Friday, February 26, 2010
By Emaan at 2:08 PM
This one is tricky. I completely agree with the conservatives and the religious of how this is a serious breach of privacy; the machine shows very detailed images of the body, and this is utterly demeaning, and embarrassing. On the other hand, I also understand how security is so important in today's world, and they are only trying to protect us. But I really hope this doesn't turn out to be a way of racism and discrimination where bearded men, brown skins, and abayas are especially targeted.
At the end of the day, it's humans who are sitting on these screenings, how can you possibly protect harassment a 100 percent? Men ogling at female bodies, pedophiles at child travelers, who knows who takes what benefit out of this?
This act also puts forth the question of how much should we let the government invade into our privacy? If today this is OK, what will be OK tomorrow? Big-Brother going in our toilets?
While I can perhaps accept this for a short while, the government really needs to look into other ways of screenings and safety procedures.
I can smell fatwas already declaring this haram. Or is there one already out? What is it going to be then? All Muslims off air?