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John Brennan, CIA nominee, may have converted to Islam: report

Tuesday, 12 February 2013
February 12:

A former FBI agent said on Saturday that there were indications that President Barack Obama’s CIA nominee John Brennan converted to Islam between 1996 and 1999 when he was the CIA station chief in Riyadh.

Agent John Guandolo, who retired from the FBI in 2008, told the U.S. Trento Radio Show that Brennan converted to Islam in Saudi Arabia and visited Mecca and Medina during the hajj season along with Saudi officials, who may have induced Brennan to convert.

In a Skype video interview with the radio show, Guandolo referred to a video showing Brennan saying that during his time in Saudi Arabia, he “marveled at the majesty of the Hajj and the devotion of those who fulfilled their duty as Muslims by making that pilgrimage.”

Guandolo concluded that this “video confirms Brennan converted to Islam” since non-Muslims are not allowed to visit Medina and Mecca especially during the Hajj season.

Brennan is a CIA veteran, among his previously held posts are the deputy national security advisor for homeland security and counterterrorism.

The 57-year-old was nominated by President Obama on Jan. 7 to head the CIA. He would succeed retired General David Petraeus, who resigned amid a scandal over an extramarital affair with his biographer.

Ex-FBI agent Guandolo, who is described as an anti-Islam activist by MSNBC that carried the story, said in the radio interview Brennan is “un-fit” to head the CIA.

“The facts (are)…confirmed by U.S. government officials who were also in Saudi Arabia at the time that John Brennan was serving …they were direct witnesses to his growing relationships with individuals who work with the Saudi government and they witnessed his conversion to Islam,” said Guandolo.

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muslims are obsessed with their religion!

Muslims are obsessed with their religion!Why is that a news?First thing he spoke something good about a place where only Muslims are allowed to enter and that made people to make wild assumptions that if he visited the place then he might be a Muslim. He is a CIA agent and they will visit any place they want and that might be the reason of him praising the visited place.Hundreds of people change religion every day in this world.Muslims should grow up.

Wait a minute

You are obsessed with your fake world, you are afraid of Truth, you are afraid of loosing what you love. This news really hurt you and you want to feel better by discounting.

We are children of Adam and we know little bit of each other.

well said brother

The Quran says the same that the non-believers will continue to decline the truth and they have a Iron collar on there necks on the day of judgement.

To Hindus

Everytime you hear about conversion you say, he or she was forced into.
Do you think some one like John can be forced into conversion.
He open his heart and with all sincerity reached out for Truthfullness and found Allah(swt).
That is all one needs.
So Shread out of your evil skins and seek forgiveness from Allah(swt) and accept the truth.


It is no use for us if he is a muslim or not as we have muslims doing all sorts of injustice to muslims. But unfortunately non-muslims believe more in Islam and Islamic brotherhood than muslims themselves. The one sounding alarm bells regrading the conversion might be thinking that as CIA chief Brennan would favour Islamic countries.

It is an altogether different matter what muslims also believe good for Islam. For example Shias are also considered muslims and their understanding good for Islam & muslim is altogether different than Sunnis.

And last but not the least Shaikh Hasan Banna Shaheed the founder of Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen of egypt was found to be a member of FreeMasons later. SO who can be trusted? Therefore Muslims do not have to become happy on conversion or renunciation of Islam as it is a matter of good/bad for the individual.

Silly comment

Please Dont Judge. You are really bad at it.

Convertion to Islam is at his own will. If he will truely follow Sunnah and Quran, yes Inshallah. If he will have soft cornor for muslims, inshallah he will. Muslims dont expect anything from him but Allah(swt).


This person is not the first or INSHALLAH he will not be last person to revoke to ISLAM.

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and mostly in US & Europe.

There are many persons who will find that after revoking to Islam they serve more than the other Muslims.

Regarding Sheikh Al-Bana, who told you that he was against Islam, he served all his life for the cause of Islam and INSHALLAH will regard to him for his services in JANNAH AAMIN.

You really have to correct yourself and should stop spreading false news.

Non Sense.....you people

Non Sense.....you people always blame Islam and muslims for Nothing cuz of u people our religion has always sufferred and made them to lookupon our religion with great enemity.

Muslims always contributed in forming decent society. did any muslim took a single penny from you,then why the hell you are blaming muslims ?????

I say submit yourself to Allah S.W.T

Do you even understand what

Do you even understand what he is trying say????

Kiya Huwa Chakn hakay likhay

Kiya huwa pasha chaakna khakay likhay jawab. Wo kidhar ja ray tum kidhar

Its his personal matter, why is worries John Guandolo ?

If John Brennan has converted, it is his personal matter. In a democratic and secular country you cannot discriminate someone on the basis of his faith. He should be made the head of CIA as per his performance.

John Brennan, CIA nominee, may have converted to Islam: report

This FBI agent may be is acting under some political strategy against the CIA officer in question - if that CIA officer had visited the holy cites alongwith Saudi officers, it only shows that all rules and laws are set aside to organize security and safety arrangements of VIPs. Thats all - too much is being read into this video - we just do not know what depth of professional & political rivalries are driving that FBI officer to make such allegations.


ALLAH the most generous to whom so ever he give hidayath he will never be mislead.

Now will see what steps the Obama administration takes if USA is really a secular and not anti muslim will he go ahead in appointing John Brennan for the top post.

will he take heed to discoverings of Guandolo.

and what our English media is doing not even this news came to there media houses

How many plans they made to destroy islam, ALLAH also made the plan and he is the best planner, from them he made some people converted to islam.

this resembles the Example of Harzrath Musa(AS) being raised in the palace of Firaun despite his decree for all new born boys to be killed.



Mashallah allah har gair

Mashallah allah har gair muslim ku hidayat de ke musalmaan banadey.

Imman Wala

Yah Allah sub se pehle Musalman koo Imaan wala bane de..Aur Allah ka Khauf paida karde.

Followers of Jesus and Moses Understand Islam

This should not be a surprise. Followers of Prophet Jesus(pbuh) and Prophet Moses(pbuh) are closer to Islam and Oness in God that is Allah (swt). Orignal Christians and Jews refer to God as Allah as well.

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