U.S. media is reporting that a former FBI agent with expertise in Islamic extremism and terrorism has said that all major U.S. organizations are controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood but that FBI officials are unwilling to act. According to the report:
A former FBI special agent told law enforcement and Homeland Security personnel that a network of Islamic organizations are working to incrementally implement Islamic law in the United States. During a presentation at the Bedford County Emergency Management Agency, former FBI agent John Guandolo briefed members about groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, which he claims is working with other Islamic groups to slowly implement Shariah, also known as Islamic law, which encompasses all areas of life……..Every major Muslim organization is controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, the former FBI agent said, which he said was formed to overthrow America and establish Islamic law. “They’re having great success of implementing Shariah law, I could give you a thousand examples,” Guandolo said. He said small concessions like installing foot baths, and colleges forced to have separate swimming times for Islamic men and women so not to offend Muslims, are other parts of the strategy. But Guandolo said that federal leadership is reluctant to act against these Islamic organizations due to political correctness and the threats of lawsuits. He said that Muslim groups will demand concessions on matters by saying, “You have to do this; you have to do this or I will be offended.” “The solution to this is you,” Guandolo said. “If you are looking to DHS, the FBI and Congress to solve this … you’re going to be woefully disappointed.” He said that FBI agents in the field “are working good cases,” but that the FBI leadership “is unwilling to do what the agents are asking them to do, which is to pony up and use some courage and start stepping on these people.” “This is political subversion, this is an insurgency in the United States,” he said of the Islamic movement. “Insurgency is thwarted at the local level and the tip of the spear is local police.” Guandolo also said that the group CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, is actually a front for the terror group Hamas.
The report also describes Mr. Guandolo’s background as well as his experience with the FBI:
Guandolo worked in the FBI since 1996, including nine years as a member of its SWAT team. After 9/11, he worked in the Bureau’s Washington Field Office’s Counterterrorism Division, developing expertise concerning Al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood organizations and the Islamic movement in the U.S. He now works with Stephen Coughlin, former Islamic Expert for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to advise leaders at the federal level and also brief local law enforcement about the Islamic threat at home. Coughlin was fired from his position with the Joint Chiefs following a report revealing opposition to his work by officials within the office of Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, according to a Washington Times report dated Jan. 4, 2008. Coughlin had run afoul of a key aide to England, Hasham Islam, who accused him of being a Christian zealot or extremist “with a pen,” according to defense officials, the report states……….[Guandolo] also said that he was threatened with his job no less than three times by superiors in the FBI “that told me we were creating waves in the Muslim community.”
A previous post has discussed a report that the FBI has recently cut off contact with CAIR as a result of the group’s origins in what was described as a “Hamas-support network.”As other posts had reported, the FBI has had an extensive “outreach” program involving CAIR.