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.”

San Francisco Chronicle reported that catalytic converter thieves targeted police vehicles earlier this week.

According to police, at around 1 p.m. on Monday, an SFPD officer discovered that a catalytic converter had been stolen off of a police truck in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. A spokesperson said the officer later noticed multiple police vehicles had been hit by thieves.

No arrests have been made. Multiple officer injuries have been reported in connection to catalytic converter theft incidents.

As San Francisco police were targeted by catalytic converter thieves, House Rep. Nancy Pelosi was in D.C., along with President Joe Biden, and told the American people about the totally successful and not at all disastrous Inflation Reduction Act. Glenn Beck covered the spectacle on his radio program and called the gathering "the worst propaganda ever devised."

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Visa WARNED flagging firearm sales 'sets a DANGEROUS precedent' — so why did they cave?

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In a major victory for gun control activists, Visa Inc. now plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing sales at gun shops, and other credit card companies, including Mastercard and American Express, may soon follow. But while that's disturbing enough, there's a whole lot more to this story

Earlier this month, Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president of Visa, said in a letter to pro-gun control lawmakers, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), that his company believes that "asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent."

But over the weekend, Visa said it would adopt the new set of standards put forth by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) by creating a special merchant category code for gun stores to use.

“Following ISO’s decision to establish a new merchant category code, Visa will proceed with next steps, while ensuring we protect all legal commerce on the Visa network in accordance with our long-standing rules,” Visa said in a statement on Saturday.

So, if this wasn't Visa's idea, whose was it? And why did Visa suddenly cave?

On "The Glenn Beck Program" Monday, Glenn pointed out that none of this originated with the banks or credit card companies. So where is it coming from?

Glenn read a letter written by Sen. Warren and Representative Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.) that openly admitted that the implementation of a new merchant category code for gun and ammunition stores would only be "the first step towards facilitating the collection of valuable financial data that could help law enforcement in countering the financing of terrorism efforts.”

So are progressive leftists in Congress winning the battle for gun control, or is someone even more powerful than the federal government calling the shots?

In the video clip below, Glenn takes a deep dive into this latest attack on the Second Amendment and reveals how this is a step toward something even worse than a federal gun registration.

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From Hillary Clinton's email scandal to Biden family corruption to Russiagate and the Mar-a-Lago raid, it's very clear that many institutions in Washington, D.C., have a separate set of rules for former President Donald Trump — including the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation. And when you take a look at history, it's also clear that there's nothing more destructive to a free civilization than having a judicial system that favors one political side or is used to go after the other, as Peter Schweizer, author of "Red-Handed" and expert on Biden family corruption, explained.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his thoughts on what the FBI's raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago home was really about (hint: getting caught "jerry-rigging" the Russiagate investigation was deeply embarrassing for both the DOJ and FBI) and whether President Joe Biden will ever be held accountable for his part in alleged "major crimes and major security threats" to our country.

Asked if there is enough evidence to impeach Joe Biden if Republicans gain control of Congress later this year (and if they actually have the spine to challenge the president), Schweizer told Glenn there is enough evidence for impeachment, but removing Biden from office may be another story.

"The evidence is clearly there," Schweizer said. "My view is this has always been, not a story about the hookers, about the cocaine, about the drug abuse, and it's not even been a story just about Ukraine and Russia. For me, it's always been about espionage and about the fact that Chinese intelligence has their claws into [the Biden] family. All you have to do is look at, very simply, the four businessmen that Hunter Biden received tens of millions of dollars from in China. They're all directly linked to the highest levels of Chinese intelligence, and that ain't a coincidence [...].

"The problem that you have with elected officials, like Mitt Romney, is they really do view a high elected office as a club ... but you can't gloss over major crimes and major security threats," he added.

Schweizer later went on to add, "When it comes to Ukraine, in my mind, it's really possible to believe two things at the same time. Number one, Vladimir Putin is an aggressor that has moved into neighboring Ukraine and created this humanitarian crisis. And number two, the Ukrainian government is corrupt, and we are going to pour billions of dollars in there that's going to end up in overseas accounts. We know Zelinskyy's already done this ... the international consortium of investigative journalists, they got access to overseas bank accounts that show government officials have been ... siphoning off billions of dollars of U.S. aid. So, what you're saying is already happening, and it's a tragedy."

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