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Dubai Airport rejects full body scanners

Dubai airport
Credit: Flickr / Hugh Llewelyn / CC BY-SA 2.0

Dubai Airport authorities have rejected the use of controversial full-body scanners as they violate ethical principles relevant to the Islamic culture. In addition to raising a number of questions pertaining to ethical concerns, the device will encroach upon the passenger's personal privacy, not acceptable by many. "The use of such a device violates personal privacy and it raises a very sensitive issue for passengers, in addition to the fact that it does not compliment to our national ethics," Dubai airport security chief Brig Ahmed bin Thani said.

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