Ex-FBI agent John Guandolo lost a gig training law enforcement officers in Texas this week. Cedar Valley College cancelled the training event that was scheduled for June 3.
The college had been criticized for inviting Guandolo, who has been characterized by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as “a disreputable character, who regularly attacks the US government, claims that the director of the Central Intelligence Agency is a secret Muslim agent for the Saudi government and says that American Muslims ‘do not have a First Amendment right to do anything’.”
The SPLC reported that in 2012, Guandolo accused then-nominee to head the CIA, John Brennan, of having secretly converted to Islam while in Saudi Arabia and that he was seeking to undermine the constitution in order to further radical Islamic ideas.
When it was announced that Guandolo would be speaking at Cedar Valley College, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) objected on the basis that Guandolo sowed hatred between American Muslims and their neighbors. “We would be happy to help provide alternate training relying on accurate and balanced information, and upholding American values of justice and equality,” the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter’s executive director said.
Guandolo’s measured response to CAIR was to write the following:
“What does CAIR have in common with ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the Taliban?
It is a terrorist organization which hates and violently opposes Free Speech.
Like ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the Taliban, CAIR is a jihadi organization. It is Hamas in the United States.
Don’t let the suits fool you.”
In late December, 2015, Guandolo said on a program that he hoped that “President Trump” would throw President Obama in jail for treason for promoting Marxism and Islamic terrorism.
He also issued a veiled threat against President Obama when he talked about purging the system.
“I think whoever the next president is, whether it’s Mr. Cruz or Mr. Trump or somebody else, they are going to have to literally purge, and I’m going to use the word ‘purge,’ the system,” he said. “They’re going to have to clean house in the bureaucracy for communists, Marxists and jihadists that are inside our system.”
It’s not clear that Guandolo has connected his having issued threats against the president with the fact that a law enforcement group may not think him the best instructor for a police training.
Guandolo resigned from his post with the feds in 2008 after admitting to having a relationship with a confidential source “that could damage an investigation.” He was also found to have solicited a $75,000 “donation” from an anti-terrorism group that was part of a corruption case against Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson.