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.

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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