TSA Asked to Employ Full Body Scanning to All Passengers - Page 2
Emerson further explained that this revised screening process would determine whether someone is a potential security threat. "Among the considerations would be: behavioral signs; appearance; itinerary and travel history; appearance on watch lists; known connections to radical organizations or individuals; and yes, ethnicity and religious identity."
The inclusion of ethnicity and religious characteristics may be included as factors that would determine as to whether a particular passenger is a security threat or not, considering that most of the terrorist attacks made during the past decade were perpetuated by Islamic fundamentalist. "This is a step in the right direction. But more should be done," he added.
This early, some people have already expressed apprehensions that this enhanced screening process could lead to human rights violations because it will infringe on the privacy of individuals.
Members of an online petition have cried foul over the move by saying "No to Full Body Scanners." The group is trying to gather some 50,000 votes.
The petition starter, who goes by the username "brazen123," wrote: "The Netherlands has already made mandatory the use of full body scanners and the US has just ordered 300 devices. With these devices authorities will be able to see your full naked body. The purpose of these devices is meant to demean and degrade you to make you more submissive to authority. Think about it."