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Deoband opposes full body scanners at American airport

A leading Islamic seminary today strongly opposed use of full body scanners in American airports, saying that the security screening system was in violation of Islamic law.

india Updated: Feb 15, 2010 16:16 IST

A leading Islamic seminary today strongly opposed use of full body scanners in American airports, saying that the security screening system was in violation of Islamic law.

"Full body scanning is against the Shariat. It is in violation of Islam as men and women can be seen naked by other men and women," acting Vice-Chancellor of Darul-uloom Deoband Maulana Abdul Khalik Madrasi said here upholding the 'fatwa' issued by the US-based Fiqh Council of North America.

He said that Islam emphasises "haya" (modesty) and treated covering of the body as part of the faith.