Thursday, January 25, 2007

Strange Bedfellows with a Hole in the Sheet

From the Forward's Campaign Confidential

Allies on Airport Security: Agudath Israel and the ACLU
Here’s another item for the Forward’s compendium of strange bedfellows: The American Civil Liberties Union is joining forces with the ultra-Orthodox organization Agudath Israel of America to protest the introduction of X-ray scanners at U.S. aiports.

The scanners beam low level x-rays through people’s clothing, and although “cloaking” software is supposed to introduce a level of modesty, it’s not clear it will be enough to satisfy Orthodox concerns.

The ACLU, meanwhile, has called the scanners a “virtual strip search.”

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