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.
As founder of www.understandingthethreat.com, former FBI agent John Guandolo focuses on emerging threats facing the United States. John Guandolo examines how Islamic extremist organizations have infiltrated the country’s defense perimeters and pose a distinct threat to its continued existence as a nation in which liberty and freedom are enshrined.
Speaking on national radio, a pair of former U.S. government officials recently revealed Muslim Brotherhood to be a driving force in jihadi activity nationwide. The influence of the organization is so great that it defines the way in which terrorism is discussed and influences what national security activities are carried out.
Asked to explain the kind of language that was prohibited within the U.S. government, one of the Sean Hannity radio program guests noted that no reference to Islamic doctrine could be constructed in such a way that an American enemy was defined. With the Muslim Brotherhood controlling many aspects of the government decision-making process, security personnel are not easily able to develop a comprehensive understanding of potential threats. The bottom line is that a recurrence of the events of 9-11 and the Orlando nightclub shooting is more likely to happen as long as this issue is unresolved.
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.
Military veteran and former FBI agent John Guandolo oversees UnderstandingtheThreat.com, which offers counterterrorism education, consultation, and training. In addition to his other accomplishments, John Guandolo is the author of Raising a Jihadi Nation, a 2013 book that focuses on the Muslim Brotherhood.
Formed in Egypt over 85 years ago by Hassan al-Banna, the Muslim Brotherhood is a religious and political organization that seeks to establish a state ruled by Islamic law, or Shari’ah. Initially, the group focused on spreading Islamic education and promoting charity work, but it gradually became more political and was soon associated with violent acts and terrorism.
Over the years, the Muslim Brotherhood gained widespread support throughout Egypt, despite its status as an illegal political organization. Although the Brotherhood has lost some power in Egypt, the organization is active in more than 70 countries around the world. Some of these Brotherhood groups are more conservative and have been tied to the doctrine of jihad, or holy war. Many experts believe terrorist groups like Hamas and al-Qaeda are direct descendants of the Muslim Brotherhood.