HOLTON: Why Is Louisiana’s Media Attacking Efforts To Aid Law Enforcement In Keeping Us Safe Against Terrorism?

The Hayride, by Christopher Holton, March 6, 2017:

In case you haven’t noticed, the global jihadist insurgency has entered a new, more dangerous phase in the past two years.

The number of jihadis and the number of attacks that they have carried out–as well as the number of casualties they have inflicted and the number of countries they operate in–has grown drastically.

The excellent, private IntelCenter organization estimates that the Islamic State has killed 18,000 people in 28 countries since they declared their Caliphate on 29 June 2014.

This includes individual acts of jihad carried out in this country in places like Orlando, Chattanooga, Boston, Garland, San Bernardino, Queens and Philadelphia.

There is no reason to believe that this trend won’t continue. The effort to take down the caliphate was half-hearted at best because it simply wasn’t something President Obama was interested in. He apparently felt that the killing of Osama Bin Laden should have been enough. Never mind that the world has become awash in jihad since then.

Because of the complete lack of leadership on this vital issue, our federal bureaucratized counterterrorism apparatus has not even allowed to study Islamic threat doctrine–the very doctrine that the Islamic State cites repeatedly.

Time and time again we find that the warning signs of the jihadi attackers were missed. We were warned about the Tsarnaev brothers (the Boston bombers) repeatedly by the Russians and the FBI knew that their mosque was founded by a convicted Al Qaeda member, yet they were still able to carry out their attack.

There were warning signs about the San Bernardino jihadis as well. The female, Tafsheen Malik, used a fake address to obtain a visa to enter the U.S. She also gained entry into the U.S. under the horribly flawed federal “Visa Express” program that allowed applicants to bypass the interview in the screening process.

Moreover, DHS whistleblower Phillip Haney has testified before Congress and written in his new book, See Something, Say Nothing, that he had been ordered to cease investigations into Tablighi Jamaat, the notorious Islamist organization that had ties to the San Bernardino mosque.

Then there is the case of Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, who was twice interviewed by the FBI because he was on the contact list for an American Islamikaze bomber in Syria and because he made “incendiary” remarks to co-workers about jihad. Oh, and his Dad posted pro-Taliban online videos too. He was given the “all-clear,” only to end up massacring 49 innocent Americans.

What all this points to is the vital need for state and local law enforcement to take the lead against jihad inside this country. I promise you, the NYPD does not wait for the FBI to vet suspected terrorists. Other state and local agencies around the country need to take the same approach, albeit with resources that can’t match the NYPD, which is probably the most effective counterterrorism law enforcement organization anywhere in the world.

The fact is, the Feds are unaccountable. They can’t follow up all the leads they have now and very often have a lack of knowledge as to what or who they are dealing with. I have a hunch that the FBI agents who interviewed Omar Mateen probably thought he was creepy at best, but they had nothing to charge him with and they had to go about their business. Complicating matters even more is the fact that both the FBI and DHS have been forbidden from tying Islam to terrorism. That restriction right there makes them ineffective at conducting counterintelligence operations.

State and local cops are not unaccountable. They have deep roots in their communities. If an Omar Mateen is in someone’s precinct and they know he is a known associate of an Islamikaze bomber and made threatening statements about terrorism, they will keep an eye on him way past the initial interview. There won’t be much more important in that precinct once an Omar Mateen comes to the local cops’ attention.

Furthermore, state and local police are not under any restriction to refrain from studying the enemy threat doctrine. If the local sheriff or police chief is bold enough, he will mandate that his intelligence and investigative people get educated about the threat in an objective, unbiased manner–allowing the subject matter to take them where it leads them, rather than starting from the position that there is no connection between Islam and terrorism.

State and local police are now at the tip of the spear in this war. 15 years ago America sent soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines overseas to protect us all from jihad. Today, local law enforcement is being tasked with protecting soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from Jihad inside our own country. This is a profound shift in this war that has been lost on the overwhelming majority of the American people.

In Garland, Texas, it was a 62-year old motorcycle cop who gunned down the two jihadi attackers who were wielding AK47s.

In Chattanooga, Tennessee, it was the local police who gunned down Mohammad Abdulazeez.

In Boston, it was Boston PD who ran down the Tsarnaev brothers.

In Queens, New York, it was rookie patrolmen who were targeted by and gunned down Zale Thompson.

