Airport scanners violate Muslim law, scholars argue

02/12/2010 | Detroit Free Press

A U.S. Muslim group is urging believers to avoid full-body scanners at airports, saying the machines violate Islamic teachings on modesty. "The Quran has commanded the believers, both men and women, to cover their private parts," the Indiana-based Fiqh Council of North America said in its religious ruling this week. The TSA responded Thursday with a statement emphasizing it is committed to protecting passenger privacy and also said that passengers who don't want to go through the scanners have the option of a manual pat-down by a security guard of the same gender.

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