Accomplished counterterrorism expert John Guandolo is the founder of UnderstandingtheThreat.com. Also known as UTT, this organization provides consulting, education, and training services to assist governments in understanding and combating the threat of terrorism. John Guandolo offers a series of courses and workshops through UTT, including a three-day program called Understanding and Investigating the Jihadi Movement.
Designed for law enforcement professionals, this interactive program covers jihadi operations and beliefs, as well as alleged jihadi networks in the United States. On the first day of the course, students learn about strategies that terrorists use and the beliefs and history of the Muslim Brotherhood organization. Day two of the program is spent analyzing sharia (Islamic) law and learning how it is interpreted by extremists. On day three, students take the information they have learned and apply it to law enforcement and military situations. Working as teams, the students use their newfound knowledge to investigate and prepare a presentation on Muslim Brotherhood entities.
At the end of the course, students receive instruction on how to help members of their local government understand the terrorist threat. They are also given additional resources to supplement the concepts they learned in class.