homosexuals, according to one of the targets.

Read more: Online ‘hate’ campaign targets Christian sites

Open Letter From An American Airlines Pilot

CANADIAN AND BRITISH COMMENT APPEARS AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE AND IS TOTALLY ACCURATE!!!!

This pilot hit the nail right on the head in his open letter!

The paper 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.

YOU WORRY ME!
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 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 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? This freedom 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,
  • 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,
  • whose members convert from a peaceful religion, only to take up arms against the great United States of America, the country of their birth,
  • 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!”

CANADIAN COMMENTS:
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 importantwhy 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.

BRITISH COMMENTS:
At lasts a clear non-racist example of the concerns that the vast majority of our Nations population probably shares. 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.

This letter has been verified by TruthorFiction.