Rhonda Robinson

Modesty Or Terrorist Cover-Up? New “Fatwa” Discourages Muslims Going Through Airport Body Scanners

Posted on February 12 2010 2:04 pm
Rhonda Robinson is part of NewsReal's editorial team. As a columnist, Rhonda has provided readers with thoughtful insight into social, political, and parenting issues since 1995.
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All who want to go through a full body scan, with some stranger gawking at your worn out birthday suit–raise your hand!

What? No takers? Surely the humiliation we suffered in middle school gym class would have prepared you for full body scans later in life.

You forged a doctor’s excuse? Me too!

Don’t worry, with the help of organizations like Islamic Center of America (ICOA), and CAIR, these scanners will be easier to get around than your old gym teacher.

In direct response to the attempted bombing of an aircraft on Christmas day, by a Muslim from Nigeria, 450 scanners are reportedly due to be installed in American airports. Nonetheless, Muslims believe they should be exempt.

According to

“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.”

“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.”

What good is setting up these scanners if CAIR, which has ties to Hamas, gives Muslim’ terrorists a free pass, while your old gym teacher will step behind the screen thinking her cooperation is helping to keep America safe?

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