The Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) has rejected the plan to use of Body Scanners on passengers at the airports because it is against the Islamic laws and human rights.
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MUI Says Airport Body Scanners Would Violate Human Rights
The Indonesian Council of Ulema (MUI) had rejected a plan to use full body scanners in Indonesian airports, claiming it would be a violation of Sharia law and human rights.
“Don’t use it in Indonesia. We are not a paranoid or frightened country, What we are afraid of is the scanner violating human rights and being used as a toy to abuse women,” Amidhan, the council’s chairman, told detik.com.
The council agreed with Pope Benedict’s objections to full body scanners.
“It violates human rights. If only the bones are visible then it’s all right but if it’s the body then it could become a toy,” Amidhan said.
The MUI said that there would be one exception, however.
“It could only be used in emergency situations regarding national security and women should scan women and men scan men,” he said.
Amidhan said that he believed Indonesia was not in an emergency situation at the moment and airport security staff could still make use of other tools.
“As long as other equipment is available, it’s not an emergency,” he said.
The government planned to use ProVision scanner made in USA. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had said the scanner would not show individual’s “sensitive parts.” At present, ProVision scanners are on trial in Canadian and French airports, while in Indonesia, the device would be used for passengers heading to the United States.