Michele Bachmann: ‘We have known about this ISIS threat for months’

In January, President Obama referred to al-Qaeda linked groups in Iraq and Syria as “a jayvee team.” Nine months later, ISIS has declared a caliphate, brutally executed religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, and beheaded two American journalists as they continue to make threats.

On radio this morning, Glenn asked Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to use her expertise from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to shed some light on the history of the ISIS threat.

On June 29, ISIS declared a caliphate and named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the caliph. As Bachmann explained, Baghdadi has an important backstory. U.S. forces arrested him in 2005, and he was held in the U.S.-run Camp Bucca in Iraq until 2009. Upon his release, Baghdadi reportedly told guards, “I’ll see you guys in New York.” He then returned home to reorganize his troops on the ground.

“In 2010, he spent the year reconstituting the Islamic State,” Bachmann said. “Last year, there was a wave of car bombs all across Iraq to destabilize the nation.”

Earlier this year, Baghdadi issued a rare recorded threat to the U.S. warning a “direct confrontation” was to come. Bachmann described his comment as “very strategic.”

“Our last message is to the Americans. Soon we will be in direct confrontation, and the sons of Islam have prepared for such a day,” Baghdadi said. “So watch, for we are with you, watching.”

While the bloodthirsty tactics of ISIS have just recently made mainstream media headlines, Bachmann said the government has been studying this threat for months. One particular aspect that she has focused her attention on is the threat of homegrown terrorists from Minnesota. Thus far, we know two Somali Americans have died fighting alongside ISIS in Syria. Both men lived in the Minneapolis area.

“We have known about this ISIS threat for months. This is not a new thing,” Bachmann said. “So I went to the FBI and asked them about Minneapolis. We have been a hotbed for terrorism,” Bachmann said. “Now we know there were thousands of… people holding European passports fighting with ISIS. Well over 100 with U.S. passports fighting.”

Because of ISIS’ intent to defeat the United States, Bachmann has been working on legislation that would prohibit Americans who have gone overseas to wage jihad from returning to the U.S. As of now, Bachmann said individuals with a U.S. passport cannot be prevented from reentering the country.

“How can we not prevent them from coming in, if they joined up with an enemy that has declared war on us? Isn't that logical we would stop them before they ever get into the United States,” she asked. “So I went back to my office and directed my staff… to draw up legislation to prevent Americans with American passports who have gone to join ISIS… from coming back into the United States. Now, it would have to go through the legislative process, [and] that's a slow process. We're running out of time.”

Bachmann urged those listening to contact their local congressman and senator and demand corporation on this issue. While it will not solve the threat of ISIS, it will close a major loophole in our national security system.

“What you could do to help me is: People who are listening… could contact their member of Congress – both their house and senate member,” Bachmann concluded. “But also send a message to the White House that we need full, immediate, fast track cooperation on this legislation.”

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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