Judge Rules TSA Screenings for Muslims Unconstitutional-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that contains what appeared to be a news article alleging that TSA screenings of Muslims was ruled unconstitutional.
The source for this hoax was NationalReport.Net, a website that writes and publishes satire.
Federal Judge Rules TSA Screenings for Muslims Unconstitutional on Religious Grounds
Madison, Wi-A federal judge ruled Friday that TSA checkpoints for Muslims violates the U.S. Constitution on the basis of religious grounds dealing yet another blow to America’s traditionally Christian values.
U.S. District Court Judge JC Franco, recently appointed by the Obama Administration, said the court would immediately enforce the ruling essentially allowing Muslims to pass through airport security without additional screenings that have been in place since 9/11. “The screenings provide a burden to Muslim persons and no one else, even though doing so is not necessary to alleviate a special burden on religious exercise.”
The case was brought before the court by the Muslims for Freedom Foundation on the basis that TSA screenings violate the religious beliefs of practicing Muslims (who according to the ruling have been disproportionally scrutinized at such checkpoints). The group claims that the search violates the separation of church and state and the constitutional guarantee of equal protection.
Aahil Faheem, director of the Muslims for Freedom Foundation, told CNN he is “absolutely thrilled” with the decision, saying it was worth the long fight. “You can’t stay in this for nine years and not have faith,” Faheem said. “This is great news for Muslim Americans and will help alleviate the stresses between Muslims and Non-Muslims that have been building over the past decade or more.”
The case, decided in the District Court for the Western District Of Wisconsin, will likely be appealed to the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers the states of Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.
This is just the first stop for this case as it is bound to make its way through the whole federal court system and eventually could be considered by the Supreme Court.
– See more at: http://nationalreport.net/federal-judge-rules-tsa-screenings-muslims-unconstitutional-religious-grounds/#sthash.dlPFabEc.dpuf