German government to crack down on ‘Shariah Police’ found patrolling night clubs

The German government is condemning the so-called “Shariah Police” who have been spotted wandering the streets of Wuppertal to raise awareness for the strict Islamic traditions. The group of about a dozen men wearing red vests marked with the words “Sharia Police” were seen at nightclubs and a city train station asking passersby not to drink alcohol, gamble, or visit prostitutes.

Below is a photo of the “Sharia Police”:

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“Sharia law is not tolerated on German soil,” Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told the German newspaper Bild on Saturday. “Nobody can take it upon themselves to abuse the good name of the German police.”

According to Deutsche Welle, fundamentalists have declared Wuppertal – “the sleazy nightlife area of the city of 340,000” – to be a "Sharia Controlled Zone."

Wuppertal police are now pressing charges against those seen wearing the makeshift uniform, and Police Chief Birgitta Rademacher reiterated “intimidation or provocation won't be tolerated.”

On radio this morning, Glenn asked Pat and Stu to differentiate between a few similar scenarios involving a religious group spreading leaflets in a community put the meaning of the “Shariah Police” in greater context.

“Now, I've got one story I want to tell a couple different ways,” Glenn said.

Scenario 1: “There are volunteer group that are Christians, that are out walking around the night clubs in an American city… asking people not to drink alcohol, not to gamble, not to visit prostitutes and watch pornography, because they say that it is bad and against God's law.”

“Have a problem with that,” Glenn asked. “Local church group, handing out leaflets, saying don't do this.”

“Not in and of itself,” Stu responded.

Next, Glenn changed one variable in the situation.

Scenario 2: “A local mosque has gathered a bunch of volunteers, and they are doing exactly the same thing, in exactly the same scenario. Some American city, Muslims are just saying, ‘Hey, brother. Don't gamble. Don't drink. Don't use the prostitutes. Don't do pornography.’”

“I'm still okay with that,” Pat said of the scenario two.

At this point, Glenn offered a third situation in which two variables changed from his original story.

Scenario 3: “It's a group of militant Christians in Germany that are now saying, ‘It is bad for you and the motherland for you to visit the prostitutes.’ They have declared this area in a very ‘Brownshirt’ sort of way… A local group of Christian brownshirts are now patrolling the streets in German cities, saying that they are controlling that area, and they are saying that this is against God's law and brownshirt law.”

“It's frightening,” Pat said emphatically. “Because of history.”

Finally, Glenn offered one final scenario – the one that Wuppertal is currently witnessing.

Scenario 4: “Let me change one more variable. It is a group of militant Muslims who have declared Sharia Law in this town in Germany, and they are saying it is against God's law and Sharia Law and you will not violate by going to drink, gamble, using the night clubs, dancing…”

“This is what happened with the Brownshirts… The only reason why everybody did the ‘Heil Hitler’ salute is because you were beaten on the street if you didn't. It was just these guys who claimed to be above the law and everyone was afraid of them,” Glenn concluded. “I told you before, the hatreds of the past are going to come to Europe again. It's already here.”

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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