In an interview with Virginia talk radio host Rob Schilling earlier this month, disgraced former FBI agent and anti-Muslim activist John Guandolo said that he was excited about the prospect of charging churches, media outlets and politicians who give “aid and comfort” to Muslim-American groups with “material support of terrorism” and then “putting some of those people in jail.”
Schilling asked Guandolo about his hope that the U.S. will designate the Muslim Brotherhood, which Guandolo claims is linked to any number of Muslim-American groups, as a terrorist organization. “What happens when that happens?” he asked.
Well, first of all, a lot of things can happen. They are a terrorist organization so they should be designated as such. That means that you don’t have to go a layer deep or two layers deep. Once you can identify ISNA, NAIT, CAIR, the Muslim Students’ Association, the Islamic Circle of North America, the Muslim American Society, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, et al, the Islamic Society of Greater Virginia for instance, as Muslim Brotherhood organizations, then those are necessarily terrorist organizations. And not only can their leaders be charged, their property be seized, but anybody that is giving them aid and comfort can now be charged with material support of terrorism. So all of your local media, your local churches, your local politicians that show up to give aid and comfort, they can now be charged with federal terrorism charges. And that would be exciting to put some of those people in jail.
Guandolo also called on the federal government to “flex its muscle” when it comes to public colleges and universities, and withhold federal funds from states whose universities are acting as sanctuary campuses for immigrants, are “supporting Marxism” or “have jihadi organizations on their campuses.”
Later in the program, in response to a question about the white nationalist Alt-Right, Guandolo nonsensically responded with a discussion of how the law enforcement trainings he leads contain a section on how American law is based on the Bible and the government can’t pass laws that contradict it.
“So that doesn’t mean our government is a theocracy,” he said, “but it means the moral standard and the basis for our law and government for the founders is the Bible and the law of nature. And when you understand that, it answers all kinds of questions for judges and for legislators. But, specifically, Blackstone’s Commentaries, again, used as the law in this country for the first 150 years, says you cannot legislate any laws that contradict the law of nature or holy scripture. And that’s the basis for our law and government. And I think we can just begin the discussion there, but I think you can see where that clarifies a lot of both legal issues and social issues here in the United States.”