John Guandolo is a counter-terrorism expert. He is a former FBI agent who created and implemented the FBI's first counter-terrorism training education program. He is also a former SWAT team leader and was a certified undercover agent. He is he founder of UnderstandingTheThreat.com and author of the newly released book, “Raising a Jihadi Generation”.
According to John, the jihadi network in the U.S. is made up of a number of different organizations. C.A.I.R. (The Council on American-Islamic Relations) is prominent because they promote themselves as a civil rights organization when in fact, they are a Hamas entity. Here's how John described their formation:
The Muslim Brotherhood came to the U.S. in the 1960's. Since the early 1990's, their network has expanded. On order from the International Muslim Brotherhood, all Muslim Brotherhood infected countries (over 100 countries today) were ordered to create Palestine committees to raise money, recruits and create propaganda for Hamas. Out of this strategy came the founding of the Holy Land Foundation.
John noted that the evidence for this strategy is overwhelming. In 1993 the U.S. Palestine Committee (Hamas) had a leadership meeting in Philadelphia. The FBI covered this meeting by taking pictures, placing microphones in meeting rooms and tapping phone lines. Of the 3 men that ended up being the founders of C.A.I.R., two of them were at this meeting. They were recorded during numerous conversations with the transcripts being entered as evidence during the Holy Land Foundation Trial. The conversations reveal that a public relations front was part of the terrorist's strategy in order to mask their real purpose which was to support Hamas.
Months later, during the Holy Land Trial, one of the case agents testified that the men who were recorded were discussing the creation of C.A.I.R. From the 1994 Palestine Committee meeting came documents that track what they were talking about and you see the 4 organizations of Hamas in the U.S., including C.A.I.R.
Fast-forward to 2004 when the FBI did a raid in Annandale, Virginia, and discovered the archives of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America. Among the documents that were found was a list of the leaders of the Palestine section in America (Hamas). Two of the founders of C.A.I.R. Were on that list.
In light of this information, why do some of our national officials continue to speak and act as though no one can overthrow the U.S. government, treating it like it's a topic that's not even rational to talk about? You decide when you review this Crosstalk that takes a serious look at our national security.