Here’s A New Twist On “Junk Touching”: Muslim Women And The Need For “Self Exams”

Put yourself in the shoes of a cable news host. So you’ve got a very nice Muslim woman as your guest, and you’re about to start your interview about the “junk touching” craze sweeping the nation’s airports. How do you begin?

Filling in for Bill O’Reilly Thursday night, Laura Ingraham got right to the cringeworthy heart of the matter:

“I was looking at some of the CAIR recommendations to travelers across the United States and here’s one of the things they say to the women there, they say, before you’re patted down, if you’re a Muslim woman and you’re flying, you should remind TSA officers that they’re only supposed to pat down the area in question–that means your head and neck–they should not subject you to full body or partial body pat down, and you can request to pat down your own scarf and your own head and neck area. That’s kind of like a self exam, right? I mean, how does that work? I’m going to feel myself on my groin. I don’t even want to go there. But you know what I’m saying.”

Cue the guest’s awkward laugh, a pause, and then: “Thanks for having me on, Laura.”

Ouch. Watch it, from Fox News:

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