by John Guandolo
John Guandolo, counter-terrorism expert, former FBI agent and founder of UnderstandingTheThreat.com, recently released his latest book, Raising a Jihadi Generation, written to assist law enforcement, intelligence and military professionals in dealing with the massive jihadi network in the U.S. and its threat to every community in America. In this article, he reveals the launch of a new website, www.ThinBlueLineProject.org, established to give local and state law enforcement agencies a one-stop source of urgently needed information and training rarely available to them until now. We urge you to have John on your show to make your audience, as well as local law enforcement personnel, aware of this valuable resource.
A much needed and well produced website entitled “The Thin Blue Line Project” has been launched, giving American Law Enforcement officers a detailed resource to better understanding jihadi operations and the Islamic Movement in the United States, and help them with investigative tools and strategies to keep their communities safe in the face of this growing danger.
Created by the ACT! for America Education, the Thin Blue Line Project intends to be a one-stop shop for American Law Enforcement for the Jihadi Threat.
Using evidence and well-sourced data, the TBL—as it is being called by cops—intends to be a critical part of all law enforcement officers’ professional development. Several senior law enforcement officials have specifically stated the information provided by the Thin Blue Line Project is not being taught by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces or any of the other usual sources for Terrorism matters, making the TBL an even more valuable resource.
“This information is desperately needed at the state and local level, but most of us are not aware of it. I am thankful for this resource. We are going to use it to build out some training programs for our men and women on the street,” said a senior state intelligence official in the southeast.
The mission of the Thin Blue Line Project is to be a one-stop source of information for law enforcement professionals about the Islamist ideology, strategies, tactics, organizations and individuals that pose a clear and present danger to the United States.
The site provides in-depth information about the Muslim Brotherhood Movement, how Americans are being radicalized to commit acts of “terrorism”, the doctrine driving the jihadis, evidence from federal cases detailing the threat and what it means for Americans. The site also provides investigative strategies and suggestions for law enforcement officers.
Most notably, the Thin Blue Line Project provides a forum for local police to discuss cases and information with each other about things they are seeing in their areas related to the jihadi threat.
This site is for law enforcement officials only – including uniformed and retired officers, state/local prosecutors, federal agents and prosecutors, intelligence officials, and those related to these professions.
Readers are encouraged to make their local and state law enforcement agencies aware of this valuable resource. It will help keep you and your family safe.
The website for this resource is www.ThinBlueLineProject.org. Please pass this information on.
Schedule John Guandolo for an eye-opening interview concerning the threat as relayed in his new book, Raising a Jihadi Generation, detailing the Muslim Brotherhood Movement in the United States and severe espionage, counterintelligence and terrorism threat to America.
Counter Terrorism Expert (Mr. Guandolo created and implemented
the FBI’s first Counterterrorism Training/Education Program)
Former FBI Agent (assigned to the Counterterrorism Division,
Founder of UnderstandingTheThreat.com
Co-Author of Shariah – The Threat to America
Author of the newly released book: Raising a Jihadi Generation
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. ©2013 John Guandolo, www.understandingthethreat.com