An award-winning counterterrorism expert, John Guandolo is a published author and vice president of a national security firm in Arlington, Virginia. John Guandolo is particularly knowledgeable in the workings of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Muslim Brotherhood follows teachings in the Quran, which addresses how people should carry out their family lives. The Quran also discusses duties related to communities and states. While individuals who identify with the religious and political group express disdain for acts of violence, the organization has been linked to numerous attacks in the Middle East, according to CNN.
Violent acts tied to the Brotherhood date as far back as the 1940s, when the Egyptian prime minister was assassinated. Though the group attempted to instill peace among its members in the 1980s, it has not been successful. The Brotherhood remains determined to support resistance and fight against the United States and Israel. Specifically, the Palestinian branch advocates Hamas, a terrorist sect that follows Jihad rules to bring themselves closer to Allah.