A 'New York liberal' talks to Glenn about a topic the mainstream media won't cover

Over the course of the last few months, Glenn has sat down with several individuals who could only be described as "strange bedfellows." On Thursday's Glenn Beck Program, the trend continued with self-described "New York liberal" and author Joy Brighton joining the program to discuss her new book Sharia-ism Is Here: The Battle to Control Women and Everyone Else. In the book, Brighton seeks to distinguish the religion of Islam from the politics of what she has termed “Sharia-ism.”

“I’m sitting with you because I wasn’t invited by CNN or MSNBC, because something about what I’m saying today, they don’t want said,” Brighton said. “Which is symptomatic [of] the problem.”

Brighton defines Sharia-ism as a “political movement to control," and she compared it to communism or fascism. While communism and fascism never took real hold in the United States, Brighton argues that Sharia-ism has because it operates under the “cover of religion” and an enormous number of “petrodollars.”

"What I do is pull it apart and say, okay, let’s put the religion over here… Islam is a religion… And let’s look at the politics over here," Brighton explained. "And when you start looking at the politics over here, you get a sense of what’s going on because there’s this new bully on the street. And this bully is walking around stepping on women’s rights and free speech. But every once in a while he mentions religion, and everybody backs away. So he’s getting a free pass to do all this because, well, you know, we don’t want to go there. And this is what’s going on."

According to estimates, hundreds of thousands of women in the U.S. have suffered female genital mutilation and forced marriages. Brighton said young women are being sent to countries like Pakistan and Sudan where they are forced to marry "some strange relative" and bring him back to the United States.

“Now she’s under the thumb of a Sharia-ist," Brighton said. "She doesn’t even experience Islam, the religion! She experiences control.”

While Glenn and Brighton might not see eye-to-eye on many things, he greatly admires her resolve and bravery.

"I will tell you, I think you’re an amazingly brave woman… I mean, good for you, good for you. Shame on CNN, shame on MSNBC, shame on anybody. This is honestly… the book that you have been looking for," Glenn concluded. "Strange bedfellows indeed. But yet, not so much."

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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