Muslim Woman Says TSA Subjected Her To Inappropriate Search At Boston Airport

A Muslim woman has filed a complaint against the federal Transportation Security Administration alleging that a search she was subjected to at Boston Logan International Airport "bordered on sexual assault."

The complaint filed with the TSA on Wednesday by the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says the woman believes agents targeted her because she's Muslim. The group is urging TSA to investigate the agents involved.

The complaint says the 54-year-old woman, who wears a traditional Muslim headscarf, was told by a TSA employee at Logan International Airport in May that she needed to be patted down. The complaint says the female TSA agent put a wand up her dress and shoved her hand or wand so high up her dress that it made contact with her body.

TSA officials didn't immediately respond to an email.


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