Read her story of terror!
Realize that it consists solely of her freaking out because some of the people on her flight were Middle Eastern! Read how she blows absolutely nothing more than some bathroom breaks and a lot of standing into a major cultural event in which she think might maybe have been a dry run for a major terrorist attack!
Reality: a bunch of Syrian musicians were hired to play at a hotel. They fly on a plane. They pee, talk with each other in their crazy unamerican language, and look around. The end. Even the details of her story that seem questionable wouldn’t be particularly alarming even if true.
But the right wing radio circuit is eating it up: calls for new rounds of racial profiling, screams of outrage. Never mentioned is the complete innocence of the men. Or that they and their baggage were checked out for dangerous objects and so on just like everyone else.
Now the writer has gotten major media attention. They too preface their descriptions with breathless lead-ins that make it sound like some major event occured, like the plane narrowly avoided destruction. And the original author is now gushing about it in a follow up article containing lots of insane hangers on who seem to take her word that it was a major terrorist incident:
Here is the account of an airline pilot who was dumb enough to think that hate radio would be a good place to debunk misinformation:
Again: what happened? Some Middle-Eastern looking guys flew on an airline. They did nothing out of the ordinary for any group of people traveling together. The FBI and TAS follow up and find nothing out of the ordinary about the men: they are who they say they are, and they did absolutely nothing at all illegal or even suspicious.
Nevertheless, some chick works it up into a major international event, and gets courted by both scare-hungry major media and right wing jackoffs who feel it fits their newsertainment format and political talking points (there are people that, for some reason, still never manage to get the posters here who glibly compare Michael Moore to famous Nazi film propagandists to compare these guys to famous Nazi radio propagandists).