The Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies
Informant Development to Fight the War on Terrorism: Jihadist Islamic Doctrine for Law Enforcement Officers
An important seminar for Law Enforcement Officers to learn how to successfully identify, develop and recruit useful informants and sources for the local fight against terrorism.
This course will train Law Enforcement Officers how to:
* Identify, approach and recruit sources to identify, penetrate and report on the potential Jihadist problems within their jurisdiction.
* Provide the tools and tactics required to identify and develop counterterrorist informants/sources.
* Understand the differences between development of general criminal informants/ sources and the development of counterterrorism informants/ sources.
[The term "informants" refers to FBI covert agents who try to induce young and gullible US muslims to prepare terrorist plots by providing them advice, money and equipment]
This course will provide you with an understanding of Jihadist Islamic Doctrine:
* A detailed knowledge of the process of radicalization and training directed against Muslims by Jihadists to recruit them to support or conduct acts of terrorism.
* The Jihadist interpretation of Islamic Doctrine and Law to justify terrorism.
* Tactics to use when talking to people within your community who are in a position to support law enforcement’s fight in the war on Jihadist Terrorism.
[The course teaches FBI personnel how to fake Muslim suicide notes and other such evidence]
Course is taught by:
* David G. Major, President, CI Centre President. Senior FBI Supervisory Special Agent, retired with 24 years of service. Well-known expert in counterintelligence and counterterrorism.
* Dr. Tawfik Hamid, Former member of the extremist Islamic group Jamma’a Islameia, current Islamic thinker and reformer. Provides a unique understanding of the jihadist mindset, how people are recruited into being a terrorist and what LEO's should look out for and do to successfully deal with jihadists in their community. Author of "The Roots of Jihad" and "Inside Jihad".
* and others
All law enforcement officers know that informant/source development and handling is essential to identify, prevent and/or solve terrorist attacks on their community. Law enforcement officers also know it is essential to understand the “mindset” and “belief structure” of any individual they are trying to recruit as a source of information. This seminar is specifically structured to provide these skills to law enforcement officers recognizing that homeland security is local security.
The development of a “terrorist” informant is different in many ways from the development of general “criminal? informants. It is essential that law enforcement officers are provided the tools and tactics to target and recruit informants in this new evolving war with Jihadist terrorism. Accordingly it is essential that the officer have a working knowledge of this belief base threat to understand and discuss the Jihadist justification for their actions based on the Jihadist interpretation of Islamic Doctrine.
Rules of Professional Conduct hold that professionals have a duty to be competent, and this includes the requirement to inform oneself of the subject matter by taking the necessary time to prepare oneself to a standard of preparedness necessary to provide successful responses to situations which may arise. To respond against the Jihadist criminal and active measure operations, we have a professional responsibility to first understand the worldwide modern-day Jihadist movement, their mindset and motivation; and then understand how to fight the enemy.
This important course includes an honest, detailed background discussion of what the radicalization process teaches about Islam to potential jihadist recruits and how Islam is used by extremists to justify the Militant Jihadism. It examines the roots of Islam from its foundation by Mohammed’s first revelations in 610, through the pre-modern Jihadist era ending with dissolving of the Caliphate in 1924, to the modern Jihadist era.
The seminar introduces key concepts to understanding Islam today such as: who was Muhammad, the origins and importance of the Qur?an and the Sunnah, what does abrogation mean, the importance of the Mecca and Medina Suras, what is the meaning of Jihad and salvation, why Islam is more than a religion, the origins and importance of Sharia or Islamic Law, what is Dhimmitude and why is it important.
The course also examines the importance to know about: the first four Caliphs; the difference between Sunni and Shi’a; the importance of the Battle of Karbala in 680 and the significance of the 12th Imam and the Blue Mosque to Shi’a and how it relates to Iran’s threat to the world today. The seminar explores the multiple efforts to spread Islam in order to achieve world domination. This expansion began in 633 as Islam spread throughout the Mecca/Medina region into Africa, Spain, Persia and the Middle East. The questions of what really took place during the Crusades that took place from 1095 to 1204 and how it is important to understand them in relation to the Islamic Threat today are discussed. The expansion of Islam until it was contained at the Battle of Vienna in 1683 is reviewed, and why the date of September 11 has great historical significant to the Militant Jihadist.
This course explains the roots of modern terrorist actions driven by todax’s modern Jihadist era which were revived by the Sunni sect in 1928 and the Shi’a sect in 1979.
The seminar explores the resurgence of the Sunni Islamic terrorist movement in 1928 with the establishment of the Muslim Brotherhood following World War I. The seminar will provide background for the students to understand and interpret events that are currently unfolding in the Middle East and around the world, relating to the Israeli-Arab Conflict and the world wide war on Islamic terrorism. Between 1918 and 1936, the majority of the Middle Eastern countries, such as the Palestine British Mandate, Syria, Transjordan, Iraq, a freer Egypt and Lebanon, were established by Great Britain and France. Most of these countries were granted independence only after terrorist operations were directed against Britain and France in the region. The background behind, and rational for and importance of, the establishment of the State of Israel in the region is also explained in detail.
The significance of the 1948, 1957, 1967, 1973, 1982 and 2006 wars between the Arab countries in the region and Israel and their impact on the Islamic world are explained in detail. These events had a direct impact on the growth of Islamic-based terrorism in the modern era. The importance of the Iran Revolution of 1979 and the emergence of Shi’a based terrorism and the terrorist organization Hezbollah is examined and put in context to understand todax’s Islamic Threat.
The law enforcement officer developing informants must under have a working knowledge of the roots of the terrorist actions observed by todax’s Jihadist such as the phenomena of “taqiyya?