The involvement with the CIA is a
the US haunts the Arabs and Muslims, we ask all Muslims in America to
abide by the law and respect the American general order and security.
in his weekly seminar the following question: How do you view the role of the American intelligence, and spying in
Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah, said:
Spying is searching
for what is hidden and it is usually associated with evil.
The Messenger (p.)
said: “O’ you have become Muslims with your tongues but not
in your hearts, do not try to pursue the faults of Muslims, for
Allah will follow your own faults, and expose them”.
In the field of
human relations, Islam calls for the respect of the privacy of
people's personal life. It did not authorize probing into other
people’s secrets, whether personal, economic or otherwise.
private life is religiously prohibited and a human being has the
right to prevent others from spying on it.
This sin acquires
greater implications when spying serves the parties that plot
against the nation’s independence, economy, security…etc,
and which might incite civil, ethic or sectarian strife, leading
to devastating results both on the nation and the individuals.
But this general
political social principle does not include the cases that harm
the interests of the nation and which might require the learning
about certain secrets of individuals or countries, which could
prevent a greater harm. In these cases, the competition between
the important and the more important is in favor of learning
these secrets since the interests of the nation supercede the
interest of the individuals.
The Prophet (p)
used to send people to spy on the enemy's camp to avoid falling
into their traps or to perform certain acts of espionage ... and
Thus, we warn
against any involvement with the CIA, being a major crime
committed by those who disclose the nation's secrets to the
benefit of the arrogant powers that plot to strengthen their
hegemony on our region and on the entire world in general.
In this respect,
our experiences, as an Arab and Islamic nation, with the CIA are
quite tough and harsh, whether with those it recruited before
they became senior officials in their country to act as the
stick they hit with or with the great services it provided to
Israel as it made the American project in the region a means of
support to the Israeli one in its expansions occupation and
What the CIA has
done, and still, is manipulating the facts and inflating certain
persons and countries while downsizing others and toppling
certain regimes, while reviving others so as to facilitate the
success of its own projects.
Thus, the American
embassies in the world, along with others embassies of course,
has turned into spy stations instead of being centers of
political and cultural communication, with the American embassy
in Iraq acting as the largest strategic center to monitor the
region and plot against its states especially Iran and Syria.
Faced by this overt
increase in the number of CIA agents in the world in general and
in our region in particular we wonder:
Was not it more
feasible to try to appease the nations and establish friendly
relations with them by means of giving them their rights,
instead of spying on them and changing the laws inside America
and turning the US into one of the Third World countries in its
haunting of its own citizen, especially Arabs and Muslims.
ask all Arab and Muslim communities in the West to respect the
security and the laws of the countries they live in, and try to
befriend the nations they live among. They should present an
image of communication and dialogue to counter the image of
spying that is presented by their hosts. Yet, this does not mean
that we ought to forgo our causes and stop defending them by
means of all lawful means.