Impact of Sharia Law in the United States

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John Guandolo
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Former FBI agent John Guandolo often leads discussions on how Islam and Sharia Law entered the mainstream political discussion during the years following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. The parameters of Sharia Law, also called Islamic Law, are often disputed among lawmakers, members of national security councils, and experts in Muslim culture. This debate has even made its way into federal court. John Guandolo is often looked to for guidance on the topic, especially in regard to national security issues.

Since 2001, many splinter organizations have developed across the globe. These groups follow the same terrorist ideologies that form what Guandolo refers to as the “Global Jihadist Movement,” which has a mission of spreading Sharia Law throughout the United States. As an expert in national security, Guandolo warns against allowing Sharia Law to gain a stronger hold in the United State than it already has. His position is that the Council on American-Islamic Relations is a strong proponent of introducing and implementing Sharia Law in the country.

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Author: John Guandolo

John Guandolo, a counterterrorism consultant at Strategic Engagement Group, Inc., also contributes his time to the Centennial Institute as a Strategic Threats Consultant. The institute, part of Colorado Christian University, works to promote the public understanding of freedom, family, and faith issues. This is accomplished through research, policy analysis, and seminars and conferences with students, staff, faculty, and outside experts such as John Guandolo. He also co-authored Shariah: The Threat To America: An Exercise In Competitive Analysis (Report of Team B II). As Vice President of Strategic Planning and Execution at Strategic Engagement Group, John Guandolo assists law enforcement, government, military, and intelligent community leaders on how to prepare for and respond to terrorist threats. Prior to accepting a position with Strategic Engagement Group, he served the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Subject Matter Expert. During his time in this role, he developed the agency's first training course on the threat of Muslim extremism and issues posed by the rise of Islamic law. John Guandolo joined the agency as a Special Agent, where he led SWAT team operations, participated in investigations, and served as an Advanced Capability Medic. His accolades include two Awards for Investigative Excellence, given by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, and the Defender of the Homeland Award, given by United States Senators John Kyl and Joe Lieberman. John Guandolo graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1989 and was a Company Commander during his senior year. He is a member of the Force Recon Association, a non-profit fraternal organization that promotes the fellowship of those who have served in military reconnaissance units. John Guandolo also holds membership in the Knights of Columbus, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and the Order of St. Crispin. He enjoys hiking, competing in triathlons, and camping.

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