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Is this really happening?!

In all of the uproar over the TSA scanner/enhanced pat down procedures recently implemented, did anyone happened to come across the following YAHOO article where CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) has issued a press release telling Muslim women that they are NOT to be subjected to the enhanced pat-downs that everyone else is being subjected to!!

CAIR provides detailed instructions on how to avoid the same screening procedures that the Catholic Nun and young children have endured!!!

Obviously, no consideration is being given to OTHER religions when it comes to airport security, is what CAIR is saying really happening?!

Excerpts and clicky link below


Asked by LoriKeet at 4:03 PM on Nov. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I don't know, but it almost seems like CAIR is offering an open invitation to terrorists to use Muslim women as suicide bombers.

    Answer by tinamatt at 4:08 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Wait a minute, it's written on the boarding pass whether or not you have been selected? So people know in advance? How is THAT secure? You get a note in advance of boarding whether or not you will be searched.

    This people are beyond creepy. They are incompetent creeps.

    Answer by lovinangels at 4:24 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • It gets better. Our faboulous Dept of Homeland Security head, Napolitano is CONSIDERING it!

    Now tell, me....why should we exempt Islamic women when it was some Islamic men that caused this mess in the first place?

    IMO, ALL of it is beyond the lack of all sense.


    Answer by yourspecialkid at 5:17 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • So what are they going to do when every female in the US starts showing up in the traditional dress to avoid the pat downs?

    Answer by lovinangels at 5:20 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Two things to do right away. 1. Stop the anticipated unionization of the TSA which will only add another layer of corruption and 2. Do what Israel does with complete success and PROFILE for heaven's sake.

    Answer by annabarred at 6:29 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • If everyone else has to put up with this/be subjected to this because of what some Muslims did exCEPT Muslims, and everyone submits to it, everyone deserves it.

    Either everyone insists that Muslims be subjected to the procedures that some of their own caused, or no one should.

    Or, everyone could purchase Islamic garb for their travel outfit.

    Or, everyone else could refuse to get on a plane with any Muslim who doesn't submit to the screening.

    I'm not generally a fan of civil disobedience, but in this instance I see quite a few possibilities to hand this mess back to those responsible as well as those who are bent on making everyone BUT that group pony up for the consequences.

    Sorry, I'm a bit angsty about the whole thing after watching my 78 year old mother struggle through the mess this afternoon.

    If 'we' do nothing else, a rousing moan of 'oh baby oh baby' to the TSA agent doing the pat down might work ...

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 8:58 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • OMG. that scares me.

    Answer by kerp1960 at 4:11 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Sadly, yes. It is happening.

    Answer by Carpy at 4:39 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • "On the pat downs, CAIR [the Council on American-Islamic Relations] has recommended that Muslim women wearing hijabs refuse to go through the full body pat downs before boarding planes," asked Napolitano at a Monday press conference. "Will you insist that they do go through full body pat downs before boarding planes? Look, we have, like I said before, we are doing what we need to do to protect the traveling public and adjustments will be made where they need to be made," Napolitano responded.

    It will be interesting to see what Janet decides:


    Answer by agentwanda at 5:20 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • You want to know what's really nuts here?
    On 9/11, it wasn't gels, liquids, powders or metals that was smuggled on board the flights.
    It was box cutters.

    Simple box cutters.

    Men with box cutters took over three airplanes. Not a single gel, liquid, powder or metal.
    Box cutters.

    Answer by isabellalecour at 7:16 PM on Nov. 17, 2010