The San Bernardino shooters were killed by members of the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.

In Philadelphia, it was a police officer sitting in his patrol car that was targeted by Edward Archer in the name of ISIS.

And, of course, we know that it was the Orlando Police Department who responded to Omar Mateen’s massacre.

By the time DHS and FBI show up, they have to ask permission to cross the crime scene tape. In Marine Corps parlance, by the time the Feds get involved, it’s “right of bang.”

State and local police need to prepare to operate against jihadis “left of bang,” and that means taking their own initiative and not depending solely on our bureaucratized, federal counterterrorism apparatus for training or intelligence about potential bad guys in their jurisdictions.

Fortunately, increasingly, local sheriffs departments around the country have recognized the threat from jihad and have taken the initiative in training their personnel in the strategy and tactics needed to prepare, including studying the enemy threat doctrine as our jihadist enemies themselves teach it.

One such curriculum of training is from an organization called Understanding the Threat (UTT). The leader of this organization is former FBI agent and Force Recon Marine officer John Guandolo. There is no one in America more qualified to conduct training on the threat from jihad than this organization. Mr. Guandolo was decorated by the FBI for establishing the original training program for the Bureau on the Global Islamic Movement, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood. Guandolo’s colleague, Chris Gaubatz, is the only known operative to have conducted counterintelligence of HAMAS, when he interned for the Council on American Islamic Relations. That operation is detailed in Paul Sperry’s book, Muslim Mafia.

Recently, UTT has conducted training for several departments and agencies in Louisiana. Their program has come under fire from two out of state organizations with questionable ties and a record of nefarious activity. Louisiana’s media, including the Times-Picayune’s J.R. Ball at the link just above, have repeated the attacks of those organizations.

The first organization is the Southern Poverty Law Center (SLPC). At one time the SPLC may have served a useful purpose, but those times have long since passed. Today, the SPLC uses the term “hate” to silence and intimidate those with whom it disagrees politically.  The SPLC’s abuses of the term “hate” became so bad that in 2014, during the Obama administration, the FBI quit using the SPLC as a hate crimes resource.

The SPLC’s fast and loose use of the term and its blacklisting of those whom it disagrees with has even contributed indirectly to violence when Floyd Lee Corkins attacked the Family Research Council’s headquarters after viewing the SPLC’s irresponsible list of “hate groups.” Corkins shot and wounded a security guard during his attack.

The fact that the media regurgitates SPLC statements and data without question demonstrates the degree to which our free press has become corrupted by ideologues who no longer act as responsible journalists to report the news, but work as advocates for certain viewpoints.

The other organization that has raised objections to UTT’s training program in Louisiana is the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a wing of the notorious Muslim Brotherhood here in the United States.

Michael Kunzelman of the Associated Press actually referred to CAIR as a “civil rights group,” again demonstrating the degree to which the media have been infected with corruption.

CAIR’s statement on the training actually included chilling code language used internationally by Islamist organizations to silence free speech. CAIR referred to John Guanadolo as an “Islamophobe.”

The term Islamophobe was made up by the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT), a Muslim Brotherhood organizationwhose founding board included Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the spiritual guide for the Muslim Brotherhood for decades.  Qaradawi is also infamous for having been banned from travel to the US, the UK and France for his ties to terror. Moreover, he is particularly notorious for having, as a renowned Shariah scholar, instructed Muslim men on how they are to properly beat their wives and endorsed the barbaric, Shariah practice of female circumcision (known as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

IIIT coined the term Islamophobe with the express purpose of silencing critics of the Global Islamic Movement and to label enemies.

For CAIR to label someone as an Islamophobe is not to be dismissed or taken likely, especially given CAIR’s nefarious activities and those of its members, employees and directors:

