Why the love affair with the Muslim Brotherhood?

Most people had a great weekend. They got to spend time with their friends and family. They got to watch the Super Bowl, maybe even see Christina Aguilera (poorly) sing the National Anthem. But Glenn made sure to bring everyone back to reality – and potentially depression – with his opening monologue on Monday’s radio show.

What had Glenn so worried? He had been talking all last week about the idea of “The enemy of my enemy is not my friend”, meaning that just because you have a common enemy  with someone does not mean you should be in alliance with that person. Glenn has used the phrase to criticize the U.S. backing Mubarak in Egypt over some of the other radical options like the Muslim Brotherhood, and today he used the phrase to discuss some of the really bad people and groups aligning over the Middle East crisis.

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.  Meaning, if they want to destroy it and I want to destroy it, or in our case we're in bed with Egypt.  With Mubarak.  He is a brutal, bad man.  But the enemy of my enemy is my friend.  He would stand up for Israel, he would hold back the people like the Muslim Brotherhood and so we made him our friend.  He's not our friend,” Glenn said.

“And we have allowed evil into our own camp.  We have said we stood for truth, justice, and the American way.  Well, what is the American way?  The American way apparently is to get into bed with brutal dictators.  That's not the American way.  It never has been.”

But now, America is OK with the Muslim Brotherhood getting involved with Egyptian politics. 

“And now the Muslim Brotherhood.  Now we're willing to get into bed with the Muslim Brotherhood because, well, you've got to -- no, you don't!  Do we have no values?  Yes, we do.  And if we don't discover them soon, we're in trouble.”

“Ahmadinejad, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea.  A force for good or evil?”

“If we don't stand together, evil will cover this planet and we will go into a very long period of darkness.  But we better find the light soon, and we better stop playing the games of politics.  Because this ain't about who's going to win the next election,” Glenn said.

“The world is being divvied up.  This isn't about America.  It is because I think we are for the very first time, we're on the wrong side of history.  We've been on the wrong side of history before from time to time but never like this.”

So what are leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood saying? Pat translated some of the words of Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, who “reaches at least 40 million people every single week.”

“He says, O, Allah, take this oppressive tyrannical band of people.  O, Allah, take this oppressive Jewish Zionist band of people.  O, Allah, do not spare a single one of them.  O, Allah, count their numbers and kill them down to the very last one,” Pat translated Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi.

“Throughout history Allah has imposed upon the Jews people who would punish them for their corruption.  Their last punishment was carried out by Hitler.  By means of all the things he did to them, even though they exaggerated this issue, he managed to put them in their place.  This was divine punishment for them.  Allah willing the next time will be at the hand of the believers,” said Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi (Pat translated).

“You got it?” Glenn asked.

“It makes no difference what others choose to do.  It makes a difference what you choose to do and how you live your life.  I truly believe that we are fighting the forces of evil on this planet.  An if anybody wants to make fun of that, that's fine.  If anybody wants to dismiss that as crackpot, that's fine.  I'm totally fine with that.  There is evil.  And you can either recognize it or not.  But the same kind of socialist ideas, the same kind of fascist ideas were embraced in Germany and in Italy.  And those two reached out to the Islamic extremists of their day as well.  And the Islamic extremists joined the socialists.  It is the same coalition.  It is the same ideas,” Glenn said.

Christians are conflicted when it comes to President Donald Trump. Some proudly support him and his policies, while others just can't accept the man behind the boorish language.

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On Thursday's radio program ,Glenn interviewed Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, who described what it was like attending a President Trump rally as a Democrat. She told Glenn Beck that crossing party lines is nearly forbidden in liberal circles but she branched out anyway — and learned quite a bit about the other side.

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Ryan: Bernie at the airport Holiday Inn

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Some poor guy booked a hotel at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Des Moines on February 3, 2020, assuming it would be a harmless Monday night. Only to find himself in the middle of an overflowing Bernie rally on the night of the caucuses.

For the record, the man was not a Bernie Sanders supporter. Far from it. He popped his head backward when I told him where I work, smiling. Well, grinning, to be precise.

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After her speech, Klobuchar wandered into the crowd, immediately submerged. Selfies. Everybody wanted them. A minute later, the other candidates began to appear on screen, giving speeches.

"Bernie," asked Justin Robert Young, host of Politics Politics Politics.

"Bernie," I said, and we paced to the car and lurked out onto the depopulated streets and the trenchant cold. But we were both bright with excitement, a couple of detectives. The valet attendants in their satin outfits saw two oddities, and they were right.

Justin Young and I had just left the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for Amy Klobuchar's "Amy for America caucus night party." She gave her speech, in a brilliant maneuver. I skated the Nissan down empty streets, quietly listening to Bernie's speech on the Iowa Public Radio station.

"I love this, what we're about to do," I said, gripping the wheel, words hurried, leaning forward, tapping my left boot. "We're going to hear Bernie talking, then we'll park, then walk through some doors and we will stroll into that very room as Bernie is giving the speech that's being broadcast to millions of people."

It was like how in the game Mario Bros., Mario can jump into giant green storm drains, occasionally. Like leaping into the television and joining the cast.

"There's nobody out on the roads," one of us said. "Holiday Inn, right up there." As broad-winged commercial airplanes floated overhead. We scoured for a parking spot and each second felt wasted. Urgent. We needed to be inside that hotel. But there was nowhere to park. Even the illegal spots were taken. Cars had creviced every inch of parking lot and curb and all that, had even jammed into dark pyramids of sludge.

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Rita Dove wrote, "I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on."

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There were so many more journalists press at Bernie's event that the only media spots left were in the overflow room, which itself seemed at capacity. Dank, too. With a heavy vibe, like a sinister library.

The entire hotel exuded gloom. A quietness you hear in locker rooms after a game that should have ended differently.

Bernie supporters, dazed, stomped out into the snow, or to the bathrooms, or just in need of a bit of stomping.

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Back to Beechwood Lounge, where we watched the Super Bowl a day earlier. Although it felt like a week had passed since then.

Approaching midnight, by that point.

Because Justin consumes politics with an all-encompassing urgency. As if it's a duty. He's clearly studied history and politics for years. Part historian, part political scientist, but also part reporter and part comedian. On one hand, he's guided by the old school approach to journalism. Objectivity. Solemnity. Accuracy.

An American has the right to tell nobody who they voted for. Or maybe it's a cultural thing.

Snow everywhere you look, piles of it full of gas and oil, and rubbish as well. That day was unseasonably warm. The next would plummet us into literal freezing. The kind of day that slows everyone down. With all that ice, you have to be cautious about every step.

Shame is for the uninitiated.

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In 1990 Michael Bloomberg's employees created a short book full of crude, sexist, and shocking quotes he allegedly said at work, including one story that has him telling a female employee to "kill it" after she announced she was pregnant. Sadly, that story has him fitting right in with the Democratic party in 2020.

The booklet, titled, 'Wit & Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,' has resurfaced to haunt the Democratic presidential candidate after "The Washington Post" published the full text on Saturday.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn) shared some of the less colorful (many were too lewd to be repeated on radio,) but no less disgusting quotes.

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