Appearing on the “Stand In The Gap” radio program earlier this week, anti-Islam activist John Guandolo suggested that Trump administration adviser Sebastian Gorka may in fact be a radical Islamist plant.
Guandolo, a disgraced former FBI agent who now serves as a right-wing anti-Islam activist, was discussing a battle that he and other radical anti-Islam activists like Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer are waging against Muslim activist Zuhdi Jasser, after Jasser labeled extremist activists like them “Alt-jihadists” who “support, empower, flaunt, and legitimize Islamist radicals and their leaders by branding all Muslims and all Islam as one and the same, and deeming us all to be enemies of freedom.”
Gorka, who is currently at the center of a separate controversy over his ties to a Nazi-affiliated group, was a well-known anti-Islam activist in his own right before being tapped to serve as a deputy assistant to President Trump. But now Guandolo is raising questions about Gorka’s loyalty because Gorka and Jasser spoke together at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last month.
When Gary Dull, one of the co-hosts of the “Stand In The Gap” program, asked Guandolo whether it was possible that both Jasser and Gorka could be “plants by the jihadists,” Guandolo said that it was quite likely that Jasser was running a stealth jihadi influence operation on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood or some other radical Islamic movement.
Guandolo then stated that when it comes to Gorka, he “has his own very significant national security problematic issues.”
“I don’t think that it’s out of the realm [of possibility] that there are deeper national security problems with him,” Guandolo said, “and I would love to see a deep analysis of his background and a deep analysis of exactly what’s behind what he’s doing. I think that your question opens up the door for more questions … There are a lot of questions about his background.”
Guandolo warned people not to be fooled by Gorka’s seemingly hard-line views about Islam because “it sounds good, but this is why information operations and propaganda work.”