As head of UnderstandingTheThreat.com, John Guandolo leads a consulting firm that focuses on the threat posed by terrorist groups associated with Islam. John Guandolo and his firm offer a full range of training programs, with clients ranging from law enforcement organizations to citizens’ groups.
The three-day “Understanding and Investigating the Jihadi Movement” course is designed to meet the needs of professionals spanning the military, intelligence, and law enforcement spheres. Fact-based analysis begins with a historical background on the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) within the United States and includes a survey of MB doctrine and methods.
The second day of training brings focus on doctrinal sharia as it is employed for operational aims that fundamentally alter the nature of the threat faced by law enforcement agencies. An emphasis is on providing a thorough understanding of the current applications of Islamic law, which enables the formulation of effective predictive analysis.
The course also encompasses practical training on investigative techniques that can be used in the identification of jihadi elements in local communities and accurately assessing threats before they turn to tragedy.
A United States Marine Corps veteran, John Guandolo possesses expertise in strategic threat management and counterterrorism. John Guandolo launched the site UnderstandingtheThreat.com to impart his knowledge. He also publishes works on these subjects on Breitbart.com.
According to Mr. Guandolo, the definitions of “peace” and “truce” are different in some Eastern cultures. In particular, those following Islamic law do not understand “peace” to mean “freedom from warfare.” They also do not view a truce to be an action derived from a mutual agreement to cease fighting.
Muslims must follow jihad teachings to eliminate societies practicing other religions. Jihad represents warfare, which is acceptable in territories living in “dar al harb,” one of two worlds outlined in the doctrine. Devout followers must forcefully take action to annihilate that world, which consists of non-Muslims, in order to achieve peace.
In the same respect, Mr. Guandolo says, “truce” takes on a different meaning under Islamic law. Rather than serving as a tool to gain peace, it is valued for its ability to halt fighting temporarily for jihad members to regroup during times they feel their efforts may not be successful. Jihad members use these times to strategize and rearm themselves to continue warfare.