Saturday 18 January 2020

Saudi pilot killed three after 'porn stash' taunt

 

Mohammed Alshamrani made a complaint about the remark. Photo: Reuters
Mohammed Alshamrani made a complaint about the remark. Photo: Reuters

Nick Allen

A Saudi trainee military pilot launched a terror attack at a US Navy base after an instructor called him "porn stash", suggesting his moustache resembled that of a pornographic film actor.

Mohammed Alshamrani (21), a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force, made a complaint over the incident in April, which he said left him embarrassed and angry.

The phrase was spelt that way in Alshamrani's subsequent complaint, but was taken to be a reference to his moustache looking like that of a male adult film performer.

The incident happened at the end of a training session at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.

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Alshamrani carried out his attack on Friday, eight months later, at the same base.

He killed three people in the shooting, and injured eight more, before being shot dead by police.

The FBI is treating the attack as an act of terrorism and examining social media posts believed to have been written by Alshamrani. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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