  • The FBI suspended all formal contacts with CAIR due to evidence demonstrating a relationship between CAIR and HAMAS, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.
  • In the U.S. v the Holy Land Foundation, the largest successful terrorism financing prosecution in U.S. history, CAIR was identified as a Muslim Brotherhood front group and was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial.
  • CAIR opened its first office in Washington, D.C. with the help of a grant from the Holy Land Foundation., a charitable organization that was shut down by the US Treasury Department for funding Jihadist terrorist organizations.
  • In 2014, US ally the United Arab Emirates officially designated CAIR as a terrorist organization.
  • In March 2011, Muthanna al-Hanooti, one of CAIR’s directors, was sentenced to a year in federal prison for violating U.S. sanctions against Saddam’s Iraq.
  • In 2006, the co-founder of CAIR’s parent organization, IAP (Islamic Association for Palestine), Sami Al-Arian, was sentenced to 57 months in prison on terrorism charges for financing Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a designated terrorist organization according to the US State Department.
  • In 2004, CAIR-Northern Virginia director Abdurahman Alamoudi pled guilty to terrorism-related financial and conspiracy charges, which resulted in a 23-year federal prison sentence. Alamoudi was a major financier for Al Qaeda. It’s was John Guandolo’s team that took down Alamoudi.
  • In 2009, Ghassan Elashi, who served as a founding board member for CAIR’s regional chapter in Texas, was sentenced to a total of 65 years in prison after being convicted of 10 counts of conspiracy to provide, and the provision of, material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization; 11 counts of conspiracy to provide, and the provision of, funds, goods and services to a Specially Designated Terrorist; 10 counts of conspiracy to commit, and the commission of, money laundering; one count of conspiracy to impede and impair the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); and two counts of filing a false tax return.
  • Randall Todd (Ismail) Royer, who served as a communications specialist and civil rights coordinator for CAIR, trained with and set up an internet-based newsletter for Lashkar-I-Taiba, an al Qaeda-tied Kashmir organization that is listed on the State Department’s international terror list and was also indicted on charges of conspiring to help al Qaeda and the Taliban battle American troops in Afghanistan and was sentenced to twenty years in prison on April 9, 2004.
  • In September 2003, CAIR’s former Community Affairs Director, Bassem Khafagi, pled guilty to three federal counts of bank and visa fraud and agreed to be deported to Egypt after he had funneled money to activities supporting terrorism and had published material advocating suicide attacks against the United States, illegal activities which took place while he was employed by CAIR.
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan CAIR fundraiser Rabih Haddad was arrested on terrorism-related charges and was deported from the United States due to his work as Executive Director of the Global Relief Foundation, which in October 2002 was designated by the U.S. Treasury Department for financing al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.

For most citizens of Louisiana, we can be thankful that Understanding the Threat is training our law enforcement heroes about this threat.

‘Whatever It Takes’ Guest John Guandolo: Rip Out Terror-Related Islamic Groups Operating in U.S., Put Their Leaders in Jail

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Breitbart, by Neil McCabe, November 3, 2016:

“One is to deal with immigration and Two is to rip the Islamic movement up from roots in the United States,” said the former Marine officer, who lead a special operations team operating in the Balkans in the 1990s.

Guandolo said he recommends a five-year freeze on Muslim immigration just to get a handle on the situation.

There are already jihadists coming into the country in violation of the law, which is not being enforced, he said.

Schilling told the former Marine officer and combat diver that the fear of being called racist or politically incorrect is enough for people to keep quiet about the dangerous things they see and hear, such as in the San Bernardino shootings, when the neighbors were too scared to tell someone what was about to go down.

“This is a war of narratives that is actually getting people killed,” he said.

“That to me above all is the scary part,” Schilling said.

Guandolo said that our public officials know all  they need to know, but they too are afraid–and they should resign.

As for the organizations supporting Islamic terrorism, the work is already done, all we need to do is go to court, he said.

“We have legal cause right now and evidence–that we already have right now–that has already been gathered over the last 20 years by the FBI and is actually going back to the early 80s, to indict the most prominent Islamic organizations in the United States: The Islamic Society of North America; the Muslim Brotherhood’s bank, The North American Islamic Trust,;the Hamas organization in the United States, CAIR, the Council of American Islamic Relations; the Muslim student organization, The Islamic Circle of North America, the Muslim Public Affairs Council–across the board, we could indict them today” he said.

Guandolo said in 2009, which was the first year of President Barack Obama’s term, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., refused to prosecute Omar Ahmad, the leader and founder of CAIR, for his role in supporting terrorist organizations in connection with the Holy Land Foundation case. “Even though the Department of Justice and the FBI were working towards that.”

In the seven years since Holder froze the case against Ahmad, none of the hundreds of named co-conspirators in that case have been pursued by DOJ, he said.

The Holy Land Foundation was at the time of its November 2001 conviction the largest Islamic charity in the country and it was found guilty of sending more than $12 million to Hamas, he said.

