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Wrong Focus -- it's not about the burqa

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Submitted by Maureen Cote (United States), Aug 9, 2010 at 07:46

This debate is wholly misdirected by swirling around making Muslim women reveal their faces at the airport like the rest of us sheep. The real issue is how did it happen that Western men failed to resist the fascist idea that Bureaucratic Incompetent Officials have the right to "death-ray" their bodies, as well as the bodies of their wives, children and unborn children every time they get on a plane. Not only are these "death-ray" machines a massive invasion of privacy, the machines are potential killers. No one – no one -- can guarantee that these invasive-rays will not cumulatively harm frequent travelers and unborn children and infants. This airport "screening" with death rays makes money for Defense Contractors but adds nothing to the safety of Americans.

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