Minister Louis Farrakhan

Satan, Surveillance and the U.S. Government

By The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan | Last updated: Oct 24, 2017 - 12:06:01 PM

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Editor’s note: The following article is excerpted from an hour-long message delivered by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Part 26 of his 52-week Lecture Series “The Time and What Must Be Done.” This message originally aired on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Visit to order this message it in its entirety on MP3, DVD and CD or call 1.866.602.1230, ext. 200.

In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.

In The Beginning (“The Genesis”), “Satan,” as a serpent, only deceived two people in The Garden.  But in The Revelation—and the end of his time—Satan is now a huge dragon that has deceived the whole world.

In the Book of Revelation, the 12th Chapter, the 9th verse, it reads:  “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” 

Look at the evil that’s in the world:  Look at the hatred, the division, the schisms, the strife, the enmity that’s in the world; the bloodshed that is in the world; the wars and revolutions that are in the world—all of this is real.  So if the wars are real, the evil is real, then The Cause that produced this is as real as The Effect.  We knew, before The Caucasian came into the world, we had many problems among ourselves; but not to the degree that it is now.  So The Enemy knows that The Time is now for his deceit to be exposed, and for him to be exposed, and so he has to become a “universal snooper” … .  In the Holy Qur’an, Surah 2 Al-Baqarah (“The Cow”), verse 30, when Allah (God) said He was going to “place a ruler in the Earth that would create mischief and cause the shedding of blood” the angels were confused.  They said, “We celebrate Your praise, and extol Your holiness—but why would You do something like this?” and God said, “I know what you know not.”

Satan has a work to do in causing mischief and the shedding of blood.  So Satan says to God, “Please respite me”; “Delay my doom for the evil that I am doing, for the mischief that I am making, for the blood that I am shedding.  Delay my doom until the day when they, whom I have put to sleep with the carbon monoxide of my lies, are raised.”  Raised how?  “Into the consciousness of me”—Satan—“and The Lies I have told, and The Deceit I have worked throughout the entire world.” 

Then Satan said to God, “Now that I am respited, I’m going to come at them.”  Come at who?  The People who are of Allah’s (God’s) Nature:  “I’m going to come at them from before them, from behind them, from the left side and from the right side, and You won’t find most of them thankful.  In fact, I’m going to make them all deviate.”

Satan said:  “I’ll come at them from behind them; I’ll follow up their righteousness with mischief.  I’ll come at them from their right side, posing as a ‘friend’—and then I’ll come at them from their left side as their Open Enemy.  And when I get finished with them, they’ll be so confused, they won’t know who their real ‘friend’ or ‘enemy’ is.”  Look at the confusion in Tahrir Square in Egypt:  Now, these poor people don’t know where all this started.  But Satan does …  Look at the confusion in Syria, in Qatar, in The Arab Emirates in Saudi Arabia—look at the confusion all over the world.  The people want to know “Where Is God?”—while all these evil things are being done?

God has given Satan power and time to do his evil; God absented Himself to give Satan freedom to do his evil, as the scripture teaches in Surah 2, verse 36:  “… Go forth, some of you are the enemies of others.  And there is for you in the earth an abode and a provision for a time.”  So now, Satan has deceived the whole world:  The world is in confusion, utter confusion.  America is in confusion, utter confusion.  The government of America is in confusion; utter confusion.  The Earth, now, is boiling, and is headed for hell and complete destruction—unless Allah (God) intervenes and stops our fall into hell by manifesting Satan, his deceit and his treachery.  The Lie and The Liar are now being exposed.

‘Universal Snooper’ fears exposure
of his ‘Greatest Deceptions’

Satan is a “universal snooper.”  Satan has to snoop.  He has to look.  He knew this day was coming, but while the time was not yet, he was raising total hell; because he knew it was not time yet for The Truth to be told.  But the moment he comes into the knowledge that this is The Time of his doom, he has to do something about that.

When The Deliverer was to come in the days of Moses, Pharaoh hatched a conspiracy and killed the male children because he knew The Deliverer would be among The Oppressed—and he’s going to be a man.  When The Deliverer was to come in the days of Jesus, Herod said:  “Kill the boy babies.”  Now, we are at the end:  The time that Jesus The Prophet prophesied of in “The Coming of Jesus The Messiah”—Who would come in his name into the world after The Workings of Satan; and Jesus The Messiah would begin to expose Satan.

