Easter, Jihad, and Silence from the American Pulpits


As the Christian world celebrates Easter and the resurrection of the savior Jesus the Christ, Islamic Jihad wages across the globe. Christians in places like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey, Iran, North Korea, Central Africa, and Europe are persecuted for their faith. Those that speak and live their faith are arrested, tortured and killed.

Here in America students and faculty on college campuses and even in public schools face legal action for living out their faith in direct contradiction to the founding principles enshrined in our Declaration of Independence – a Declaration that we are independent of tyranny and DEPENDENT on God.

The Vatican reported to the United Nations in 2013 that over 100,000 Christians are killed annually for their faith across the globe.

Yesterday in Nigeria, on Easter Sunday, Islamic Jihadists burned down a church and killed 150 Christians.  This is happening across the globe on a daily basis.


Yet, American pulpits are silent.

Where are the courageous leaders in America outraged at these atrocities? Where are the brave pastors ready to give everything for their faith and their nation?

The least we can do is to speak the truth about a threat that is closing in on Western civilization seeking to destroy us.  When the majority of Pastors do speak about Islam, it is in terms that are counterfactual.  They say “Islam does not tolerate the indiscriminate killing of people” or other such nonsense.

In fact, 100% of all published Islamic doctrine from the first grade level up to Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt – the most pre-eminent school of Islamic jurisprudence in the world and the oldest – states that Islam is a “complete way of life” (social, cultural, military, political, and religious) governed by Islamic Law (Sharia).  100% of Islamic Law mandates “Jihad” until the world is controlled by Islamic Law.  100% of Islamic Law only defines “Jihad” as warfare against non-Muslims.  Those are the facts.  We should consider ourselves fortunate that many Muslims do not want to live under Sharia nor impose it on others.  But Islam is defined by Sharia.

Why is speaking about this truthfully so offensive to so many “christians?”

While there are a small handful of courageous Pastors, and even a couple Rabbis, who do speak truth into this issue, on the whole America is silent in the face of this global tragedy.  Many American religious leaders openly condemn the holocaust of the Jewish people under the Nazis and Stalin, yet are silent today.  It is time for those leaders to either step down from their positions or step up and speak truth, regardless of consequences.

The Jesus of the Bible never called his followers to be silent or pacifists. Believers are called to speak the truth, even if it leads to their death. Today, many are being killed for doing just that. And America is silent.

The time for sitting on our hands must end. Jesus himself said that when people hear the truth, they hear his voice. Its time to let the world hear a little more truth, and for America to be the beacon on the hill once more.


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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