Seen Nude, tourists are suggested to Skip the scanner

LOS ANGELES - A number of American scholars recently issued an appeal for Muslim tourists not to pass scanners at the airport in violation of religious rules because it can reveal body shape beneath clothing."This is a violation of Islamic teachings, it is clear that the man or woman seen naked by men and other women," said cleric member Fiqh Council of North America in his fatwa.

"Islam is emphasized simplicity and consider it part of the faith. Quran has commanded the believers, both men and women, to cover the private parts of their property," he added.

The ban has now become the latest controversy in the use of x-ray machine at Heathrow airport, Manchester and several other airports around the world. In the United States, there are now forty 19-40 scanners at the airport and will increase to 450 by the end of the year.

Installation of the scanner was promoted as a reaction to the Detroit airport during bobolnya Al Farouk Imar who planned explosion of a plane. Some American Muslim groups supported the fatwa.In the U.S., according to Transportation Security Administration officials (TSA) local Muslims freely determine this dala choice examination. But the British tourist who refused to pass the scanner can be barred from entering.

"We support the Fiqh Council statement that the scanner is disturbing because it shows nudity privacy. We want to be appreciated but still with respect to safety and security," said national director Nihad Awad.Transportation security administration is committed that they will record their nakedness people. The scanner will only show the line visualization is not image.

"Our mission to keep the public can travel safely. Advanced imaging technology is an important tool for security systems to detect evolving threats such as explosive devices," said TSA spokesman."The use of this technology include the protection of a strong place to maintain the privacy of passengers. Playback images are automatically deleted, and the officer saw the picture will never see the passengers."