Understanding the Threat, by John Guandolo, July 27, 2017:
The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) of 1938 requires all entities which act as “agents of foreign principals” to register with the U.S. government and are subject to oversight and restrictions. FARA is critical to combat counterintelligence threats, and was created to thwart propagandists inside the United States.
On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, a hearing was held by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary entitled: “Oversight of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and Attempts to Influence U.S. Elections: Lessons Learned from Current and Prior Administrations.” In that hearing, senior Justice Department officials testified that organizations which act on behalf of foreign powers and fail to register as required by FARA should be prosecuted.
See the full hearing HERE.
Muslims conducting propaganda on behalf of the Islamic Movement in general, nation states and jihadi organizations specifically, which continue to use propaganda to advance our enemy’s objectives, should all be registered under FARA. None have.
The information/propaganda operation executed by Khizr Khan at the Democrat National Convention reveals an investigation should be initiated because he is acting on behalf of foreign powers (Pakistan and possibly Saudi Arabia) against the United States.
Hamas doing business as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is an clear example of an organization – in this case a TERRORIST organization (Hamas) – acting on behalf of foreign powers which has not been registered. The diligent work by the Center for Security Policy’s CAIR Observatory details some of the evidence that CAIR is in violation of FARA.
If not for anything else, CAIR can and should be be prosecuted for violations of FARA today.