Saturday, 13 February 2010

It was inevitable wasn't it?

"It is a violation of clear Islamic teachings that men or women be seen naked by other men and women," FCNA explained. The group noted that Islam emphasizes modesty, considering it part of the faith. "The Qur'an has commanded the believers, both men and women, to cover their private parts" and to be modest in their dress.

While exceptions can be made in cases of "extreme necessity," FCNA indicated that passenger body scans do not rise to that level.

FCNA is asking for changes in scanner software so the machines will produce only body outlines. In the meantime, the group says Muslim travelers should choose pat-down searches over scanner images – in cases where searches are necessary.

The Fiqh Council of North America is an affiliate of the Islamic Society of North America, which advises and educates its members and officials “on matters related to the application of Shari’ah (Islamic law) in their individual and collective lives in the North American environment.”

Didn't anyone think to ask whether this whole body scanner fiasco might violate Islamic Laws? The scanners are aimed at terrorists and 99% of them are Muslim! Does that mean the rest of us have to go through the humiliation and the people who this whole idea was put in place for, get away with it?

"An Arab ambassador said he decided to call off his wedding immediately after he discovered that his wife-to-be, who wears a niqab, was bearded and cross-eyed.

The ambassador claimed that the bride's mother deceived his mother, when she went to see his Gulf national wife-to-be, by showing her pictures of the bride's sister.

The Arab man, who also holds the title of minister plenipotentiary, claimed to a Sharia court judge in Dubai that the bride's family showed his mother photos of the bride's sister and not the woman he was going to marry.

Sources close to the case told Gulf News that the groom only saw the woman a few times. He did not realise that she had a beard because she wore the niqab the few times he met her, added the source.

"Every time the couple met, the bride would do her best not to reveal her entire face. After the ambassador and the woman, who is a physician, signed the marriage contract, the groom was sitting with the bride… he claimed to the Sharia court officials that when he wanted to kiss his wife-to-be, he discovered that she was bearded and cross-eyed as well," claimed the source.
The ambassador then decided to call off the wedding party and lodged a divorce claim alleging that he was tricked by his parents-in-law and incurred emotional and moral damage.
In his lawsuit, the groom also asked the bride to repay him his Dh500,000, the amount which he claimed he spent on jewellery, clothes and gifts.

During the trial, the bride asked the judge to dismiss the groom's lawsuit and demanded him to pay her alimony after the Arab called off the wedding party.

Gulf News also learnt that the ambassador requested the Sharia court to refer the Gulf national woman to a specialist to have her examined for hormonal deficiencies. The court referred the bride to a specialist who countered the ambassador's claims and reported that she did not suffer any hormonal problems.

The court divorced the couple and rejected the groom's request that the pre-marriage gifts be returned".


  1. GV,

    On body scanners, this flies in the face of equality. So much for that stupid policy!

    On the 'bearded wife', a bit of a hair-raising story - no?

  2. Whoops! Typo! I meant, of course MV.

    Grovel, Grovel!

  3. I'm beginning to think a hung Parliament might be fun!

  4. Only if they use piano wire!

  5. You're right Sue - it's a sad inevitability. Apparently the MCB have yet to respond and give British Muslims a lead. There'll be an outcry of Muslims are offered an alternative to body scanners in the UK. It's just taking the p.

  6. Just wait for the whinge, it is inevitable!

  7. Sue, sorry I borrowed your taliban wifes's thingy inadvertanly through a comment on my blog. I hope tou don't mind.

  8. Interesting spelling of Britain there.

  9. "There'll be an outcry of Muslims are offered an alternative to body scanners in the UK. It's just taking the p."

    Errrr . . .no there won't! Because the British public have become so dumbed down that they'll just accept it. The same way they accept every other ghastly imposition on our culture!

    Great post Sue ;-) x

  10. Dark Lochnagar... it's good init :)

    I'd freak if some muslim was getting preferential treatment and I got forced through a scanner.... I really would...

  11. James, I didn't notice. I just nicked it off another site :)

  12. I'm nicking the dating site graphic too Sue, if you don't mind. It'll come in useful sooner rather than later I bet.