Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, former President of the Islamic Society of North America states: “Intelligence services are necessary for the states to protect their citizens from any elements that may try to break the laws or affect the security of the people.
Intelligence is not allowed to spy against people in their personal life or in managing their lawful affairs. States need intelligence to protect their borders and to make sure that there are no enemies infiltrating their states.
It is the duty of the state to provide security for all the people who live there. And for this reason, intelligence activities are needed. It is important that the states use these agencies in the proper manner. It is very unfortunate that very often governments misuse the intelligence services. They abuse these services to curtail their citizens’ freedom and their human rights. Those who do that are committing wrong, but this does not mean that intelligence services in themselves are wrong.”