Holder and the DOJ abandoned the case, even after the government found in the bank records of The Islamic Society of North America money transfers directly to Hamas and its leaders, he said. Hamas is a Sunni-Muslim organization of Palestinians that set itself up as a more militant rival to the Palestinian Liberation Organization in opposition to the State of Israel. Hamas is classified by the federal government as a foreign terrorist organization.

“Shutting down these organizations and putting their leaders in jail, or however we want to deal with them, and seizing their property and their money–that would have a huge impact on the network,” he said.

It is not just the private organizations, he said.

Although, the Muslim Brotherhood is committed to the destruction of America culture and civilization and is waging that cultural jihad every day, the Obama administration has become the brotherhood’s partner, said the man who commanded the FBI sniper team that responded to the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon.

The Muslim Brotherhood is the liaison between the federal government and the Muslim community with members of the Muslim Brotherhood holding security clearances, so they can participate on advisory boards at the Department of Homeland Security and in intelligence and law enforcement agencies, he said.

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood, or as it is called in the United States, The Islamic Society of North America, have been given awards by the FBI, Guandolo said.

The partnerships with the federal government are on-going and expanding, he said. “That is just a snippet of the problem–when these people should be in jail, not invited to Iftar dinners at the White House.”

UTT Calls Out Hamas In Oklahoma

Understanding the Threat, by John Guandolo, October 31, 2016:

In this war, facts and evidence matter.  Its a war of narratives.  One narrative is based on facts and evidence.

That is what UTT specializes in.

Last Tuesday, UTT’s President John Guandolo and Vice President Chris Gaubatz testified before the Oklahoma State Judiciary and Civil Procedure Committee’s Interim Study on “Radical Islam, Shariah Law, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Radicalization Process” called by Oklahoma State Representative John Bennett, a combat veteran Marine in two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

UTT’s John Guandolo and Chris Gaubatz, former jihadi Kamal Saleem, and Representative Bennett

UTT’s John Guandolo and Chris Gaubatz, former jihadi Kamal Saleem, and Representative Bennett

The UTT team laid out the evidentiary framework for the jihadi network in the United States, and explained that sharia is the basis for everything the jihadis do.

Watch a clip of Chris Gaubatz’s testimony HERE.

Watch a clip of John Guandolo’s testimony HERE.

Others testified as well including Stephen Coughlin and Frank Gaffney via skype, and a former Muslim who went undercover at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City.  Additionally, former jihadi Kamal Saleem, Michael Hoehn who works with the counterterrorism caucus, and courageous pastor Paul Blair from Edmond, Oklahoma also testified at the state capital.

As was expected, the media in Oklahoma disregarded the evidence and ran to the aid of Hamas leaders like Adam Soltani, leader of CAIR Oklahoma, and Imad Enchassi, the Palestinian Imam of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City.

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The lack of state legislators speaking out and standing by Representative Bennett is noticeable.  Only three, including Representative John Bennett and the Chairman of the committee, were present for the hearing.

When UTT says Sheriffs and Pastors are the two most important groups of people in this war, this is a great example.  Pastors because citizens must be engaged in this issue.  Now is time for citizens of Oklahoma and everywhere else to stand firm and not give one more inch to our enemies.

UTT encourages all its readers to contact the Speaker of the Oklahoma State House and let him know there is a war going on and he needs to grow some courage and stand by combat veteran and OK Representative John Bennett to send Hamas packing.

Oklahoma Speaker of the House Jeff Hickman. EMAIL – jwhickman@okhouse.gov / office (405) 557-7339

Robert Spencer wrote an excellent piece in Front Page Magazine about the hearing HERE.

Lets put freedom back on the offensive where it belongs.

The Strategy for Victory Begins with Sheriffs and Pastors

Understanding the Threat, by John Guandolo, Sept. 26, 2016:

Victory is word few people are using these days when discussing the war – a war against the entire Global Islamic Movement including ISIS, Al Qaeda and the hundreds of other jihadi groups and nation-states supporting them.

Some do not know we are in a war.  Others know but pretend we are not.

But some people know we are at war, know the enemy, and are willing to do whatever it takes to win.  This article is for those people.

