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Saudi gunman complained about nickname ‘Porn Stash’ given by Pensacola flight instructor
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| December 09, 2019 10:27 AM






The Saudi national who opened fire at a Navy base in Florida was outraged at his peers who slapped him with the nickname “Porn Stash.”

Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, 21, opened fire, killing three and wounding seven, at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. Alshamrani was named as the presumed terrorist on Friday, but he was known by a different name on the base: "Porn Stash."
The accused terrorist sported a thick mustache similar to the facial hair of many adult film stars.
Alshamrani was “infuriated” after a meteorology instructor, James Day, called him “Porn Stash” during class in front of nearly a dozen other students. The Saudi national filed a complaint with his superior officer about the public mockery.
“I was infuriated as to why he would say that in front of the class,” Alshamrani said in the complaint obtained by the New York Times. “Laughing, he continued to ask, ‘What? Have you not seen a porn star before? After I did not respond, he just let go of the subject.”
The incident took place more than seven months ago, and the FBI does not believe the nickname was the basis for the shooting. Day’s employer noted that they had no updates related to the situation because it had been handled and closed in April. Day had offered to apologize to Alshamrani, but the gunman declined and requested to be reassigned to a different instructor, which he was.
Authorities have presumed that the shooting as an “act of terror” and Saudi officials have been retracing Alshamrani’s steps to see if he had been radicalized during a visit to the Middle East in February.
Shit. So this must be an act of revenge which still unjustifiable. Don't ever call a Saudi "gay" or tell him you look like "a porn star".
 

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they say this has nothing to do with it, but in the US we constantly give our friends a hard time. My personal favorite to give a hard time to is my best friend. It's just what we do, it's a right of passage. As far as the porn star thing goes, I have never ribbed someone calling them a porn star, I have congratulated some because of the sounds I heard from down the hall, and called them porn stars.

this is an edit: I recall one time that a friend had come down the hall, after a lot of noise, joyful noise and he was covered in sweat, and I picked up a towel and fanned him. None of my friends ever fanned me.
 
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they say this has nothing to do with it, but in the US we constantly give our friends a hard time. My personal favorite to give a hard time to is my best friend. It's just what we do, it's a right of passage. As far as the porn star thing goes, I have never ribbed someone calling them a porn star, I have congratulated some because of the sounds I heard from down the hall, and called them porn stars.

this is an edit: I recall one time that a friend had come down the hall, after a lot of noise, joyful noise and he was covered in sweat, and I picked up a towel and fanned him. None of my friends ever fanned me.
Information coming from the US saying it was not terror related incident and the whole Palestine scenario was faked and the last tweet was not done by the alleged perpetrator. Saudi security team are investigating along side the FBI and we hope to see what truly happened. I assume it was a set up but who knows.
 

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Pensacola Shooter Radicalized Years Before Terror Attack on Navy Base, FBI Says
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A general view of the Pensacola Naval Air Station main gate following a shooting on December 06, 2019 in Pensacola, Florida. (Josh Brasted/Getty Images)

A general view of the Pensacola Naval Air Station main gate following a shooting on December 06, 2019 in Pensacola, Florida. (Josh Brasted/Getty Images)
19 May 2020
Military.com | By Gina Harkins
The Saudi officer who carried out a terrorist attack on a Florida military basebegan radicalizing as early as 2015 -- years before arriving in the U.S. to train alongside American troops, the FBI director said on Monday.
Federal law enforcement agents were able to unlock two phones owned by Mohammed Alshamrani six months after he shot and killed three sailors and injured eight others in an attack on Naval Air Station Pensacola. The phones showed Alshamrani began embracing terrorist ideology about two years before he began training on U.S. military bases in 2017.

"This is an important moment in an important case," FBI Director Christopher Wray said on getting access to Alshamrani's phones. "It's important because of what accessing the evidence of this killer's phone allows us to do to protect the American people."

Read More: FBI Finds Link Between NAS Pensacola Gunman, al-Qaida

Alshamrani was sharing plans and tactics with members of the group al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, Wray said, and was coordinating with them and providing them an opportunity to take credit for the attack.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper indicated on Monday that the FBI's continued investigation could lead to new procedures to protect troops working with international service members.

"Based on the FBI findings, and in addition to already executed protective measures, the Department will take further prudent and effective measures to safeguard our people," Esper said in a statement.

The Navy and Marine Corps have barred foreign troops training on U.S. bases from buying or carrying personal weapons. International military students also face new vetting processes and tighter base-access rules. And the Marine Corps now allows off-duty law enforcement personnel to carry concealed weapons on base because of the attack.

Wray and Attorney General William Barr both slammed Apple after the company declined to assist in opening the locked phones that once belonged to Alshamrani. They held information key to the investigation, Wray said, about Alshamrani's contacts and motives.

Since accessing the phones, Barr said the U.S. has since carried out a counterterrorism operation in Yemen that took out an operative from AQAP who was one of Alshamrani's overseas associates. Barr declined to say whether the operation included air strikes and whether the operative was killed in the attack.

"I'm very pleased with the results of the counterterrorism operation and believe it has further degraded the capabilities of al-Qaida on the Arabian Peninsula," he said.

The FBI's investigation into the Pensacola attack remains ongoing, Wray said. The agency hasn't identified any current threats or operatives in the U.S. based on the information gathered from the phones.

Alshamrani killed three sailors in the attack: Ensign Joshua Watson and Naval Aircrewmen (Mechanical) 3rd Class Mohammed Haitham and Cameron S. Walters. Purple Heart medals were approved for those three, along with the eight others injured in the attack.

Several heroism awards were also approved for those who risked their lives during the attack to save others.

-- Gina Harkins can be reached at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter @ginaaharkins.
 
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