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.