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There exists in the United States a massive and growing conglomeration of hard-left/marxist organizations working with jihadi (“terrorist”) leaders and organizations – led primarily by the Muslim Brotherhood – preparing for battle at the ground level in America.  Our enemy has co-opted the elite class in America from both political parties who are providing direct support to them along the way.

When the threat organizations and supporters of the enemy movement are mapped across the U.S., it can be seen that a massive insurgency exists inside the United States.

A cursory examination of jihadi front organizations in America reveals there are now approximately 3,000 Islamic Centers/mosques in all 50 states (most of which are a part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Movement), over 700 Muslim Students Associations (recruiting jihadis) on every university/college campus in the U.S., almost 200 Islamic Societies (all subsidiaries of the MB’s Islamic Society of North America – ISNA), and thousands of other organizations the Muslim Brotherhood has created since it published its Implementation Manual in 1992 dictating the types of organizations which must be created for the Movement to achieve its objectives.

The Brotherhood has organizations dedicated to working with the U.S. Congress (taking them on junkets to Saudi Arabia), at the State Legislature level (taking them on junkets to Turkey), at the local level with school boards and city councils, with Christian and Jewish organizations through the facade of “Interfaith Outreach,” and through many other channels.  President Bush implemented Sharia Compliant Financing measures during his time in office, thereby creating Islamic banking as an official part of the U.S. government – which necessarily funds jihad (“terrorism”).  Legal, media, social, and children’s organizations are all part of this network.

For many, the problem seems too big to tackle.  But that is not the case.

The remedy for an insurgency is a counter-insurgency.  In a counterinsurgency, the focus of the battle is at the local level.

At the local level, local police become the tip of the spear.

In order for local police to identify the jihadi network in their local areas, they must first understand the threat and be able to map it out.  Once they do this, they can rip it out by its roots.

UTT’s experience is that when law enforcement officers hear and understand the information in UTT’s programs detailing Islamic sharia and the jihadi network in the United States, they understand it at a deep and practical level.  Our enemies know this, which is why they work very hard to keep UTT and its programs from ever being heard by professionals in law enforcement or national security.

The most powerful law enforcement officers in America are Sheriffs.

In order for law enforcement to aggressively pursue the enemy, they must have the support of a community who understands the threat and agrees it must be dealt with.

Pastors are key leaders in this effort.  And herein lies the problem.

American Pastors have, for the most part, stood silent since 9/11 while hundreds of thousands of Christians all over the world have been – and continue to be – butchered, tortured, and slaughtered by the armies of Mohammad (ISIS, Al Qaeda, et al).  Many Pastors – of all faiths – have failed to speak truth into this evil that is destroying Christian communities across the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere.  Many Americans are stunned by what they describe as utter cowardice by Christian leaders.

Renowned Islamic expert Bill Warner puts it quite succinctly:

“In Nashville, Tennessee we have a new clerical circumcision.  The ministers to be and the seminarians get their foreskin removed, their testicles removed, their backbone removed, and the frontal lobes of their brain removed.  It produces the perfect clergyman.  He smiles, is very pleasant.  But he grovels and can’t stand up on his back legs and support anything.”

This must change.  The faithful of America cannot passively sit by.  They must take an active role in pushing leaders in their churches to speak truth and take action or step down.

County by county and state by state, this war will be won at the local level.

Citizens must support Sheriffs who understand this threat and are willing to address it head on.  Those who lack the knowledge or courage need to be given an opportunity to do the right thing, but if they do not, they must be replaced with leaders who will speak truth and protect and defend their communities.

Here are a few things you can do:

