I am eternally grateful for the presence of sane people on this planet.
A summary: Annie Jacobsen got worried because she was on a flight with a number of Middle Eastern men acting in a manner which she found suspicious. Cue blogosphere firestorm. Some people pointed out that no responsible flight attendant would act as described. But, you know, evil Muslims are a better story.
And the aforelinked sane person said “You know… that’s what devout Muslims do on long flights. They pray, because they need to pray five times per day.”