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Transportation officials meet with Muslim community in Apex

Posted May 14, 2010

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— Transportation officials discussed changes in airport screening measures during a meeting at a Wake County mosque Friday night.

Members of the Muslim community met with Transportation Security Administration and immigration officials in Apex.

Muslims in attendance had a chance to voice concerns over airport screening measures, including new full body scans

Islamic teachings say men or women cannot be seen naked by members of the opposite sex other than their spouse.

Officials also discussed alternative screening procedures available to the Muslim community.

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  • affirmativediversity May 18, 2010

    hereandnow99,

    Just so you know...everytime I attempt to respond and specifically address your points the WRAL censors have not posted my comment.

    I've attempted 3 times now...apparently they want you to have the last word.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU May 18, 2010

    affirmative, of course other religions TRY to push their religion into gov't, but I (and you) will try to stop them.

    Meanwhile, you continue to attack me instead of addressing the examples that I provided PROVING that Christians also try (and succeed) in getting their religion in government. Pointing to other religions doesn't get you off the hook. You appear to be implying that don't really want to keep church and state separate, just *some* churches and state separate. Or, do you support repealing ALL church infringements on the state?

  • gunmonkey May 18, 2010

    I guess the difference is Christians aren't still on the crusades.

  • Magic8BallSays May 18, 2010

    Enough is enough. Yes, Muslims have shed blood in the name of Allah. But think back to the crusades where countless people were murdered by Christians in the name of God. It is not a Muslim or Christian thing, there are "bad seeds" in both.

  • jervin6 May 18, 2010

    Very easy, You don't get scanned you don't fly. NO exceptions! When are we going to realize that public safety can no longer bend these kinds of request. The days of simply asking, "Are you carring anything with the intentions of hurting someone?" should be long gone. It is sad, but Americans need to come to the realization that traveling by plane is no longer a simple process. You may be subjected to uncomfortable situations and put through long lines of security searches, but I think everyone would agree (if it works) it is necessary given the frequency some people might try to hurt others if those minimal steps are not taken.

  • Sidekick May 18, 2010

    I wonder what religious 'faction' got us into having to do body scans in the first place? I never had to have a body scan before 911. Now who was it that blew up the twin towers, the pentagon, and killed others in more airplanes and US ships? they openly admitted to be Muslims. Am I wrong? Is this historical facts or am I just making this up?

  • loyalgirl1111 May 17, 2010

    I guess their alternative is to not fly.
    Sorry, but rules are rules.

  • affirmativediversity May 17, 2010

    hereandnow99

    Your arguments were neither "reasoned or rational"...instead you launched into an accusatory diatribe about God and Jesus.

    And, again, just for your information many other religions have "a history of pushing their religion into gov't"...in this Christianity does not stand alone!

  • affirmativediversity May 17, 2010

    My religion doesn't think much of strangers viewing my naked body either AND my religion doesn't discriminate between same sex strangers and opposite sex strangers...what alternative will the TSA offer me and will I have to declare "my religion" at the airport to when I check my luggage or as I approach the screening area?

  • JustOneGodLessThanU May 17, 2010

    Affirmative, I'm asking legitimate questions here...how about a rational, reasoned answer?

    Christians have a history of pushing their religion into gov't and allowing themselves a right they won't grant to anyone else. I provided 3 powerful examples of this and used "Allah" to appeal to your Golden Rule senses.

    You responded by saying this is "hate speech" on my part.

    C'mon, man. We're both talking about keeping church and state separate.

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