John Guandolo writes on issues related to counterterrorism on his website UnderstandingTheThreat.com and through outlets like breitbart.com, where he has published works on the Muslim Brotherhood organization’s activities in the United States. When not writing, John Guandolo provides security training to national and state leaders through the Strategic Engagement Group, where he serves as vice president of strategic planning.
The Muslim Brotherhood is a pan-Islamic political organization with parties in many countries. It was founded in the early 20th century in Egypt and reached a pinnacle in 2012 when Mohammed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood candidate, won the Egyptian presidential election. However, he was deposed by the Egyptian military in 2013 and later tried and sentenced to death.
Both inside and outside of Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has been linked to terrorism. Moreover, in the United States, a federal case against the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) found that the HLF, which posed as a humanitarian nonprofit, was functioning in America as a front for the Muslim Brotherhood.