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Airport body scanners violate Islamic law, Muslims say

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by MARKDANIEL, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. MARKDANIEL

    MARKDANIEL

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    http://www.freep.com/article/20100211/NEWS05/100211044/1001/rss01
    Saying that body scanners violate Islamic law, Muslim-American groups are supporting a “fatwa” – a religious ruling – that forbids Muslims from going through the scanners at airports.




    The Fiqh Council of North America – a body of Islamic scholars that includes some from Michigan – issued a fatwa this week that says going through the airport scanners would violate Islamic rules on modesty.


    “It is a violation of clear Islamic teachings that men or women be seen naked by other men and women,” reads the fatwa issued Tuesday. “Islam highly emphasizes haya (modesty) and considers it part of faith. The Quran has commanded the believers, both men and women, to cover their private parts.”


    The decision could complicate efforts to intensify screening of potential terrorists who are Muslim. After the Christmas Day bombing attempt in Detroit by a Muslim suspect from Nigeria, some have called for the use of body scanners at airports to find explosives and other dangerous materials carried by terrorists. Some airports are now in the process of buying and using the body scanners, which show in graphic detail the outlines of a person’s body.


    But Muslim groups say the scanners go against their religion. One option offered to passengers who don’t want to use the scanners would be a pat down by a security guard. The Muslim groups are urging members to undergo those instead.


    Two members of the Fiqh Council are from Michigan, Imam Hassan Qazwini of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, and Imam Ali Suleiman Ali of the Canton Mosque. “Fiqh” means Islamic jurisprudence.


    The Council on American-Islamic Relations, which has a chapter in Michigan, says it endorses the fatwa.


    “We support the Fiqh Council’s statement on full-body scanners and believe that the religious and privacy rights of passengers can
    be respected while maintaining safety and security,” said Nihad Awad, national executive director of CAIR.


    A spokesman for the Transportation Safety Administration was not available to immediately comment.


    Contact Niraj Warikoo: nwarikoo@freepress.com

    If they don't want to go through like everyone else they shouldnt fly.
     
  2. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Translation: "These scanners make it harder for us to blow up your planes, you infidel capitalist pigs."
     

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    Hahahaha!! Now the would be suicide bombers are complaining. LOL!!! I like it .
     
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    OK, maybe I'm just cynical but I can already see a situation where Muslims are excused from the body scanners but I'll have to go through them.
     
  5. wolf19r

    wolf19r Problem Solved!

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    Hahaha. Nice translation.
     
  6. area727

    area727 G23

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    Yeah well, flying planes into buildings is against American Law...but that didnt seem to stop them...
     
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    Yea so, go back to your own country then if you dont like it. Watch and see some lawyer will take this to court and they will be excused from having to go thru them if they claim religious persecution by the evil west. I say screw you and take the bus then.
     
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    Good! No plane ride for you. Try Greyhound.
     
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    <shrug> Guess they won't be able to fly, then... Nobody's FORCING them to get on airplanes.
     
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    Maybe they can all go ..... never mind.
     
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    "Shuck 'em"... :upeyes:

    If they refuse scanners where they are installed, they either pay cash for a full cavity body search, or they can walk to their destination.
     
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    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    They can always take a leaky boat.
     
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    Flying a plane is not a right...

    We surrender portions of our 'rights' for convenience all the time.
     
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    Based upon Obi Wan's quote:

    "Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end." - Virg Muelleri"

    I hearin declare that it is not PC for me to be reading this thread or commenting within it.

    edit: to clarify, therefore I am not allowed to agree with the posts, even if I do.
     
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    Half-Breed ..... CLM

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    Then don't fly. Flying is neither a right nor a necessity. Brothels and strip clubs violate my religeous beliefs, guess what, I don't go there.
     
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    At least someone is speaking out against them.
     
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    This.
     
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    Violate Islam? Excuse me...tough Shiite!