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PENSACOLA, FL—It’s been all over the news: Mohammed Alshamrani, a 21-year-old second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force who was training at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, shot and killed three sailors on the base last week—and it’s recently been revealed that one reason for the massacre may have been that one of Alshamrani’s instructors had referred to the Saudi trainee as “Porn Stache” because of the shape of his mustache.

Most news stories have referred to the killings as possibly a “terrorist attack,” and the few so far that have mentioned the “Porn Stache” use have noted that the “insult” occurred back in April, but it’s clear that the term was hurtful enough to Alshamrani that he filed an official complaint about it.

“Lieutenant Alshamrani reported that the confrontation came at the end of a meteorology class, when the instructor, James Day, asked whether students had any questions before he dismissed them,” The New York Times reported in a story published yesterday.

“The instructor then turned to Lieutenant Alshamrani and asked whether he had any questions, addressing him as ‘Porn Stash’—spelled that way in the complaint—in an apparent reference to the mustache of a porn actor.”

“‘Laughing, he [Day] continued to ask, “What? Have you not seen a porn star before?”‘ the lieutenant wrote in his complaint, according to the summary. ‘After I did not respond, he just let go of the subject.'”

But there’s a very good chance that Alshamrani had indeed “never seen a porn star before.”