VIDEO: NYC man attacks two police officers with hatchet, NYPD not ruling out connections to radical Islam

On Thursday, a hatchet-wielding man attacked a group of NYPD officers in Queens, NY. He sent two to the hospital before he was shot and killed, and the law enforcement is looking into the attacker's connections to radical Islam. On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to the latest news and the disturbing pattern of President Obama and other senior officials ignoring the threat radical Islamists present to the United States. What will it take for our leaders to be humbled enough to face the evil realities staring them in the eye?

TheBlaze reported:

A hatchet-wielding man attacked a group of patrol officers in a busy commercial district in Queens on Thursday, injuring two before the other officers shot and killed him, New York City police said. A bystander was wounded in the gunfire.

The deceased suspect has been identified in multiple reports as 32-year-old Zale Thompson, an apparent Muslim who lived in Queens.

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Asked if the attack could be related to terrorism, Bratton didn’t rule it out. He cited the fatal shooting of a solider in Canada earlier this week – what officials there have called a terror attack – as reason for concern.

TheBlaze has also found evidence of Thompson making racially charged comments made on social media, and 'For The Record' has reported on calls by radical Islamic leaders to attack soldiers and police officers.

During his radio show, Glenn pointed out the pattern of government officials to ignore the threat posed by Islamic extremism, drawing connections between the attack in NYC and the one in Canada earlier this week.

"New York P.D. is considering a possible terror connection in the hatchet attack done by a Muslim. But it's just a possible terrorist attack, because, you know, you see Catholics all the time running down the street with a hatchet trying to hack police officers to death," Glenn said. "You know, those Catholics shot a bunch of people up in Canada, the Parliament."

"I would like to agree with that. Islamic extremism does not exist. Islamic psychosis does. These people are psychotic. And it's time to start addressing it as such."

"Our children are actually going over and trying to join ISIS. Because they know we have built something that is a complete and total fraud and we won't admit it yet ourselves. What we have built is an abomination. This is not what our founders intended and this has been going on for a very long time. Our founders intended a place where men could be free and they would self-regulate. And they would come together under different ways of worshiping God, but they would worship God and the best way they could worship God was to serve their fellow man."

"We don't know what's up and down anymore. How does the president survive? Saying to us Muslim terrorism, you're crazy. Let me go send -- let me go send my apology squad out to the mosque that raised up these extremists that beheaded people. Did he send anybody to the families? Did he stand with the families? Was he outraged at all? Is he outraged at the killing in Canada? Did you hear him? Was he outraged by this, saying this has got to stop? Has he been outraged by the Muslim that went and tried to kill two police officers with a hatchet? Is he outraged? Was he outraged by what happened at Fort Hood?"

"Do you think this guy with a hatchet was just a lone Wolf?  How many wolves are alone before they start to mount into a pack?" Glenn asked.

As he read the news, Glenn recalled a meeting he had with a soldier at a book signing for Dana Loesch last night. The soldier told him that when he came back from serving last year, he developed a real issue with anger. He thanked Glenn for helping him get over his anger, but his story is one that many Americans can identify with.

"This soldier came up to me and probably the most meaningful anyone has said to me in quite some time. He said I was in the army and I fought in Iraq. I came home last year. I didn't know what it was about. And then I saw what's happening. And I was so angry. I had real issues with anger. And I've listened to you now. And you helped me get past my anger. And I can't thank you enough. If we don't help each other get past our anger, we're in trouble. Because everybody -- everybody has a reason to be angry."

"Forget about how does this president survive. How do we survive? How do we survive at this pace another two years?"

 

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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