In what is believed to be a first, a Muslim woman was banned from flying after refusing to take the full body scan in Manchester airport. The woman, traveling to Islamabad, was selected at random to pass through the new security procedure introduced at both Heathrow and Manchester airports last month. Warned she would not be allowed to board the Pakistan International Airlines flight if she did not comply, she chose to forfeit her ticket. Her female traveling companion also left the airport after citing ”medical reasons” for not wanting to go through the scanner. More than 15,000 people have already passed through the Rapiscan machine at the airport’s Terminal 2.