Two years prior to becoming CIA Director, during his tenure as Homeland Security Advisor in 2011, John Brennan stated emphatically that counterterrorism policies would not be based on a “feckless delusion” of an Islamic Caliphate, calling the idea “absurd”. Last year, in the weeks prior to Brennan being sworn in as CIA Director, former FBI Agent John Guandolo made the explosive claim that Brennan converted to Islam while a CIA Station Chief in Saudi Arabia during the 1990’s.
(h/t Right Scoop)
There are essentially two entities that seek the return of an Islamic Caliphate – the Muslim Brotherhood and the nation state of Turkey as it is currently constituted. It is known that Brennan has embraced Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the U.S. One of several examples can be found in his 2010 speech, which included a telling Q and A session at NYU, as Shoebat.com reported.
Brennan opened his speech by thanking then ISNA President Ingrid Mattson for the kind introduction she gave him. ISNA is a Muslim Brotherhood front group. Also in attendance was Salam al-Marayati of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and Omar Shahin, President of North American Imams Federation (NAIF) and notorious ‘flying imam’. Recently, Shoebat.com wrote about Shahin’s connection to a highly suspect mosque in New Jersey.
The point of all this is that since 2011, the agendas of both the Brotherhood and Turkey have been served by the Obama administration. As the recent declaration by ISIS that it has formed a Caliphate demonstrates, the possibility of such a return warrants far more credibility that Brennan’s dismissal of it. ISIS is an extension of the Muslim Brotherhood and the current government of Turkey seeks to use a willing Brotherhood apparatus to create the Caliphate Brennan has not only denied but mocked, smearing those who expressed such concerns.
Watch Guandolo in 2013, making the claim that Brennan converted to Islam and that as such, he is either a dupe or a traitor. Should Brennan one day be forced to address the charge, mocking it might be a bad idea. When it came to his mocking the notion of a Caliphate, it hasn’t worked out so well: