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FOIA Requests

John Guandolo/Understanding the Threat Requests

FOIA Request Overview

Muslim Advocates has filed a series of state and federal public records requests regarding John Guandolo—a former FBI agent who regularly espouses anti-Muslim rhetoric—who provides trainings to law enforcement agencies and other entities through his company, Understanding the Threat.

For close to a decade, Mr. Guandolo has toured the country, claiming during public appearances, presentations, and internet posts that a vast conspiracy exists among Muslim groups to “overthrow America and establish Islamic law.” Through such inflammatory rhetoric, Guandolo has sought to indoctrinate local law enforcement authorities and communities with anti-Muslim prejudice.

Matter Details

Date filed: Various (2017-2018)
Status: Some pending, some closed.