QUESTION #4: Why are our leaders and the general public so unaware of the true nature of the mosques and jihadi Islam and how is your group, Understanding the Threat, raising awareness and educating on this issue?


John Guandolo:

“I would say … To answer the question of the public, it’s because their pastors and their churches have been silent for 16 years since 9/11. That’s, I would say, for the general public. I think if you’re in the public and you’re still expecting the US media or any media, quite frankly, to educate you on these things … And when I say media, I’m talking about like mass media. Obviously, there are shows like yours that we work with and there are some at the national level, Breitbart, that writes about some of these things and others, but shows like yours are rare, where you’re actually laying it out truthfully and in great detail, so that’s the public side.

Why don’t our leaders know it? There’s a whole different issue there. If you’re a homemaker or you run your own business and your duties do not include national security responsibilities and you don’t know what we’re talking about, well that’s not a good thing, but there’s no legal liability there. If you swear an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and you don’t know what we’re talking about now and this is easily identifiable information, then you’re negligent. Your unprofessional in your duties. If Americans are dead in places like Dallas, Fort Hood, Arlington, Virginia, Ft. Lauderdale, Little Rock, Arkansas, then that’s criminal negligence, and we put doctors and lawyers in jail for that, and we should.

Chris Gaubatz:

“…From our experience of understanding the threat traveling around the country and training law enforcement on this, whether it’s a group of 50 law enforcement officers or whether it’s a group of 300, we always do this. We do a training program. Usually our flagship training program is three days on understanding the Jihadi threat, and when we ask them at the beginning and at the end of the program … Or at the end of the program, if they knew the information that we told them and that we trained them on, all of a sudden none of the hands go up.

When we ask them, “Is this information that we have trained you over the last three days critical to protecting your communities?” all their hands raise up, so they understand that … Once they hear the information and once they’re trained on this, they understand it. The problem is because of groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and other Jihadi organizations they never get the training in the first place.

That’s really where this war is being won or fought. This war is a war of narratives primarily, and that is where we are losing the war badly. Federal agents are not getting trained, state and local law enforcement is not getting trained unless they’re being trained by us, because we’re the only organization in America that is doing this type of training. “

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