Wingnut Muslim Hijack Fantasy Originated from NASA Employee
"NASA Diver Insists Tale Of Porn-Watching Muslim Hijackers Is True, Despite Discrepancies"
A man who claims he witnessed a "dry run" by Muslim hijackers on a plane at Atlanta's airport last month told TPMmuckraker this morning he is standing by his story, despite several holes in the tale and the carrier's claim he was not even on the plane.
In an email account of his experience that went national on right-wing blogs last week, Tedd Petruna describes a group of 11 Muslim men "in full attire" who created a disturbance on a Nov. 17 AirTran flight on the runway at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport.
In Petruna's telling, the men fanned out through the plane, and one of the men called a companion in the back of the plane, "talking in Arabic very loudly and very aggressively." He ignored a flight attendant's request to put away his phone before takeoff.
Petruna, who works as a diver at a NASA lab in Houston, says two of the Muslim men began "to show footage of a porno they had taped the night before, and were very loud about it." It's unclear what he means by "taped the night before," and how Petruna would know what the men had been doing the previous night. But he describes porn viewing as an activity Muslims would be permitted to engage in only before Jihad. When a flight attendant objected to their use of an electronic device, she was told to "shut up infidel dog!"