“The Greatest Deception” along with The Deception of “The Reality of God” is The Deception of “Jesus”:  Because Jesus is The One that comes into the world and exposes Satan, then, in “the language of Christianity,” Jesus “goes to heaven with God” and becomes “The Christ” anointed with Power to Crush The Wicked—so Satan has to keep us away from “Jesus” and from “The Christ”; and in “the Islamic language,” Satan has to keep us away from “The Presence of The Mahdi” in the world and “The Messiah” that is with The Mahdi. 

So if you fear somebody coming to tell The Truth, you have to set “watchers” wherever you think The Truth is going to come from, to keep you “informed” of anything or anyone that will disturb or expose your deceit.

But, since this Truth may be coming from anywhere today—but particularly in the West, in the United States of America:  He had to put “watchers” among us.  If you remember the Counterintelligence Program [COINTELPRO] of the United States Government:  They feared that a “Messiah” would rise among Black people who would unite the nationalist element among us, and unite us as a people; and destroy their power to continue their wicked rule and oppression of us.

What does it mean “to snoop”?  “To prowl or pry; to go about in a sneaking, prying way; to investigate and look around furtively in an attempt to find out something, especially information about someone’s private affairs.”

In another of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s monumental books, Our Saviour Has Arrived, in Chapter 7 “Time Has Arrived That Allah Will Fulfill His Promise” on page 19 he writes:  “The devils are universal snoopers. They pretend to be interested in your spiritual meetings, but [they come] only to listen to what you are saying among yourselves…”—they listen to the pastor; they listen to the people.  They want to see how awakened your pastor is becoming; and then they make moves to destroy his church.  And that’s why there are thousands of churches today in America under “foreclosure.”  You may see him “listening in” on our meetings—and we are so “happy” to have them come among us; but, they come only to keep us from accepting The Truth, Submission to The Will of God.  The Honorable Elijah Muhammad continues: “I am for the separation of my people from their enemies; that they share not in their enemies’ destruction, even though I may lose my own life in this daring attempt to save [my people with] the plain, simple Truth of God and Power.”  And in Chapter 12 “Allah, God, The Supreme Being,” on page 60, he speaks about The Caucasians, writing:  “They are the only people on our planet whose time is limited.  We can clearly see today why Allah limited their time.”


The National Security Agency (“NSA”) is a “universal snooping institution.”  Why, they are even trying to listen in on that “Exalted Assembly”.  But, they find only “a flame.”  What is the meaning of “universal”?  “Applicable everywhere or in all cases; present everywhere.”  In Surah 7, verses 26-27 it says:  “O children of Adam, We have indeed sent down to you clothing to cover your shame, and (clothing) for beauty; and clothing that guards against evil—that is the best. This is of the messages of Allah that they may be mindful. O children of Adam, let not the devil seduce you, as he expelled your parents from the garden, pulling off from them their clothing that he might show them their shame. [For] He surely sees you, he as well as his host, from whence you see them not. Surely We have made the devils to be the friends of those who [disbelieve].”

Satan, a “Universal Snooper”:  Why does he need to know everything that everyone is saying and doing?  So that he can use it to silence us if we come into the knowledge of Truth, or to “blackmail” us—or “whitemail” us, either one—into submission to his will.  He listens to your foolishness on Facebook and Twitter; and he sees your dislike of each other.  And whenever he gets ready to use you against each other, he just pulls up what you’re saying, and begins to manipulate your division, and “enhance” it.

Members of Congress:  Once you get too close to The Truth, he will show you what he has on you.  He has to know about you so that he can, from our weaknesses, take us away from The Truth and bring us into the sphere of his influence.  So the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and the NSA are searching all of us out; so if the devil “sees us from whence we see them not,” who is the Holy Qur’an talking about?  It’s talking to The Messenger; saying that he is watched by Satan.  And he’s talking to The Messenger’s followers …  You should know, Nation of Islam, that we are on “The Watch List.”  We should know that there’s nothing that we are saying on social media that has escaped his attention, nor in emails or on phone calls, or on Twitter.  Look at the hatred that America is showing for Muslims:  Don’t you think he’s listening to all our conversations?  How do you start your conversation?  With “As-Salaam Alaikum”—and The Universal Snooper is quick to pick up on those specific words:  “Ah!  That’s a code term …  Zero in on that conversation!” If you mention The Name “Allah,” that’s a code; and when that code comes up, he’s listening.

