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.

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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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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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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