Despite Global Jihadi Threat State and Local Police Remain Untrained

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With 19 US embassies being kept closed due to significant, credible terrorist threats to US and Western interests abroad, state and local law enforcement continue to expose themselves and citizens to danger because they are ignorant of the burgeoning jihadi network here at home, much less how to deal with events are widely held to be “normal” police activity.

The implications of the US v Holy Land Foundation trial (Dallas 2008) are critical for all American citizens to understand, especially law enforcement.  The organizations identified by evidence in that trial reveal a massive jihadi network in America led by the Muslim Brotherhood.  Organizations like the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the Muslim American Society (MAS), the Muslim Students Association (MSA), the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) – a Hamas entity as demonstrated by the evidence in the HLF trial – and other organizations educate and train jihadis, and support jihadi operations in America in a variety of ways.  There are over 2,100 Islamic Centers in America, many of which are controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood which describes these centers as the “axis of our Movement” from which jihads are launched.

The 9/11 report detailed the support given to hijackers Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Mihdhar by the Islamic community in San Diego and especially the Islamic Center of San Diego.  The purchase and registration of their vehicle, cash, wire transfers, assistance in obtaining driver’s licenses and the like were all a part of the assistance given to these jihadis. (9/11 Commission Report page 220).

We know that the Muslim Brotherhood entities (MAS and ICNA for example) teach American Muslims in formal courses that they must “wage war” against “un-Islamic” governments to overthrow them and impose Sharia (Islamic Law).

Today there are over 600 Muslim Students Association chapters at every major college and university in America.  There are approximately 250 “Islamic Societies” across the country which are subsidiaries of ISNA.  There are over a thousand Islamic Centers in America controlled by the MB.  We know the President of ISNA moderates panel discussions at CIA Headquarters, received awards from the FBI, briefs national security staffs, sits on the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council, and works directly with the Secretary of State.  This network and its influence is necessarily a significant national security threat, and when the enemy is in such powerful positions to influence our leadership, those sworn to protect us find themselves without any fact/evidence-based training of the Brotherhood, Islamic Law, and the real threat.

At the ground level this translates into a dangerous situation for local and state law enforcement officers and investigators.  When three young men in the Boston are are murdered with their heads severed, the first thing a homicide investigator trained in jihadi tactics and doctrine would immediately ask is who the victims knew who is a Muslim and a likely suspect.  This is not profiling, its police work.  When a car plows into a Catholic Church during Mass – as happened this past Sunday in Vienna, Virginia, officers should suspect this is an act of jihad – especially in light of the current global threat alert that attacks during Ramadan are highly likely.  If they are incorrect in this assumption, there is no harm in being overly cautious.  Had the driver been a jihadi, officers could have been killed if the car was a failed Vehicle bomb.  If this were a dry run, there were likely “watchers” observing the police response in which case officers could have looked for likely observation points and checked them out.  None of this occurred because they have not been trained to do so.

The failure by our federal government to deal with the Muslim Brotherhood network in America that is RAISING A JIHADI GENERATION is putting our state and local law enforcement agencies in grave danger.  That is why this problem must be solved at the local and state level.

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About John Guandolo

John Guandolo is the President and Founder of Guandolo Associates LLC, an organization dedicated to providing strategic and operational threat-focused consultation, education, and training for federal, state and local leadership and agencies. Mr. Guandolo is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and took a commission as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served with 2d Battalion 2d Marines as an Infantry Platoon Commander in combat Operations Desert Shield/Storm. From 1991-1996, he served in 2d Force Reconnaissance Company as a Platoon Commander, Assistant Operations Officer, and the unit’s Airborne and Diving Officer. During this time, he also deployed to the Adriatic/Bosnia. He served for one year as the Unit Leader for the CINC’s In-Extremis Force, directly reporting to a Combatant Commander in a classified mission profile. Mr. Guandolo was a combat diver, a military freefall parachutist, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School. In 1996, Mr. Guandolo resigned his commission in the Marine Corps and joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), serving at the Washington Field Office. From 1996-2000, he primarily conducted narcotics investigations domestically and overseas. In 2001, he served for one year as the FBI Liaison to the U.S. Capitol Police investigating threats on the President, Vice-President, Members of Congress and other high-level government officials. Shortly after 9/11, Mr. Guandolo began an assignment to the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI’s Washington Field Office developing an expertise in the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Doctrine, the global Islamic Movement, and a myriad of terrorist organizations to include Hamas, Al Qaeda, and others. In 2006, Mr. Guandolo created and implemented the FBI’s first Counterterrorism Training/Education Program focusing on the Muslim Brotherhood and their subversive movement in the United States, Islamic Doctrine, and the global Islamic Movement. He was designated a “Subject Matter Expert” by FBI Headquarters. This course was hailed as “groundbreaking” by the FBI’s Executive Assistant Director in a brief to the Vice President’s National Security Staff. For his efforts, in 2007 Mr. Guandolo was presented the “Defender of the Homeland” Award by U.S. Senators John Kyl and Joseph Lieberman on behalf of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. While in the FBI, Mr. Guandolo received two (2) United States Attorney’s Awards for Investigative Excellence. Mr. Guandolo served on the Washington Field Office SWAT team for over nine years and as its Team Leader for three of those years. He was a certified Undercover Agent, and served in a variety of assignments in that capacity. Mr. Guandolo was a Nationally Registered Paramedic, a First Aid Instructor, and served as an “Advanced Capability Medic” with the FBI. His career has included significant overseas travel to include many areas of Africa, Southwest Asia, Europe and elsewhere. In his last year and a half in the FBI, Mr. Guandolo served on a Surveillance Unit. Mr. Guandolo advises governments – U.S. and others - on matters related to National Security, specifically the threat from the Global Islamic Movement. He actively advises members of Congress, law enforcement, the intelligence community, military, National Guard, key community leaders, and others. He served as an adjunct instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College and the U.S. Army War College, and is one of the authors of the “Shariah – The Threat to America,” the first comprehensive book on the threat from the Islamic Movement in the U.S. He has appeared on television and radio, and regularly publishes articles related to these matters in a number of media outlets.
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