National Muslim Advocacy Day, being held Monday on Capitol Hill, is a cunning bid by radical Islam to gain political power in the U.S., counterterrorism expert John Guandolo tells Newsmax TV.
"This kind of event has several key elements to it. The first is they're trying to declare the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations is a Muslim political party in the U.S. and candidates are going to have to be vetted by them," Guandolo, a former FBI agent, said on "The Steve Malzberg Show."
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"It's also a demonstration to the Muslim community in the U.S. and outside the U.S. that they have a very heavy hand inside our leadership realm and inside Washington, D.C.
"Because here are open Hamas organizations — the American Muslims for Palestine, the Council on American Islamic Relations — and they're just wandering freely around the D.C. area."
The U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations describes itself as "a coalition of leading national and local American Muslim organizations."
The event is expected to draw Muslim delegates from across the nation and will "connect national, regional and state Muslim organizations, community members with more than one-third of the U.S. House of Representatives and a half of the Senate," the group said in a statement.
But Guandolo — author of "Raising a Jihadi Generation: Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood Movement in America,"
published by Guandolo Associates LLC — said the event is a "smaller piece in the larger civilization jihad."
"[That] is the term the Muslim Brotherhood's strategic memorandum says that they are doing. So this political warfare, subversion, and propaganda … fulfills a part of that," he said.
"No. 1, they have a political presence. [And] It's political warfare in the sense they're establishing a much louder voice, at least in their opinion, up on Capitol Hill.
"And [there's] the idea that, 'Hey, members of Congress, if you don't accept us, then you obviously are racists, bigots, and Islamophobes.'''
Guandolo said he was surprised some participants would even be allowed on Capitol Hill "without the FBI, DHS, and Capitol police arresting them — because these guys are leaders of Hamas in North America."
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