For Immediate Release
April 24, 2017
Beth Harrison, Hamilton Strategies, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102
New U.S. News & World Report Survey: Most of Top 10 Religious Countries Are Muslim
American Pastors Network Addresses This News on ‘Stand in the Gap’ Radio Programming, As Well As How Christians Should Respond to Increasing Islam Influence
PHILADELPHIA—Last week, LifeZette.com reported on a U.S. News & World Report survey that found that of the top 10 Most Religious Countries, most are Muslim.
The American Pastors Network (APN, www.americanpastorsnetwork.net) focuses on news just like this, but from a biblical and constitutional perspective, on its popular daily “Stand in the Gap Today” program, which airs on nearly 425 radio stations across the country.
In fact, the topic is directly tied to the “Stand in the Gap Today” program airing Wednesday, April 26, on the subject of “Mosques in America.”
“Often, we are honored to welcome experts on Islam to our program, which gives Christians insight to the very real threat of Islam in our nation today,” said APN President Sam Rohrer. “This week’s program will look at where mosques are, why they’re here and what they teach. We believe that radical Islam is one of the greatest threats to American freedom, and the American Pastors Network urges pastors to become informed and educate their congregations about the dangers of Islam. Sharia Law is incompatible with, and mutually exclusive to, our Constitutional form of government.”
The U.S. News & World Report survey ranks Saudi Arabia No. 1 on a new list of the most religious countries in the world, noting that a “fierce religious identity dominates the Sunni-majority nation, with principles of the Koran, conservative Sunni teachings known as Wahhabism, and strict Islamic Sharia law present in all aspects of life,” reported LifeZette. The Most Religious Countries list is part of the overall 2017 Best Countries Rankings and looks at if religion is more than just a way of life, but also the law.
The religion ranking was determined after surveys were completed by over 21,000 citizens in 80 countries, LifeZette also reported. Other countries on the list include: Israel, Iran, India, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Jordan, Egypt, Oman and Turkey. The Muslim-dominated countries among those 10 are Saudi Arabia, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Jordan, Egypt, Oman and Turkey. Many Israeli people are Jewish, and Hinduism remains the major religion of India.
Rohrer’s guests on Wednesday’s “Stand in the Gap Today” program have extensive knowledge about many of these nations and the extremist sects within them, as well as here in America.
Former FBI agent John Guandolo is the founder of UnderstandingtheThreat.com (UTT), an organization dedicated to providing strategic and operational threat-focused consultation, education and training for federal, state and local leadership and agencies, and designing strategies at all levels of the community to defeat the enemy.
Guandolo, with an impressive military background, began an assignment with the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI’s Washington Field Office shortly after 9/11, developing an expertise in the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic doctrine, the global Islamic movement and terrorist organizations including Hamas, Al Qaeda and others. In 2006, he was designated a “Subject Matter Expert” by FBI Headquarters and created and implemented the FBI’s first Counterterrorism Training Program focused on these matters. A year later, Guandolo was presented the “Defender of the Homeland” Award by U.S. Senators Jon Kyl and Joseph Lieberman on behalf of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C.
Accompanying Rohrer and Guandolo will be UTT’s Vice President Chris Gaubatz, who began researching the threat of jihadi organizations in the United States in 2007 by posing as a Muslim convert and attending Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas conferences, gaining access as an intern with the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Virginia.
While working at the CAIR Maryland/Virginia office, Gaubatz uncovered a fraud scheme perpetrated by CAIR’s “immigration attorney,” who was defrauding Muslims in the community and lying about handling their immigration proceedings. When that office was shut down by CAIR in an effort to conceal this criminal activity, Gaubatz was invited by CAIR leaders to work at the Washington, D.C., headquarters. While undercover, he obtained more than 12,000 pages of documents and 300-plus hours of audio and video recordings. This experience was detailed in the book, “Muslim Mafia” by Paul Sperry and Dave Gaubatz.
To interview a representative from the American Pastors Network, contact Beth Harrison at 610-584-1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102.