Guandolo is using the Mississippi Regional Counterdrug Training Center to conduct his “Understanding and Investigating the Jihadi Threat” training from April 3-5.It is unclear who exactly booked Guandolo, a man who has made a career out of demonizing Muslims and promoting ludicrous Islamophobic conspiracy theories since his hasty exit from the FBI.
The Cruz bill states: "Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the intelligence community, shall submit a detailed report to the appropriate congressional committees. Since leaving the FBI, Guandolo has made a career based on Islamophobic statements, such as his claim that the former CIA director is a secret Muslim and that Muslims in America "do not have a First Amendment right to do anything." The Commandant of the US Army War College said Guandolo's "claim (in print) that he teaches at the Army War College and any other references (e.g., online) identifying him as an adjunct instructor here are simply untrue." The FBI withdrew from a event in 2015 after it became public that Guandolo was slated to speak there. Gaffney is a proponent of the conspiracy theory that Muslims are "infiltrating" the U. Cruz's "Muslim Brotherhood" act, calling it the "essential issue of the day." How the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act is Designed to Hurt American Muslims: In January, , legal director with the Center for Constitutional Rights told the Washington Post in the article ("How an obscure U. policy effort could hurt American Muslims") that the bill was, "part of a two-step process to delegitimize a great swath of American Muslim advocacy organizations," adding, "This is sort of a massive cudgel, if it were passed, that could really be used to question, to target, to harass advocacy organizations." The Post article also noted: "[I]t would mark the first time that the U. government has pursued the terrorist designation on ideological grounds. This initiative is concerned with controlling American Muslims, not with any issue pertaining to the Muslim Brotherhood in any practical or realistic sense." , author of the 2012 book "The Islamophobia Industry," told the Huffington Post in January that the bill, "opens up the door for a lot of really damaging possibilities, like endless prosecution of Muslim Americans that simply hold different political or religious positions than Cruz, [, Gaffney, Trump and that band of fear-mongers." CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.
John Guandolo's anti-Muslim training seminars have found a receptive audience with Arizona law enforcement. During Guandolo's three-day course for Arizona cops, he'll reveal what he claims is the "Islamic Movement's" threat to the Valley, and name local organizations and leaders he claims are tied to the terrorist group Hamas.
Next week, Guandolo will be making his third appearance in the Valley in the last five months to present his seminar, "Understanding and Investigating the Jihadi Threat." His point: Mosques in the U. In a phone interview Monday evening, I asked Guandolo for specific evidence that Hamas supporters -- "jihadis wearing suits," in his words -- were running Valley mosques."I write two articles a week.
(R-TX) controversial "Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act" was written by a disgraced former FBI agent who has made a career out of bashing Muslims and Islam.
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