He’s spying on China, Japan; he’s spying on Germany, on Italy, on France, on Russia—he is spying everywhere.  So here comes Mr. Edward Snowden to reveal something that was so secret, that even the members of Congress who are members of a committee on “intelligence”:  They did not know that such a thing existed that was gathering information from all of the social media.

Well, the government of America is spying on leaders from all over the planet to know their weaknesses, to make America, really, dangerous if this Truth is made known. In a July 2013 article appearing in The Guardian (United Kingdom) newspaper, the headline read:  “Obama Orders The U.S. to Draw [Up] Overseas Target Lists for Cyber-Attacks.”  There is a U.S. federal court known as “FISA Court” [established and authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 ], with different districts; and with now 11 justices under The Supreme Court Chief Justice, their job is to give warrants, or orders, for the government to conduct surveillance on anyone whom they target or select to watch closely.

Well I’m not “blind”:  I know they’re watching me, and listening to me.  But I also know they’re listening to you.  And although U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had to give orders, they spied on him.  The very Supreme Court Chief Justice that sends down orders, John Roberts:  He’s spied on.  The president is spied on; so he has no “personal life” or “national life” where somebody is not watching him and listening to his most private conversations to see if he’s “toeing the line” [not “straying beyond a rigidly-defined boundary”].

They watched President Barack Obama night and day; they are watching all the members of The Supreme Court, they are watching members of Congress; they know any deviation from morality that any top person in government or out of government is doing.  Why do they do this?  So that they can force you, just when you think you’re getting on good, and you’re rising, you’ll get a message from them to “come in”; that they have “something to tell you about.”  And they’ll tell us about ourselves.

However, study the Holy Qur’an, Chapter 31, verse 16.  Luqman is talking to his son:  “O my son, [even] if it be the weight of a grain of mustard-seed, even though it be in a rock, or in the heaven or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth.  Surely Allah is Knower of subtleties, Aware.”  Also, study the New International Version of the Bible, in the Book of Mark, Chapter 4, verse 22:  “For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.”  How will God do this?  Here is a 29-year-old man, Mr. Snowden, a high-school dropout who is hiding like he’s a little “mustard seed” hidden in the rock in the Earth.  Well, he came forward; so small, so insignificant, yet:  He had the government of America in a “tizzy.”  And This is how God makes manifest what is being done in the darkness:  He brings someone or something out of the dark to make it manifest; and though it be like a Leviathan, or a creature in the depth of the ocean, yet will God bring it up and make it manifest.

‘Blood on their hands’:  The FBI’s secret
relationship with organized crime leaders

During my address at Saviours’ Day 2011, I mentioned The Enemy, The Synagogue of Satan:  When they get ready to get after you, they use two organizations:  The IRS [Internal Revenue Service] and the FBI [Federal Bureau of Investigation].  And it has been reported that when someone went to the White House and asked officials about “hate crimes,” the officials said, “Oh, we don’t look into that.  We have the ADL and the Southern Poverty Law Center.”

The ADL and the Southern Poverty Law Center are agents of the government.  So when you hear the ADL speaking, you hear the Southern Poverty Law Center speaking … . And when you hear that now we, the Nation of Islam, are being brought before courts—many of us are being asked to come before a “Grand Jury” (a Grand Jury that’s been sitting for more than 18 months)—the IRS is involved and the FBI is involved.  But let’s look at this “FBI”…  There is blood on the hands of the FBI.

It is written in a book titled “Deal with the Devil: The FBI’s Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer” by Peter Lance that a man named Gregory Scarpa Sr. carried out more than 26 hits while acting as a paid informant.  A secret relationship between the FBI and a mafia capo [“leader”] that allowed Scarpa to walk away from at least 26 murders while under the Bureau’s protection has been exposed.  Scarpa’s most bloody killing spree period (between 1980 and 1992, when the Mafioso ordered or carried out at least 26 killings) came when he was in the pay of the FBI, earning millions of dollars in today’s money as a “Top Echelon Criminal Informant”.  Scarpa wasn’t just supplying intelligence; Mr. Lance writes he was “… acting with the apparent consent of top FBI officials to commit crimes and induce other members of the mafia to break the law.”