  1.  Speak the truth about the threat.  Citizens who do understand this threat must get to work on educating others and never let an opportunity go by in public forums, county school board meetings, or other venues to speak truth about this threat and identify local leaders unwilling or unable to do their duties so they can be removed and replaced with leaders who will act boldly.
  2. Share resources with others.  Encourage people to use UTT’s resources to learn about the threat through our training programs, Newsletter, YouTube Channel, Facebook Page, and Twitter.
  3. Encourage your Sheriff.  Help your Sheriff by getting a copy of Raising a Jihadi Generation for him and sharing your concerns with him.  He will need to know the citizens are behind him.  Help other leaders in the community understand the threat and bring them with you to speak with the Sheriff.
  4. Speak to State Legislators.  For Sheriffs to do what is needed to identify and dismantle the jihadi network in America, they will need top cover at the state level to protect them from the DOJ and DHS’s assault which is likely to come on any community which uses facts to identify the threat and deal with it.
  5. Bring the UTT 3-Day Law Enforcement program to your area.  Contact UTT to bring our team to your area to train law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and others so they can identify and address the threat.
  6. Remove MSAs from College/University Campuses in Your Area.  The MSAs are MB organizations and are nodes of jihadi recruitment, propaganda, and hate on our campuses.  Alumni from colleges and universities in your area should join together to pressure these schools to shut down the MSAs.  One productive way to do this is to educate large donors about the jihadi network and the MSA’s role in it.  Get donors to commit to refuse to give any money to their alma mater until the school punts the jihadis (MSAs) from their campus.
  7. Identify organizations in the Community Supporting the Jihadis.  Many organizations in are bringing jihadis into your communities under the guise of “refugee resettlement.”  These include the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Charities, Lutheran Immigrant Aid Society (LIAS), World Relief Corporation, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and many others.  Citizens need to shut off the spigot of funding to these organizations until they cease outreach to and support of jihadis and their organizations.
  8. Host a Viewing of Understanding the Threat to America.  Bring citizens together for a viewing of the DVDUnderstanding the Threat to America and have one of UTT’s leaders skype in and answer questions and give updates for them to detail what can be done at the ground level to identify and dismantle the jihadi threat in your area.

As in any war, the majority of people will not get involved.  It is up to the few who are willing and able to stand in the gap and defend the Republic.

You are needed now.

Understanding the threat here in America

431531030Secure Freedom Radio, June 22, 2016:

With JOHN GUANDOLO, President and Founder of Understanding the Threat.com, veteran of Desert Storm, and former commanding officer of an FBI SWAT team.

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  • Elaboration on the nature of Sharia and jihad
  • The lone wolf fallacy
  • PC culture’s protection of Islam

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  • Propaganda of ISNA, MSA, and CAIR
  • James Clapper’s classification of the Muslim Brotherhood as a “largely secular” group
  • Origins and problems with “Countering Violent Extremism”

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  • Willful blindness to the true enemy
  • Marxist/socialist penetration of the US government
  • Dangers of classifying civilization jihad as a conspiracy theory

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  • Origins of the term “islamophobia”
  • Muslim Brotherhood infrastructure in use by violent jihadists

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  • “Countering Violent Extremism” Program passed by Congress
  • Zakat Foundation’s funding of NPR
  • Islamophobia labels and its use to silence opposition

Dallas College ‘Not Aware’ of CAIR’s Terror Ties Before Bumping Anti-Terror Class

514a0319-f1be-4180-a37c-319d1931e6c7Guandolo, a veteran of the FBI’s Washington field office, said, “these terrorist groups simply want to end all discussion about jihad.”

CounterJihad, by Paul Sperry, June 8, 2016:

A Dallas community college that backed out of hosting a counterterrorism training program for local law enforcement last week under pressure from the Council on American-Islamic Relations says it was “not aware” that the Muslim muscle group was under FBI investigation for ties to foreign terrorist groups.

CAIR gloated in a press release that it forced the “cancellation” of the accredited program presented by former FBI agent John Guandolo: “The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) today welcomed a decision by Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Texas, to cancel a June 3 ‘training’ event for law enforcement officers being offered by notorious Islamophobe and anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist John Guandolo.”

The press release, which was picked up by several media outlets including a major British newspaper, called the one-day seminar a “hate event,” since it dealt with jihad and Islamic laws of warfare that terrorists use to justify violence.

In an interview, Cedar Valley College President Jennifer Wimbish said the event was relocated, not cancelled.

“Cedar Valley College was asked to provide facilities for the program mentioned, which is geared toward law enforcement personnel in the area,” she said. “It is accurate to say that we received community feedback about the event, after which we talked with the program’s organizers, who then decided to relocate the training to an alternate site.”

“Specifically,” she added, “CAIR-DFW contacted CVC with concerns about the event.”

Wimbish declined to answer whether she knew CAIR was involved in terrorist activities. But in a separate interview, her spokesman Henry Martinez admitted that they were “not aware” of CAIR’s ties to foreign terrorist groups or banishment by the FBI.

