It's wrong to excuse Shariah Law as part of a "different culture", and here's why

A beheading in Oklahoma should raise alarm bells. Who was the attacker? Why did he do it? Was he motivated by radical Islam? And if so, how did he get radicalized? But these questions really aren't being asked. In fact, people seem to be relatively unfazed by the terrorist actions of radical Islamists. Do Americans simply have such low expectations of the Middle East that these actions to the point we no longer get upset? Shouldn't we be asking people to be better, rather than writing off oppressing women, persecuting gays, and beheading enemies as just "part of a different culture"?

Glenn explained on radio Monday morning why "the bigotry of low expectations" bothers him so much.

Below is a transcript of this segment:

Our bigotry of low expectations is despicable. I was thinking about this this morning as I got up and I was looking at the news and everything that's going on. I thought to myself, here's the real problem here. The real problem is we have such low expectations of people in, I guess, the Islamic world. We have such low expectations that we're not offended that they're stoning homosexuals to death. Homosexuals to death.

A Christian says you know, 'I think homosexuality is wrong.' Oh, my gosh. They should know better. But you can actually stone homosexuals to death, whip them a hundred lashes for homosexuality and we have such low expectations. Well, it's a different culture. What are you talking about a different culture? So we accept that? No.

You know what you're saying by it's a different culture? 'You don't expect very much from them. They're not real people. They just have a different way of looking at things, because they're kind of like cute little kitty cats or something. That once in a while, they go awry -- but they're cute when they do it. Ha-ha-ha. You, on the other hand, can't have an opinion on homosexuality, but they can kill homosexuals.'"

Our bigotry of low expectations is going to be the death of many, many more homosexuals. It's going to mean the mutilation of many, many more women. It is going to mean the slavery of many more children. And the death and the beheadings of many more. Muslims, Christians, Jews, white, black, Arab, European. Doesn't matter. Doesn't matter.

Our values are so screwed up and so upside down right now, that we don't even know what we're doing. We don't even -- we're arguing about, 'well, I don't know, I didn't get a free condom. I mean, this is how outrageous life is right now. I can't get free condoms. And -- and -- and I'm not getting free everything. I just want to go to the best university in the world and not have to pay or do anything. I don't even want to have to earn my grade. I mean, I went. I applied. Why can't I get it and get A' s and then walk right out? I want to be the President of GM. And I want free birth control. And if that doesn't work, I want to you perform an abortion for me for free. Don't even think about asking me a question.'

This is the mindset. Meanwhile, there are people who are actually struggling for their lives. There are people who are starving to death. We're sickening.

We're sickening with what this society is pushing, what this society is complaining about. The Department of Homeland Security now is working on global warming. They're going to keep us secure from global warming.

You know, I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said, 'Jesus, please save me from your followers.' I thought that was great. How many Jesus people do we need to be saved from? Because I've read The Bible. I've seen it over and over again. Let's see. It was Jew against Jew for a while because you're not -- 'you don't understand the law, Jesus. You don't understand.' So it was Jew against Jew. And then it became Jew against Christian. And then Christian against Jew. And then Christian against Christian. And then Christian against the gentile and then the gentile against the Jew. And then the Muslims were introduced. So then it was the Muslims against the Christian and the Christians against the Muslims and the atheists against the Christians and the Muslims.

Religion is the problem. Faith is the answer. Nothing has changed. We're still doing the same thing. 'My religion is better than yours. My religion is better than yours. And that one, don't even question that one over there. Oh, yes, sir, they're beheading people, but that's workplace violence. Don't even question that. I'm questioning yours right now.'

How about we have some common sense? How about we try to find the things that we actually agree on? All people of any religion worth its salt believe in this. Be the best person you can be. Be the best most charitable, kindest, most humble, most forgiving. Ask for forgiveness, serve other people. It's the best way to serve God. Serve other people. Be a servant. Be a servant. If you have those things in your heart, man, I am -- I'm willing to go into battle with you on anything.

But if you're sitting here arguing about free birth control, if we're sitting here arguing about women's rights and you want to condemn my faith on women's rights, when we've got a planet that is going into horrid, horrid oppression -- I mean, imagine. Imagine. You know what we're turning into? We're turning into the Poles. The smoke is billowing out out of the chimney and we're like, 'Geez, have you seen the potholes? We got to do something about this government and these potholes, huh? They're burning Jews right down the street. What do you think your priority is right?

