The Obama Administration has wrongly supported the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda against the regimes in Libya and Syria, and continues to support and defend the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, contends counter-terrorism expert and former FBI agent John Guandolo, host of www.UnderstandingtheThreat.com.
The Muslim Brotherhood killing non-Muslims, burning churches, and overthrowing governments across the globe, with the support of the Obama Administration, is the same Muslim Brotherhood which has a significant infrastructure here in the United States, and whose leaders are key advisors in nearly every organization and agency inside the U.S. national security apparatus.
Obama’s financial, military, and vocal support for these jihadis reflects a dangerous naiveté on his part reminiscent of Jimmy Carter’s endorsement of the Ayatollah Khomeini and FDR’s backing of Stalin. This has resulted in the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates, including Hamas (DBA CAIR – Council of American-Islamic Relations), gaining legitimacy among American elites by selling themselves as the liaisons between the U.S. government and the American Islamic community.
Obama supported Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammad Morsi early on. According to the New York Times: Mr. Obama told aides he was impressed with the Egyptian leader’s pragmatic confidence. He sensed an engineer’s precision with surprisingly little ideology. Obama continuously shipped weaponry and pledged billions in American taxpayer money to Morsi’s jihadi regime.
Besides Hamas (DBA CAIR), other Muslim Brotherhood fronts that have raised their profile in the Obama administration and the liberal media include the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).
The collapse of the Morsi regime in Egypt, and the subsequent violence instigated by the Muslim Brotherhood, should be viewed as an educational moment regarding the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood poses not only to the Middle East, but also to America. It’s the same organization and in many cases, some of the same leaders.
John Guandolo issues a wakeup call and warning to the American people, “The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Libya and Syria is the same Muslim Brotherhood operating by stealth here in the US.”
John Guandolo CREDS
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 soon-to-be-released, Raising a Jihadi Generation – MB Handbook for Law Enforcement, Military, and Intelligence Professionals
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.
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.