Doing the terrorists job for them
Who needs terrorists when you have scaremongerers!
Terrorists try to induce political change by inducing terror.
Scaremongerers try to induce political change by inducing terror of terror.
The pilot's not afraid of a WIFI ssid, he's afraid of what scaremongerers might say about his failure to act on it.
It's a sort of symbiotic relationship between the Theresa May's and ISIS's of this world, they need each other or they have no purpose.
If people aren't afraid of ISIS then they can't cripple a country. For that they need ministers to impose oppression on their people. Likewise ministers need the terrorists to provide the excuse they need for their power grab.
This pilot should be admonished for holding up a plane for a wifi SSID, but instead the scaremongerers will cover his back by trying to induce fear... the "what if [terror]" cover.