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Why Muslims cannot be trusted in the Security Services

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Submitted by Graham Spence (United Kingdom), Mar 14, 2003 at 11:19

Islamist teaching on spying and backbiting is open source knowledge, and anyone who cares to look can find out why, and no-one should be surprised at this. The following quotation is taken from a UK mainstream Islamic website, not a chest-slapping-flag-burning-death-to-America islamic site. You can find it at....

http://www.inter-islam.org/Prohibitions/prohibitdex.htm

The site is explicit that Muslims are not allowed to spy on Muslims, and states the only case where this is permissable.

...."Let us now consider spying. It is not allowed to search and disclose secrets of others. Hence, to eavesdrop upon somebody while hiding or pretending to sleep is like spying on others. However, if there is a possibility of another party harming you or harming another Muslim, then such spying is allowed. "

Let us make this clear. Only if a Muslim is planning on harming a muslim is spying allowed. However, if he is, for example, planning on hi-jacking a plane and flying it into a skyscraper, then Muslims are not allowed to act on this information, even if discovered inadvertently...
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