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The FBI Fumbles

Reader comment on item: The FBI Fumbles [on Gamal Abdel-Hafiz]

Submitted by Mike Ramirez (United States), Apr 3, 2003 at 20:25

When a Muslim says it is against their religion to spy on another Muslim - they are not kidding! Which leads one to wonder why Muslims would even then consider joining an investigative agency like the FBI. The following excerpts from Islamic theology pretty much tells the story here:

"Allah, the Exalted, says: 'And spy not.'" (49:12)

"Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the worst of false tales. Do not look for other's faults. Do not spy one another,... A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim. He should neither oppress him nor humiliate him. " (1570)

Source: Book Seventeen - The Book of the Prohibited Actions, Chapter 271

This very much parallels with the case of Muslims presently in the U.S. Military who are placed in a position to fight against Iraqi Muslims; it is against their religion to kill a "brother Muslim." So why have Muslims joined these departments if they knowingly cannot abide by the requirements and duties that counter their religious beliefs? Are these not obligations that they swore to uphold during their induction?
The Defense Department and the FBI should seriously analyze the situation that both agencies face at this time and in this regard.

Thank you,


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