TOPIC: Maricopa County, AZ Attorneys Office Presents”Understanding the Threat” on 9/19/2014
TALK SHOW GUEST
Counter Terrorism Expert (Mr. Guandolo created and implemented the FBI’s first Counterterrorism Training/Education Program)
Former FBI Agent (assigned to the Counterterrorism Division,Washington, DC)
Founder of UnderstandingTheThreat.com
Co-Author of Shariah – The Threat to America
Author of the newly released book: Raising a Jihadi Generation
World Wide Who’s Who List of 2014
“Understanding The Threat”
After a 2004 FBI raid just outside the Nation’s Capitol uncovered the Muslim Brotherhood’s secret plans to overthrow America, many of the documents, photographs, financial records, and other information discovered were entered into evidence in the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial ever successfully prosecuted in U.S. history: The United States v Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF). At the time it was indicted, HLF was the largest Islamic charity in America, and it was a front for the Muslim Brotherhood’s subsidiary Hamas – a designated terrorist organization. In November 2008, in Dallas, Texas, HLF and its leadership were convicted of sending over $12 million to Hamas entities overseas.
Yet much more of the story remains untold…UNTIL NOW!
Topics to be covered at this sold-out event include the threats posed to our local communities by Hamas, Hezbollah and Sharia Law. Presenters include former FBI Agent John Guandolo, retired CIA Officer Clare Lopez and former Inspector General of the Department of Defense Joe Schmitz.
Place: Doubletree Hilton
2100 South Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
John Guandolo is the Founder of UnderstandingTheThreat.com @ www.understandingthethreat.com), 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.