The Christians that were in the churches as they were burning Jews, the Christians, where were you? Where were you? You lost focus of your priority. They weren't in your tribe. We're all part of one tribe. The human tribe. The human race.

I don't know about you, but I'm so -- I'm sorry. I got up in the middle of the night, 3:00 in the morning, I woke up. I couldn't go back to sleep. I read for a while. I prayed for a while. I paced for a while. I watched a John Wayne movie. Then I watched a documentary. Then I read some more. Finally got up and I was like, okay. Come in to work. But what I did at the very end was read Facebook. Oh, what a mistake that was today. Because I read Facebook and there were so many people that were arguing about their religion. Stop arguing about your religion. Stop it. Stop it. Can't we all see that we're generally moving in -- that's not good enough. 'You know, you're going to burn in hell.' Good.

You know what? Here's the deal. When Jesus comes, I'm going to let him condemn me to hell. I'm doing my best. And I'm not going to judge you because nowhere in the scriptures can I find, 'I judge the living and the dead. I didn't see that. Glenn decides who is going to hell.' In fact, I find the exact opposite.

So I'm not going to judge you on whether you're going to Hell or not. Why don't you stop judging me. Why don't we stop judging everybody else. Why don't we work on the things that we can do.

Man, we're -- you know what we are? We're all turning into a bunch of fourth graders that are arguing stuff that makes no sense to even argue. Because it's not getting us anywhere.

What do you say we stop acting like fourth graders and we start telling each other the truth. We start having high expectations for people. Yes, and people who are different than us. We have high expectations for -- I didn't think that I would ever have to utter this phrase, but I don't think it's that high of an expectation to say, 'yeah, you shouldn't behead people. I know you got fired. I know, that's crazy. You shouldn't behead people. You shouldn't mutilate genitalia. You shouldn't enslave people.' I don't think that's that high of an expectation.

I didn't -- I thought that was kind of like -- that's not a limbo, man. That's -- I don't really have to even bend over to get underneath that bar.

What do you say? Raise our expectations a little bit. For everybody. Without judgment. Without trying to condemn anyone. Let's just be members of the human race for a while. Let's try it.

Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

Watch the video clip below to catch the conversation:

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn explained why he wouldn't be surprised to see our supply chain collapse and empty shelves in America in the near future. Shortages are already wrecking our economy, China (where many of our goods are still made) is facing an energy shortage, and the Biden administration sure seems to be doing everything it can to make things worse.

Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: "There's a major storm brewing in the supply chain," Beckham wrote on Twitter.

Thanks to China's centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. "It could dramatically impact every [American's] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet," Beckham warned.

Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.

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Every decision made by President Joe Biden has ended in "disaster," Bill O'Reilly told Glenn Beck.

O'Reilly joined the radio program to explain why he thinks there's only one "mechanism" Americans can use stop the Biden administration's mess.

"Give me one thing that [Biden] has done, just one, that's improved this nation. Everything that he has been involved with is a disaster. Everything from the COVID mandates, to the energy policies, to the economic policies, to the inflation, to Afghanistan, to the collapsing southern border, to the social woke business, to the denial of due process. Right across-the-board, there isn't anything this man has done, or stood for, that's improved America," O'Reilly said.

"But there is no mechanism to do anything about it until a year from this November: the midterm elections. That's the only mechanism that we have, under the Constitution. We elected this guy and he's there for four years. You neutralize him next November [2022], with the Republicans taking back the House and Senate, then he's done. [He] can't do anymore damage because you've got him in a hole. And he's not going to be proactive with executive orders. He's just going to stay there in his jammies for two more years. OK? So that's the only mechanism."

O'Reilly also tore into the corporate media for using its power to defend Gen. Mark Milley after news of his China calls broke. Is there any deterrence in American society anymore to keep our leaders and media in check?

"What does this say to the United States of America when you have two of the most powerful information agencies in the world — NBC, Comcast, and AT&T, CNN — actively deceiving you?" O'Reilly said. "They know what they're doing. And yet there is absolutely no way for anyone to hold them accountable other than not watching them, which has, of course, happened. You know they have no audience. But just the corruption level of the information flow to the American people is at an all-time high. We have never had a worse media in the history of this republic."

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