July 31, 2017

Civilization Jihad at Upstate New York’s Chautauqua Institution

The Chautauqua Institution, a non-profit educational center “originally the Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly, was founded in 1874 as an educational experiment in out-of-school, vacation learning,” according to its website.  Chautauqua supports theatre programs, debates on “The Suffrage,” hosts concerts with acts like Sheryl Crow, and is a significant driver for the Muslim Brotherhood’s jihadi Movement in the United States.

The major overtaking of Chautauqua by jihadis was led by Reverend Joan Brown Campbell, the Director of the Department of Religion at the Chautauqua Institution, and the first female to serve as the General Secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) and as Director of the US Office of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

As those who follow UTT know, the National Council of Churches (NCC) in the United States has long defended and advocated for terrorist/jihadi organizations, including many of the Muslim Brotherhood front groups.  The World Council of Churches has publicly called for Israel to release Hamas terrorists.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s stated method to overthrow the United States government and replace it with an Islamic State is “Civilization Jihad by OUR hands.”  They get our leaders in the religious, political, military, law enforcement, media, intelligence, educational, and business communities to do their bidding for them.

And that is just what Reverend Joan Brown Campbell and the leaders of Chautauqua have done since 2002 – right after 9/11.

Reverend Campbell brought Karen Armstrong to Chautauqua Institution, which opened the doors of Chautauqua wide to Saudi Arabia, the Muslim Brotherhood, and jihadis from all over the planet.  Armstrong is a former Catholic nun who defends jihadi martyrdom operations (“suicide bomber), advocates for jihadis, and blames 9/11 on United States and the West in general.  She works closely with numerous MB leaders around the globe.

Jihadi/Terrorist defender and advocate Karen Armstrong speaking at Chautauqua Institution

The Family of Abraham/Abrahamic programs, brought to Chautauqua by Armstrong and her jihadi allies, are Muslim Brotherhood operations which perpetuate the lie that Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are three Abrahamic faiths which worship the same God.  They never discuss the doctrinal components of Islam – which are the core of Islam – which call for the killing or subjugation of all non-muslims under sharia, nor do they mention that core Islamic doctrine teaches Jesus will return at the end of days and cast all Christians into hell for not converting to Islam and will slaughter all the Jews for being Jews (Bukhari 2222: Book 34, Hadith 169)

Imam Feisal Rauf at the Chautauqua Institution

Since 2002, thanks to Karen Armstrong with support from Reverend Campbell, Chautauqua has hosted senior Muslim Brotherhood jurist Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf each summer.  Rauf is the man behind the drive to build a mosque/Islamic Center at the site of the 9/11 attack in New York City through his Park 51 and Cordoba Initiative projects.  He is also a sharia scholar whose book, Islam: A Sacred Law, reads like an ISIS publication, stating the purpose of Islam is to establish an Islamic State under sharia.

Abdul Malik Mujahid speaking at Chautauqua Institution


ISNA’s (Hamas funder) Sayyid Syeed speaking at Chautauqua

Other suit-wearing jihadis Chautauqua brings in include:  Abdul Malik Mujahid, listed as one of the world’s 500 most influential muslims (2011-2015), is a former President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) which was identified as a part of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement by the Department of Justice in the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial ever successfully prosecuted in U.S. history (US v Holy Land Foundation, Dallas, 2008).  He is also the six time Board chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions and former Chairman of Hamas’ front organization the Council of the Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC).  Sayyid Syeed, the National Director for Interfaith outreach for the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).  ISNA was identified by the Department of Justice as a Muslim Brotherhood organization which directly funds the terrorist group Hamas, and whose stated goal is to wage “Civilization Jihad” in the United States to overthrow our government and replace it with an Islamic State; Dalia Mogahed, a leading female in the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamic Movement who works with several MB/Hamas organizations like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and others; Khalid Qazi, the founding Director of the Western New York chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC); and many others including Sulayman Nyang, Dr. Laila Al-Marayati, and Eboo Patel.

Dalia Mogahed speaking at Chautauqua Institution

Khalid Qazi speaking at the Chautauqua Institution

This entire Muslim Brotherhood Chautauqua operation supported by John Esposito, the Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim and Christian Understanding at the formerly Catholic Georgetown University.  Alwaleed bin Talal is a Saudi prince and one of the richest men in the world, who personally funds terrorists and Muslim Brotherhood operations – but I repeat myself.  John Esposito at Georgetown University is a close colleague of bin Talal, defends jihadis and Islam, and continues to act a an agent of Saudi Arabia, a foreign power. FARA alert.

NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani rejects $10 million check from Prince Alwaleed bin Talal because of his connections to terrorism

For 15 years, Chautauqua Institution has been the conduit for a successful Muslim Brotherhood Information Operation which has given the tens of thousands of people who attend their 9-week and individual programs a counter-factual understanding of Islam and the intentions of the Muslim Brotherhood.

This is a tremendously successful operation for our enemy.

Remember, this is Information Warfare.  This war is about propaganda and political influence operations. Its more about counterintelligence and espionage than it is about “terrorism.”

Just ask Congress about their IT penetration by muslims.

What can you do besides sit there, read this, and get angry?

