November 13, 2010
CAIR Pushes To Exempt Muslims From Airport Body Scans AND Pat Downs
"Hands off, TSA!"
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has already endorsed a fatwa making full-body scans haraam. The alternative for refusal of the full-body scan - for EVERYONE, not just Muslims - is an "enhanced pat down".
CAIR, however, is demanding that the pat downs on Muslim women be limited and even self performed (emphasis mine):
CAIR said Muslims who object to full-body scans for religious reasons should know their rights if they are required to undergo a pat-down, including asking for the procedure to be done in a private place. In addition, CAIR offered a “special recommendation” for Muslim women who wear a hijab, telling them they should tell the TSA officer that they may be searched only around the head and neck.
In the “special recommendations for Muslim women who wear hijab,” it states: “Before you are patted down, you should remind the TSA officer that they are only supposed to pat down the area in question, in this scenario, your head and neck. They SHOULD NOT subject you to a full-body or partial-body pat-down.”
It also states: “Instead of the pat-down, you can always request to pat down your own scarf, including head and neck area, and have the officers perform a chemical swipe of your hands.”
Very ironic that Muslims would object to these extreme security measures given that it is Muslims who caused these measures to be necessary in the first place.