In a letter dated August 14, 2014 addressed to the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, 75 progressive and jihadi organizations called for “immediate action to end the use anti-Muslim training materials inside the federal government, and singled out UTT’s founder John Guandolo, noting he continues to train law enforcement officers across the country.
The five-page letter can be read (and downloaded) in its entirety here.
The signatories not only include Muslim Brotherhood (MB) organizations such as the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), the Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan NY, Muslim Advocates, and others, but Hamas, doing business as CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) as well as the Council on Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC). Watch the CIOGC’s Chairman invite you to the Hamas/MB convention (aka MAS-ICNA Convention) below:
The letter reveals concerns by jihadi organizations that factual and evidence-based training is uncovering the truth about the real nature and intent of their presence here in America.
Following is a brief excerpt from the letter:
“Moreover, although there was reportedly a review and purge of a limited portion of training materials by the FBI, no commitment has been made to review intelligence products that mirror these biased training materials. We also have received no assurance that law enforcement and other government employees who participated in these trainings have been retrained. We are concerned that these biased trainings and intelligence products continue to drive racial and religious profiling at every stage of the intelligence-gathering process.”
Throughout the over eight (8) years of conducting training for law enforcement officers, military, national guard, federal agents, foreign governments and citizens across the country about the threat from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Movement and Sharia (Islamic Law), John Guandolo begins all his presentations in a similar way – encouraging the audience to challenge the information factually, with the promise that any portion of the briefing which is not factually accurate will be removed from future briefs.
He has never had to remove any portion of his briefing.
Because the briefing is conducted as if it were being presented in a court of law, it is airtight and the facts cannot be disputed. As a matter of fact, a Muslim Brother attending a presentation overseas once remarked that what was being said was accurate but he (the Brother) didn’t like that Guandolo was saying it. The truth hurts when delivered properly.
UTT’s (“Understanding the Threat) intensive 3-day training program for Law Enforcement walks attendees through the U.S. v Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial evidence and lays out the MB’s extensive jihadi network in America. Officers are given a detailed understanding of Sharia and how understanding it and the MB network necessarily changes how traffic stops, interviews, and homicide investigations are conducted, among other things. When cops come to understand these facts and the implications in their local jurisdiction, they are shocked. Then, they get angry that their federal partners have not shared this information with them. The anger dissipates when local and state police realize the FBI is clueless about the MB network in America, primarily because FBI Counterterrorism agents are not being trained in it.
While unprofessional, dangerous, and sickening—it is true nonetheless.
For all of the readers out there, UTT encourages you to focus your time and attention at the local and state level when trying to educate people about this threat. The two most important groups of people who can make the biggest impact are Sheriffs and Pastors. A Sheriff is the most powerful law enforcement officer in the nation. Sheriffs can make life very difficult for jihadis one they understand how they operate and where to look for them. Pastors can encourage citizens to grasp the reality of this very serious threat that is present in nearly every community in America.
Combating a national-level influence operation like the one evidenced in the letter sent to the President’s CT Adviser, must begin and end at the local level. Simply start the conversation. Give your local Sheriff and pastor copies of my recent book, Raising a Jihadi Generation, or simply begin by asking a few simple questions to see how much they know about the HLF trial. Sharing this information with these key community leaders is a great place to start.
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