CAIR: TSA Can't Pat Down Muslim Women

Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer... 2010/11/15 14:39:16
Related Topics: Terrorist, Hamas, Nazi, Islam

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has issued a travel notice to Muslim airline passengers, warning them that new regulations from the Transportation Security Administration violate certain religious rules.

According to CAIR, the TSA's new "enhanced pat down" policy should be limited to searching only around Muslim women's head and neck if they are wearing a hijab and that Muslims objecting to the enhanced full-body scans have the right to request the pat-down procedure be done in a private place.

In February, the Figh Council of North America, a group of Islamic scholars, issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, that full-body scanners violate Islamic law.

“It is a violation of clear Islamic teaching that men or women be seen naked by other men and women,” the ruling states. “Islam highly emphasizes haya (modesty) and considers it part of the faith. The Qu’ran has commanded the believers, both men and women, to cover their private parts.”

According to the Detroit Free Press, CAIR endorsed the fatwa.

If any passenger refuses the full-body scan, new regulations call for new, enhanced “head to toe” pat down procedures. “Pat downs are one important tool to help TSA detect hidden and dangerous items such as explosives,” a TSA statement issued on Oct. 28 stated. “Passengers should continue to expect an unpredictable mix of security layers that include explosives trace detection, advanced imaging technology, canine teams, among others.”

According to the TSA’s “Head-to-Toe Screening Policies,” the agency may carry out closer inspections, depending on what a passenger is wearing. Baggy or loose clothing often draws extra scrutiny from security screeners.

CAIR is the same group that is fighting the Oklahoma anti-Sharia law. They pretend they are simply advocates for the civil rights of MusIims, but they are a dangerous Hamas-front group affiliated with the MusIim Brotherhood which supports Islamic supremacism and Sharia law for the US and the whole world. They receive financing from foreign terrorist groups. They should be relegated to the fringes of our society like the Klan, New BIack Panther Party, Nazis, etc. They're complaining for religious reasons and the TSA is acquiescing to their complaint. So we spend millions of dollars to protect ourselves, and the pat down goes to the American old lady in the wheelchair while the real potential threat walks on through. This is a prime example of why liberalism is moronic. (If anyone can't abide by the rules of travel, stay home.)


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  • Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy su... 2010/11/15 14:41:42
    Sherry Mowery, My Cowboy suffers no longer...
    What an absolute crock of "you know what". I've traveled throughout the Middle East and they've always managed to work around the "usual issues" by ensuring that female students only get taught by women teachers, female patients only get seen by women doctors and female passengers only get screened by women security personnel.

    While you're at it, ask C.A.I.R. to ask how it works in Egypt when women go to prison. Trust me that the body searches are not quite as polite as they are here in the U.S.

    I have a very simple way round this. You don't want the pat down? Don't fly?

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