An anti-Muslim group is suing King County for refusing to let it post controversial FBI advertisements on Metro buses, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.
The anti-terrorism ads previously ran until the FBI pulled them following complaints that the image, which depicts mostly non-white, Muslim terrorism suspects, perpetuated a negative stereotype of Muslims.
The New York-based American Freedom Defense Initiative claims King County violated its first amendment rights to free speech by refusing to let the ads run, the Post-Intelligencer wrote.
Former FBI agent John Guandolo, a controversial figure who has been described in some circles as a nationally recognized expert on the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamic Movement has authored a new book “Raising a Jihadi Generation.”
Guandolo has been praised for his knowledge of the Islamic world.
“Raising a Jihadi Generation needs to be in the hands of every police officer in America.” wrote a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy .
Andrew C. McCarthy, former chief Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, wrote: “Members of the government’s national security agencies who read Raising a Jihadi Generation, and who are wise enough to keep it nearby as a handy reference, will be far better equipped to protect the United States.”
But in other circles he’s been criticized for “Muslim bashing” and presenting an inaccurate assessment of the issues.
Ryan Lenz, in an article posted on the Southern Poverty Law Center earlier this year, wrote of Guandolo:
Oh sure, he’s already gone after college professors who weren’t sufficiently anti-Muslim. He’s identified mosques that he says are bases of operation for militant Islam. He’s asserted that Muslims have no First Amendment rights in America and aim only to “subjugate” the nation. But it was just last week that he made what may be his most remarkable claim yet, insisting that John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, is secretly a Muslim convert working to undermine the Constitution.
Mr. Guandolo served on the Washington Field Office SWAT team for over nine years and as its Team Leader for three of those years. He was a certified Undercover Agent, and served in a variety of assignments in that capacity. Mr. Guandolo was a Nationally Registered Paramedic, a First Aid Instructor, and served as an “Advanced Capability Medic” with the FBI. His career has included significant overseas travel to include many areas of Africa, Southwest Asia, Europe and elsewhere. In his last year and a half in the FBI, Mr. Guandolo served on a Surveillance Unit.
Mr. Guandolo currently works advising governments – U.S. and others – on matters related to National Security, specifically the threat from the Global Islamic Movement. He actively advises members of Congress, law enforcement, the intelligence community, military, National Guard, key community leaders, and others. He is an adjunct instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College and the U.S. Army War College, and is one of the authors of the “Shariah – The Threat to America,” the first comprehensive book on the threat from the Islamic Movement in the U.S. He has appeared on television and radio, and regularly publishes articles related to these matters in a number of media outlets.
The potential nomination of New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to the top position at Homeland Security has enraged Muslim-American groups, the Huffington Post reports.
Islamic groups said Kelly, as the head of the nation’s largest police force, oversaw the targeting of innocent Muslim based solely on their religion. Kelly also played a role in an anti-Islamic film, they said.
Kelly is believed to be a top choice of Obama to replace Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano.
“Ray Kelly has a proven record of violating Americans’ basic civil rights,” said Glenn Katon, legal director of Muslim Advocates, a civil rights group based in San Francisco. “His willingness to use discriminatory policing methods against innocent citizens should concern Americans of every faith, ethnic and racial background.”
The FBI is joining an investigation into an alleged terrorist threat in Nashville, News Channel 5 reports.
Amal Abdullahi, 29, was arrested last week on allegations she made terrorist threats to coworkers at CEVA Logistics, saying she was prepared to be a martyr for Allah and that nonbelievers should die, News Channel 5 reported.
According to interviews with coworkers, Abdullahi said nonbelievers should die and soon the country will be predominately Muslim.
After the company asked for charges to be filed, Abdullahi was jailed on a $50,000 bond, according to New Channel 5.