Exotic dancer “Samantha” tells the San Francisco Chronicle about her encounter with a 9/11 hijacker.

Terrorists, as well as would-be terrorists, have been caught relaxing with hardcore porn. Not a pastime for a pious Muslim. When the F.B.I. arrested a 19-year-old and a 21-year-old and searched their homes, what fell out of a suitcase was a pirated copy of a hard-core porn flick. Several of the September 11 hijackers were also seen “engaged in some decidedly un-Islamic sampling of prohibited pleasures” before the attacks.


When the F.B.I. raided the homes of Eshanul Islam Sadequee, 19, and Syed Haris Ahmed, 21, in Georgia earlier this year, they found two CDs. One was encrypted and the F.B.I. could not crack. The other was a bootleg porn film, The Toronto Star reported. The F.B.I. did not say Between trips to Toronto and elsewhere, the two allegedly plotted to disable the Pentagon’s Global Positioning System [GPS].

Marwan Al-Shehi, 23 and one of the September 11 hijackers, was not a good tipper and looked “cheap,” exotic dancer who goes by “Samantha” told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2001. The women at the Olympic Garden Topless Cabaret remembered another man, Mohammed Atta, as well.

When the German law enforcement officials combed the hard drive of Mounir el-Motassadeq, who was arrested in Hamburg for allegedly helping the hijackers, they found a ton of Internet pornography.

Muslim countries are generally tough on women. Lebanon and Turkey, for example, are exceptions. In conservative Qatar, where women are to be completely covered, the sex trade is thriving, a report by the official National Human Rights Committee [NHRC] shows.

That would indicate the men would get their fix from abducted foreign women, while forcing their women at home to cover themselves. Sex trade, obviously, would not thrive without demand.

It is unclear why the purportedly pious hijackers espousing extremist views would so blatantly turn to un-Islamic behavior. Perhaps they took a break from religion as well as from their sanity.