Congressman Mark Siljander: “Why I went to prison”



Congressman Mark Siljander was crucified by the Zionists for the crime of trying to make peace between Christians and Muslims.

Listen to my interview with Mark Siljander:

Siljander’s book A Deadly Misunderstanding should be required reading for every American Christian. Please consider asking church groups in your area to sponsor one of his talks. Contact Ms. Amber Butler [email protected] .

Now he is out of prison and free to speak about the kangaroo court that railroaded him for the crime of being a peacemaker.

Below is the email I just received from him.



Dear Kevin,

The last time my name was publicized, I was discredited for ties to terrorism, accepting a plea bargain and serving in prison. Could anything sound worse? Finally, the time has come to undo the gag of silence and answer the difficult questions about what took place in these past six years.

Throughout my 15 years in various levels of government, I tried to make the world safer by political means. This failed. However, these experiences led me to revelations that address the needs of a dominant issue in our time—bridging the growing divide among Christians, Muslims & Jews. Over time this work produced a model for peacemaking and problem solving in complex crises in places like Iraq, Libya and Sudan. These efforts gained traction for peacemaking with U.S. & world leaders; while my controversial book on the subject, A Deadly Misunderstanding, was being readied for a major release. My approach required working with both friends and enemies of our country.

Unfortunately, certain “interests” felt bridging the faiths and forging alternatives to war was a betrayal of my former associations. My success brought not accolades but disdain, and was perceived as a threat to justifying our expanding intelligence/eavesdropping apparatus and the trillions spent fighting the “War on Terror.”

To support this exciting peace and faith bridging work, we raised funds for travel, research and writing. One donor, a 25-year-old U.S. based, government approved Muslim charity, was recommended by one of my Muslim associates in the work. The charity’s principals were later indicted on grounds of supporting terrorists and misappropriating US government grant funds. Those opposed to my work seized this opportunity to discredit me by insisting I testify against the charity. I refused to give a false testimony and was consequently indicted on outlandish charges of money laundering & conspiracy. This exploded into a media frenzy tying me with terror funding, even though the judge reminded prosecutors that the case had nothing to do with terrorism or national security. After four years of exaggerated accusations, all major charges were dropped, leaving only obstruction of justice for claiming to the FBI that I had not lobbied for the Muslim charity and not registering as a lobbyist.

So why prison if I’m innocent? Two Muslim co-defendants, whom I had never met or even spoken to, were granted immunity from prison by testifying (falsely) I had lobbied for them. In a bizarre turn of events, weeks before my scheduled trial I fired my court appointed lawyer of 2.5 years for failing to file necessary motions on my behalf, thus placing the strength of my defense in jeopardy. Also in June of 2010, the Supreme Court issued an interpretation of the Patriot Act, which stated that simply advising “peace” to terrorist entities constituted “material support of terrorism.” Prosecutors implied to my lawyer that if I refused to agree to their plea bargain and I won at trial, I would face indictment a second time in regard to my peacemaking “advice” in countries designated as terror nations. I would then face up to 15 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. Finally, on the eve of trial, the Muslim charity itself was added to a terror list. If I had gone to trial and lost, the prosecutors would have had the power to add a decade to my jail time. The Justice Dept. has a documented 98% conviction rate.

You can only imagine the inner turmoil of being placed in a position of having to parse the meaning of technical words in order to ‘confess’ to things I had not done. Nonetheless, my legal team, that included some of the best minds in the profession including a former US Attorney General, was unanimous in advising me to plead guilty. Not to do so risked too much.

Yes, I hated prison… but I am a better humbler man for experiencing the sorrow and degradation. Yet, I hope my actions will show that I hold no bitterness. At the end of my prison term I was diagnosed with an extremely rare and fatal cancerous tumor. Treatment included intensive radiation and radical surgery. I am delighted to report that I am gratefully cancer free, and free of all legal obligations regarding my case.

I am ready and energized to continue peacemaking and to speak about the life altering lessons drawn from my honored yet crushing journey. Today’s conflicts continue to weigh on my heart, spirit and mind. I have been happy to receive several invitations to speak in the last few months and am open to further engagements. Please feel free to contact Ms. Amber Butler [email protected] for speaking opportunities. I welcome your renewed participation as we continue on this journey.


Mark Siljander
Former Member of the U.S. Congress
Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. (alt delegate)

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Kevin Barrett

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is Host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly LIVE call in radio show. He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.

Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.

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  2. It sounds a lot like what happened to former CIA Asset Susan Lindauer. I wonder if they have read each other’s books?

  3. Another great article by Dr. Kevin Barrett which shows how American Politics are really being run. The zio banksters and their henchmen the ADL, SPLC, Aipac and numerous “purchased” privatized intel assets in fbi, cia, nsa, dod, set up these fake crimes and place folks in prison. Doubt this just ask Stew Webb, a great American Hero who was the first to expose this Mispucka gang that runs America and had this done to him. Or the hundreds of former CIA contra pilots that were jailed to discredit them so they couldn’t testify. Unfortunately, this is standard ope`rating procedure and the while USG and media is run by sophisticated blackmail ops run by this RICO crime syndicate. David Duke, Ph.D. has done some great reporting on this syndicate, the world’s biggest crime syndicate.

  4. What a sad but uplifting tale. Congressman Siljander mut be accorded a place on our national list of patriots and heroes.

    Many others however, including senior officials in the current Al Qaeda supporting administration, are actually very clearly providing material support to terrorism. When will impeachment and prosecution begin?

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