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WASHINGTON — The US Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday announced that airline passengers will be unable to avoid body imaging screening or pat-downs even if their religious beliefs forbid it.
Agency chief John Pistole told the Senate Homeland Security Committee that passengers who refuse to go through a whole-body scanner machine and get a pat-down will not be allowed on planes, even if they turned down the in-depth screening for religious reasons.
Civil rights groups contend the more intensive screening violates rights including freedom of religion.
The issue is getting new attention after a man posted an item online
saying he was thrown out of the San Diego airport for rejecting a
full-body scan and pat-down groin check and insisting he go through a
metal detector instead.