Islamic Extremism Rising

With Glenn on vacation for the holidays, we’re counting down the top Glenn moments of 2012. What were this year’s highlights? Stay tuned to the Glenn Beck newsletter to find out!

Islamic Extremism Rising
When the media blindly cheered the Arab Spring without any warnings whatsoever, Glenn was the lone voice in the media raising questions. His reward for simply stating the obvious was, as usual, a round of arrogant mockery from the establishment media. In the nearly 2 years since the uprising began in the Middle East Glenn has been right more than wrong. TheBlaze released two stunning documentaries, Rumors of War 3 and The Project, featuring in-depth analysis of radical Islamic movements, the progress they’re making and what their plans are for the future.

The prime example of Islamic extremism rising in 2012 was without a doubt the Sept 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi that took the lives of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American serviceman. Despite the attack being clearly orchestrated by an organized terror group, the Obama administration made the case (and stuck to it repeatedly) that an anti-Islamic video sparked the violence. Later it was found the video had virtually no views before the 9/11 attack, debunking that theory once and for all. Glenn had a more plausible theory, one which was backed up by several others in the media — but despite the embarrassing & inconsistent response by the administration, Benghazi (shamefully) never became a damaging issue during the election. Only recently have State Department officials stepped down from their positions due to their grossly inadequate response to the deadly attacks. Glenn’s emotional interview with the father of one of the former Navy Seals who died in the attack was extremely powerful and gave insight to how the administration bungled the response.

Islamic extremism on the rise was a major story in 2012 and TheBlaze’s coverage was 2nd to none.

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If you wanted any verification on the rumors about soaring gun sales, you didn’t have to look any further than Twitter this Christmas. Many took to social media to show off the presents they received this year, including the proud owners of new guns. See their posts and pictures HERE.

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