The FBI has officially banned outreach with the Dallas chapter of CAIR, as well as the national office of CAIR in Washington, because CAIR was implicated in a major terrorism case that actually originated in the Dallas area — “US v. Holy Land Foundation,” which ended in convictions of senior U.S.-based Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas leaders and CAIR’s designation as an unindicted co-conspirator.

At trial, FBI agent Lara Burns testified that CAIR was a “front organization” for the terrorist group Hamas. CAIR and its founder remain on the Justice Department’s co-conspirator’s list, despite repeated requests to have the court remove their names. Assistant U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks argued “CAIR’s … conspiratorial involvement with Hamas” is “ongoing.” The award-winning prosecutor said CAIR was founded “to support Hamas.”

CAIR has also been implicated in a separate terrorism case in Virginia, “US v. Sabri Benkahla.”

“From its founding by Muslim Brotherhood leaders,” wrote Assistant U.S. Attorney Gordon D. Kromberg in the 2007 terrorism case involving CAIR, “CAIR conspired with other affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorists.”

The FBI says it won’t restore ties to CAIR until, as the associate FBI director Richard C. Powers informed Congress, “we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and Hamas,” which has been a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist group since 1995.

In his letter, Powers singled out current CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad as one of the non-profit group’s executives who is associated with Hamas. Awad, a Palestinian immigrant, has been the target of recent NSA and other counterterrorism surveillance.

In other words, CAIR and its leadership are under active criminal investigation for terrorism — a fact that most of the hosts of counterjihad training events don’t know prior to CAIR pressuring them to cancel such events.

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New York Post columnist and author Paul Sperry is a media fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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Good News Alert: UTT Law Enforcement Program in Dallas A Huge Success

uttUnderstanding the Threat, by John Guandolo, June 6, 2016:

UTT (Understanding the Threat) conducted a one-day program for law enforcement, prosecutors, military and citizens in Dallas (Texas) last Friday, infusing the attendees with heavy doses of reality about the jihadi threat in the United States, and, specifically, Texas.

The response from participants was unanimously positive.

“Everybody needs to hear and know this information,” a community leader from the Dallas area told members of the UTT team.

“This was the best program I have attended in all my time as a police officer.  I am stunned to learn of the threat to Dallas from the jihadi threat, and that the very organization opposing this presentation is a Hamas front group,” said a law enforcement officer who also preferred to be unnamed for this article.

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Hamas (Council on American Islamic Relations – CAIR) tried to shut down UTT’s Dallas program, but failed.  Despite the capitulation to Hamas by the leadership at the originally scheduled venue – Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, TX – and their reneging on their agreement to host the program, another venue was offered within hours and the program went off without a hitch.

Oddly enough, prior to the program in Texas, UTT published an article listing some of the evidence proving CAIR is a Hamas entity.  Read it now HERE.

Hamas is a designated foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. government and many others.

The host of the event, Pastor Stephen Broden – Senior Pastor at the Fair Park Bible Fellowship in Dallas – had this to say:  “The Understanding the Threat program is a sobering look at the Jihadi movement in America. The information provided in the seminar covers a thorough analysis of the movement through an assessment of its history and religious origins. Our nation is facing an authentic threat, one which is focus toward our very existence.  John (Guandolo) and his team are sounding the alarm as watchmen on the wall to all who would listen that America is under attack. We must respond or we will lose this great republic.”

The standard response from law enforcement, military, and civilian leaders across the country to the UTT programs is:  (1) they do not know the information presented; and (2) they believe the information is absolutely critical to protect the nation and create strategies to dismantle and defeat the jihadi network here.

UTT’s programs continue to open the eyes of leaders and law enforcement officials at all levels to the threat of suit-wearing jihadis like the leaders of CAIR, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Muslim Students Association (MSA), the Muslim American Society (MAS), the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), and so many others.

These jihadi (“terrorist”) groups simply want to end all discussion about jihad they cannot control. They want to shackle free speech so those who most need to hear the truth about who our enemies are, will not.

“As a highly educated executive, with ties to the special operations community, I’ve always considered myself well-versed on the Islamic Jihad threat we face today.  However, after attending the ‘Understanding the Threat’ conference in Dallas, Texas, the UTT team has elevated my awareness of this threat to a whole new level. I was awestruck at just how dire the situation is, especially here in Dallas. I immediately felt the sense of urgency to share this information with family, friends, fellow church members and local officials. This conference is a must for anyone who considers themselves a true American.”

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