This is good. The body scans are odious, and they should be scrapped, as they ultimately will prove ineffective to stop the ever-innovative jihad terrorists. Jihadis are blazing new trails in the illustrious history of Islamic inventions by always devising new ways to elude airport security procedures and murder flying Infidels. But as long as the scanners are in place, no single group should be able to bypass them and then fly — and that is what Muslim groups have been angling for, an exemption from the scanners for Muslims specifically, which demonstrates breathtaking chutzpah in light of the fact that it is Islamic jihadists who have made them necessary in the first place, and a breathtaking audacity in the openness of its attempt to smooth the path for jihad terrorists in airports.
“Muslim woman barred from flight after refusing body scan,” from the Telegraph, March 3 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A Muslim woman is thought to have become the first passenger to be stopped from boarding a flight after refusing to go through a full body scanner for religious reasons.
The passenger was at Manchester Airport for a flight to Islamabad when she was selected at random to pass through the security screen.
She was warned she would not be allowed to board the Pakistan International Airlines flight if she did not comply with the request but she decided to forfeit her ticket.
Her female travelling companion also left the airport after she cited ”medical reasons” for not wanting to go through the scanner.
More than 15,000 people have already passed through the Â£80,000 Rapiscan machine at the airport’s Terminal 2. The Government introduced the scanner at Heathrow and Manchester airports last month.
Security staff use the X-ray machine to check for any concealed weapons or explosives but it has attracted criticism for also showing clear outlines of passengers’ genitals. Civil liberties campaigners have criticised the scanners as an invasion of privacy.
Sources at Manchester Airport said the flight to Pakistan about two weeks ago was busy and that no other passengers objected when chosen to go through the full body scanner after check-in….