Obama mum on Iranian protests

In a surprise to absolutely no one at The Glenn Beck Program, protests are starting to break out in more Middle Eastern countries, as protestors have been emboldened by the success of Egypt’s revolution. But why hasn’t President Obama come out in support of these new riots in countries like Iran? Glenn gave his reaction on radio this morning.

“Iranian police used tear gas and electric prods to crack down on the country's biggest anti‑government protest in at least a year.  Demonstrators, booed by activism in the Middle East returned to the country's streets by the tens of thousands yesterday.  The opposition reported that tear gas had been used and fired near Tehran University and the day planned for anti‑government rallies began largely peacefully, according to witnesses, with protestors marching silently or sitting in chanting,” Glenn read.

“But as common demonstrators' rank swelled, police and antiriot forces lined the streets, ordered all the shops to be shut down and responded at times with force, according to witnesses and opposition websites.  In a repeat of the official crackdown that helped snuff out months of spirited opposition rallies years ago, by day's end, online videos showed garbage bins on fire, protestors throwing rocks at police, and crowds clashing with motorcycle‑mounted members of the pro‑regime Basij militia.”

“Monday's protest came as calls for the regime change has led to the popular ousters of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak and the leader of Tunisia.  They mark a broadening from Iranian rallies that drew hundreds of thousands through 2009 and early 2010.”

“The rallies targeted what opposition leaders say was flawed presidential election.  They say it was ‑‑ they say unfairly returned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power.  The protests yesterday demanded that the supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini, the core power in the Islamic republic, step down.”

“Isn't it amazing that the administration has nothing to say about this?” Pat asked.

“No, no, no.  They sent Hillary Clinton out.”

“Only the president of the United States has the bully pulpit.  When the president of the United States comes out and says we support the people of Iran, we support the people of Iran on the street, that sends ripples all the way across the world.  That emboldens the people on the streets in Iran.  For him to say nothing is an outrage,” Glenn said.

“He's such a cost‑cutter and now he's doing the same thing with words.  He's just cutting them out.  For more impact.” Stu joked.

“Where is the president?  The silence on that question is deafening.”

UPDATE: After Glenn discussed this on radio, The President finally made mention following prompting by reporters.

After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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