  1. Ensure your church, pastor, and religious community is not involved in the Chautauqua Institution, the National Council of Churches, nor the World Council of Churches.
  2. Utilize UTT’s training programs for Churches and communities to ensure your pastor and church leaders do not unwittingly become tools for America’s enemies like the Chautauqua Institution.
  3. Contact the Department of Justice’s Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) office and give them the names of Karen Armstrong, John Esposito, Joan Brown Campbell, and others you believe are agents acting on behalf of a foreign power.
  4. Use social media to ask Sheryl Crow why she performed at a venue that supports terrorists, and see what other acts are coming to Chautauqua Institution soon and ask them the same thing.
  5. Utilize the resources available at www.UnderstandingtheThreat.com and deepen your understanding of the threat to America from the Islamic Movement.

Remember, the best-dressed and “nicest” muslim in the room, is the most dangerous.

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About JG
John Guandolo is a US Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).
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  6. It is the ultimate goal of all religions to strive for peace and understanding between all people. Regardless of race, religion, gender. This kind of rejection and hate for another culture is a racism comparable to the slave trade.

    • Corey, I have to ask you what Islamic Law you have read? UTT speaks and teaches truth about real national security threats to the United States. It is an unimpeachable fact that Islam’s doctrine is hostile to the civilized world. There is no such things as a “version” of Islam which does not teach jihad is mandatory until the entire world is ruled by Islam. It is why they teach this to children in Islamic elementary schools everywhere there are muslims. Name calling is not the same as intellectual inquiry, reason, logic, facts, and reality. If you get your understanding of Islam from a muslim, that is an unprofessional approach since Islam requires adherent muslims to lie to non-muslims. I encourage you to engage thoughtfully next time.

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  10. The day after 9-11 I rushed to Borders Book store and bought the only book there on Islam, by Karen Armstrong. That book was so confusing. Her ‘scholarship’ or my lying eyes? Fortunately, within month a good friend-librarian ( ironically she worked at Georgetown U. library! ) wrote a 20-page paper on her findings on Islam from the stacks. It was 100% different from Armstrong’s book. The library must have been pre-Espositio’s influence then.


    Correct paragraph 1, line 9 of the opinion I posted at 1424hrs. on 01Aug17 by deleting the numeral “14” and inserting in its place “7th”.

  12. OPINION:

    If an American nun were to show up in the U.K. having shedded the shackles of masochism 7 years after-the-fact (which according to her own words Karen Armstrong was able to do) I.e. for the express purpose of fomenting subversion there on behalf of sharia-adherent Muslim lunatics, which Karen Armstrong routinely does in the United States under the guise of functioning as a contextual genius, while in fact, illegally propagandizing in time of war in violation of the U.S. Code’s “FARA Act of 1938” on behalf of Islam’s psychotic attempt to advance, in their own words, the destruction of our country from within to impose the 14-century draconian madness they adhere to, known as “sharia”, on the American people, said misguided American would quickly find herself in London’s “Old Bailey” criminal court for a lunacy hearing — on the way to the slammer.

    Parenthetically (you can’t make this up), on 27.07.17 while (successfully) browsing for data contained in a 2004 document signed by 15000 scientists, including 52 Nobel Laureates and 63 recipients of the National Medal of Science Award charging the Bush-Cheney administration with “distortion of scientific knowledge for partisan political ends” in connection with the super-fine military grade nanothermite composite materials used as explosives in the controlled demolition implosion of World Trade Center building 7 on 9/11, I inadvertently came across an astonishing (since deleted) blog on the “Forum” page of Pravda.com consisting of a degrading pictorial-comparison and ensuing bizarre & rambling sequence of short paragraphs, some seemingly verging on incoherence, regarding alleged complicity of Robert Mueller III, penultimate Director of the FBI, as well as the bureau per se, in the 11.10.01 homicide of AUSA Tom Wales, in Seattle; I.e. threaded to his relentless investigation involving a illicit narcotics issue which involved the Clinton dynasty-Mueller-and the FBI. A New Yorker Magazine article of 06.08.07 consisting of 58 paragraphs surrounding said murder mentions none of that

  13. Thanks Skipper and all the boys at understanding the threat just tweeted that organization with a little bit of the cold hard truth of Sharia apologetics feeding alligators hoping to be eaten last said Churchill don’t think it do much good but it is multiple OBAMAGSAM

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  15. Another point: the Chautauqua program, at least in Grand Forks, ND in the 1980s, was heavily funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities. That means us, taxpayers.

  16. Fascinating article. The Chautauqua movement was started by two Methodist ministers. Sixty to seventy years later, the Methodists were one of the first denominations to trade the Great Commission from the book of Mathew, verse 28:19: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” for the World Council of Churches’ not great commission of social justice, equality and the evils of white racism.

    I first heard of Chautauqua at the University of North Dakota, which heavily promoted it back in the 1980s. Because of the university there, Grand Forks is a liberal city in a conservative state. The only two places I know of now with a year-round Chautauqua ‘tent’ presence, are Bayfield, WI & Boulder, CO, both hotbeds of leftism.

    The two ministers began their Chautauqua to expand religious instruction and flirt with social education lectures for the growing middle classes on vacation. I suspect it segued nicely with the birth and growth of the progressive movement, and wouldn’t be at all surprised if some of the ‘educational’ programs presented back then dealt with the incredibly popular ideas of eugenics, the temperance and union movements, plus the need for a “deep state,” to control America’s growing population, with seemingly educated bureaucrats.

    All these threads come neatly together after reading your article on the seemingly odd marriage of the Muslim Brotherhood and Chautauqua. Thank you very much for presenting this all but invisible info and for your vital suggestions of how we may push back.

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