Airport body scanners violate Islamic law, Muslims say

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    Feb. 11, 2010
    Airport body scanners violate Islamic law, Muslims say
    By Niraj Warikoo
    Free Press Staff Writer

    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.

    http://www.freep.com/article/20100211/NE....law-Muslims-say
     
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    Fine, they can walk.
     
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    Easy solution.

    If the scanners are against your religious teachings....



    Don't get on an airplane.
     
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    Unless something has changed, U.S. airports are governed by U.S. law NOT Islamic law. If people don't like it, they should find a different way to travel.
     
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    I guess this will increase camel sales?
     
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    Islamic scholars issue fatwa forbidding Muslim-Americans from using full-body airport scanners
     
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    I am sure body scanners is mentioned in the Koran.

    I have been wondering why christian fundamentalists have not taken this tack so far?
     
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    That doesnt mean muslims dont want to change that.

    Islam Question and Answer - Judging by that which Allaah has revealed
    Islam Question and Answer - Should he turn to the human rights organizations to get his rights?
    Islam Question and Answer - The kufr of one who rules according to other than what Allaah revealed

    Allaah has commanded us to refer matters to His judgement and to establish Sharee‘ah, and He has forbidden us to rule with anything else, as is clear from a number of aayaat in the Qur’aan, such as the aayaat in Soorat al-Maa’idah (5) which discuss ruling according to what Allaah has revealed, and mention the following topics:

    The command to rule according to what Allaah has revealed: “And so judge between them by what Allaah has revealed . . .” [aayah 49]

    Warning against ruling by other than what Allaah has revealed: “. . . and follow not their vain desires . . .” [aayah 49]

    Warning against compromising on any detail of Sharee‘ah, no matter how small: “. . . but beware of them lest they turn you far away from some of that which Allaah has sent down to you . . .” [aayah 49]
     
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    I'd rather the scan than the pat down...Seems less invasive to me.
     
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    If the scanners don't fit................................................................




























































    Walk the fuck home.
     
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