American-Born Jihadi Kills/Dies in Louisiana: Not a Peep from the Press

You might have read in the paper that a gunman took hostages at a bank in St. Joseph, Louisiana this summer, but you probably don’t know the assailant’s identity, motives, or where he was from.  The report that consumers of mainstream news read only says that a deranged gunman took hostages at a bank in St. Joseph; police stormed the bank; the gunman shot and killed two hostages; and police shot and kill the assailant. End of story, right?

Wrong! That’s not the whole story!

How derelict is our national media when yet another act of jihad is reported as a “random hostage taking?” Most stories about the incident don’t even give the hostage-taker’s name!

Investigative “Clue” #1:  Maybe the gunman’s name offers a clue to his motive? Fuaed Abdo Ahmed was a twenty-year old male of Yemeni descent who traveled to Yemen this summer for reasons as yet unknown to the FBI, and was detained at a US airport upon his return to the United States.

Investigative “Clue” #2:  Ahmed’s photograph


It seems young Ahmed is sporting an AK-47 in this photograph.

As I wrote in my preceding blog post, the federal government’s total inability to identify the Global Islamic Movement as a threat to our country is costing American lives.

Examples of Media Dereliction

When Muslims in America ram motor vehicles into crowds, they aren’t committing “vehicular jihad;” they are simply “deranged,” according to the media.

When Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad shot and killed Army Private Andy Long in Little Rock, Arkansas, the Department of Justice prosecuted Long’s killing, not as an act of terrorism, but as a common murder, despite the perpetrator’s insistence that his was an act of “jihad.”

When self-proclaimed mujahid, U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan shot and killed more than a dozen people at Fort Hood, our government designated the bloody massacre “workplace violence.” Investigative “Clue” #3:  “Mujahid” is Arabic for “holy warrior.”

I believe we now have a legitimate basis for holding our national leaders “incompetent to defend us” in any way whatsoever!

It is time for local and state leaders to take back their own streets, one town, one county, and one state at a time.

Hat tip to for publishing the ground truth on this story.  It is good to know that investigative journalism is not completely dead in America.

© 2013 Guandolo Associates LLC


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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