What about the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger?  According to a reporter:  At Whitey Bulger’s trial, during the testimony of Bulger’s former FBI handler John Morris who was confirming to the court that Bulger cooperated with the FBI as an informant, Bulger screamed out, “You’re a big [‘f-word’] liar!”  Here is a man, Bulger, who received information from the FBI agents Morris and John J. Connolly (Morris’ subordinate) about investigations conducted by other law enforcement agencies into his criminal activities—and these FBI agents tipped him off about potential informants in his organization, and Bulger killed every one that the FBI told him about.

This is the same FBI that is snooping around in mosques; listening to the conversation of Muslims who may not like Jews, who may be angry with Israel, and want to harm Jews because of something that the Israeli government has done.  So the FBI approaches them, and sets up a plot with them—and then exposes the plot.  This is “entrapment” to show that “Muslims are planning evil against America.”  These are the enemies that are among us all.


Now look, FBI:  You are allowing people to kill, and you kill?  My sister, Assata Shakur killed no one.  She has been down in Cuba for nearly 30 years, bothering no one, yet you would call her a “domestic terrorist”?  What about “The Son of Sam”—David Berkowitz?  [For over a year, beginning in the summer of 1976, Berkowitz shot, killed and wounded several people, and eluded a massive police manhunt.]  Weren’t the people terrorized when he was killing?  You never called him a “terrorist”.

You have serial killers; you have people that escape from prison using helicopters, and killing people as they exit prison:  Not one of them have you called a “domestic terrorist.”  You hold this against my sister, because race is at the root of your evil against her, as well as your evil against Larry Hoover, your evil against The Cuban Five, your evil against The Nation of Islam—your evil against Black people that has been going on for 450 years.  And now, your time has come.

‘Go back to your ‘first love’: A Warning for ‘The Nicolaitans’ of our time

To The Muslims, I warn you, in The Name of Allah, from 2 Peter, the 2nd Chapter, the 1st verse:  “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among [us], who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.”  And in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 2, verses 6 and 15, there is mention of a group of people whom God “hated” their deeds and their doctrine, called “Nicolaitans.”  Study this chapter in the Book of Revelation.  These “Nicolaitans” are heretics.

What is a “heretic”?   A heretic is “one who teaches against the original moral teachings of the prophets.”  Well, God is saying to the mosque and to the Believers, “you see the wickedness that’s going on”:  We saw when The Supreme Court knocked down the Defense of Marriage Act, and ok’d that it’s “all right” for same-sex marriage.  The church has agreed with this ruling, many of them; government has agreed—and even our president, during his June 2013 trip to Africa, has gone to Africa saying that “We, too, should agree with same-sex marriage”.  This is “heresy”:  This is that which has entered the church, entered the mosque, and entered the synagogue.

And while we dislike the practices of “the Nicolaitans,” or the false teachers, and verses 4-5 of this chapter in Revelation teaches that we have found favor with God by disliking their practices; yet, we must repent for our backsliding—and go back to our “first love”:  “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.  Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.”  And what is the “first love” that we had?  To the Jews it is Moses; to the Christians it is Jesus; to the Muslims it is Prophet Muhammad; and to The Nation of Islam, it is both Prophet Muhammad and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.  This is our “first love”!

So when you go back to your “first love,” the scripture, in the Book of Revelation, teaches you’re going back to “the Alpha and the Omega.”  (Study Rev. 1:7-13, Rev. 21:3-7 and Rev. 22:1-14.)  How is He “Alpha” and “Omega”?  He is ending The World of Evil, and He is opening The Door to The Paradise of God.


Brothers and sisters:  We have to clean up our act; we have to clean up from listening to the Inner Satan and the Outer Satan as well, for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, “The Hereafter for my followers is now.”  Heaven does not start after you are dead.  It starts when you come to life in The Spirit and Knowledge of “God,” “Self” and “The Time.”

So we can say, in conclusion that “The Lie” is exposed, and so is “The Liar”; so let us feed on The Truth, and stop our lying, and become The Righteous again.