Because We Are at War

Because We Are at War

Counter-terrorism expert and former FBI agent John Guandolo (author of Raising a Jihadi Generation) states, “Twelve years after the Jihadist attack on America on September 11, 2001, American leaders and the American people remain woefully ignorant regarding the threat posed by the Global Islamic Movement.”  

Indeed, a study of the Islamic threat remains a forbidden topic in policymaking and military circles. Our leaders and planners refuse to come to grips with the overwhelming evidence indicating that the 9/11 hijackers did not distort Islamic sharia law that day but rather they executed it. The hijackers did not twist Islamic law that day but rather they fulfilled it.

In 2005, the leader of Al Qaeda, Ayman al Zawahiri said:

I say to you that we are in a battle, and that more than half of this battle is taking place in the battlefield of the media.  We are in a media battle in a race for the hearts and minds of our Ummah (global Muslim community).

The Bush White House established the culture of denial in official circles with the 2008 publication of a lexicon of enemy threat doctrine  that omitted the words Islam and jihad. President Obama has ramped up this policy of denial.

In 2012, five Republican Members of Congress laid out the evidence of a Muslim Brotherhood network in America and asked the Inspector Generals of key agencies to investigate.  The investigation was stymied by, among others, Republican Congressmen John McCain, John Boehner, Marco Rubio and Eric Cantor.

How can it be that leaders of American Islamic organizations that are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood advise Democratic and Republican organizations and the FBI, CIA, and DHS?

In 2012, Obama’s Department of Justice ordered the removal of hundreds of pages of anti-Islam educational material from the training programs of the FBI and other agencies. On February 15, 2012, Muslim Brotherhood backed Islamic leaders applauded these changes at a briefing attended by FBI Director Robert Mueller.  On April 24, Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin E. Dempsey ordered a similar purge of information from military training calling for all military agencies to ensure that they were not disseminating materials that might be construed as disrespectful of the Islamic religion 

What, exactly, defines dis-respectful to Islam? An honest examination of the Koran and other Islamic texts that are devoutly followed by the jihadists? Is it wrong to consider Islamic leadership attitudes toward women, infidels, homosexuals, Jews and Christians? Is it inappropriate to reckon honestly with customs and agendas associated with Sharia law?

Friends, our enemy intimidated local school boards, civic groups, universities, and political circles who fear the labelIslamophobic.

Advising our senior leaders, controlling the language we use to describe the threat, and shutting down any critique of the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic Doctrine are their goals.  It appears they are batting a thousand.

While we distract ourselves with Counterterrorism – things that go boom and people who want to make them go boom, we ignore the insidious inroads made by well-dressed Islamic fanatics who work the halls of power and influence as they promote their agendas and run interference with law enforcement and defense.

Will we continue to let Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and Al Qaeda leaders teach our military and law enforcement about Islam and the Brotherhood? Will we turn a blind eye as Hamas builds $100 million dollar Islamic Centers across America, centers which their own documents state will be called forth as military outposts from which jihad will be launched at the most opportune time?

Friends, until we realize how dire the situation is, we cannot even begin to discuss solutions. Once you understand how dire the situation is, the solutions required become a whole lot clearer.

Following are some quotes:

The Islamic nation must be fully prepared to fight the tyrants and the enemies of Allah as a prelude to establishing the Islamic State.”
By-Laws of the International Muslim Brotherhood

“Killing is to continue until the unbelievers pay jizyah after they are humbled or overpowered.”

Sheikh Muhammad Taqi Usmani – One of the leading Islamic Scholars alive today. Deputy Chairman, Fiqh Council for the Organization of Islamic CooperationFormer Judge, Pakistani Supreme Court

“We do not disassociate Islam from war.  On the contrary, disassociating Islam from war is the reason for our defeat.  We are fighting in the name of Islam. Religion must lead to war.”

Sheikh Dr. Yusuf Al Qaradawi Preeminent Islamic Scholar in the world
Leading Legal Jurist of the International Muslim Brotherhood
Chairman – International Union of Muslim Scholars

“This means that you wage war so that the evil sovereignty of beings other than that of Allah is wiped out and only the law of God operates in the world.”

U.S. Training Guide for Muslims published by Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Muslim American Society (MAS)

“To be true Muslims we must prepare and be ready for jihad in Allah’s way…The military education is glued to the faith and it’s meaning, and the duty to follow it.”

Islamic High School text book, Islamic Center of Oakland (and elsewhere) “America will become a Muslim country.”

“This country (America) will become a Muslim Country.”

Former Islamic Advisor to President Clinton and convicted Al Qaeda financier, Abdurahman Alamoudi


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
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



John Guandolo is the Founder of, 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 2006Mr. 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 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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