Terrorists struck the offices of a French satirical newspaper Tuesday, leaving twelve people dead. The paper had published several cartoons on their front page mocking the Prophet Muhammad. Glenn opened the radio this morning addressing the news and calling for world leaders, including President Obama, to recognize the threat of radical Islam and not hide behind political correctness.
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Glenn: There has been a terrorist attack in France this morning or this afternoon, Paris time. And I heard the news on TheBlaze radio this morning as I got up and Doc and Skip were talking about it and the first thing they said there was an attack, a shooting at a magazine or a newspaper that was a comedic newspaper. And I knew exactly what was happening. I could have turned the radio off and I could have told you it was a terrorist attack on this particular newspaper because they had made fun of the Prophet Muhammad. And that's exactly what happened. These attackers went in and they shot and killed 11 people. They had a rocket launcher. I don't know -- I thought France -- I didn't think you could have guns in France. But apparently you can have those evil ARs. Oh, no, those are banned, too? Huh. Well, I don't know how these guys got them. And a rocket launcher. And they went in and they shot up 11 people, killed them. And tried to terrorize this newspaper.
PAT: Reports are saying 12 now.
GLENN: The French president has called it an act of terror. Our president, Josh Earnest actually, our president's spokesperson has just come out and said, if this was indeed a terrorist attack, the guys were quoted as -- and it's on tape. The guys were quoted as screaming, the Prophet has been avenged. What do you think it is, White House? When the French are more clear than the United States of America. God help us all. I came in and I went to the library this morning. And I got a copy of the newspaper that has caused this attack. Now, this is -- this is the -- this is the newspaper in France that they make fun of everybody. This is kind of like "Mad Magazine," if you will. They make fun of absolutely everybody. And they made fun of the Prophet Muhammad and after the Prophet Muhammad, after they got threat on it, they said, oh, really? We're not afraid of you. And if you look through it in the back, and if you happen to be watching on cable, just warning -- I mean, they're graphic cartoons, but they're still graphic. And it shows all kinds of stuff of the prophet Muhammad. I mean, inside -- I mean, they went for it. They went for it. And this is why they attack. So we've got a religion that kills cartoonists. I think that's what's on God's mind, don't you think? I think if God were Ala, that's what he'd be saying. Let's go kill the cartoonist.
PAT: I'm skeptical.
PAT: Yeah, somewhat skeptical.
GLENN: Because to me that's God's word. Let's go kill cartoonist.
STU: Pat's the contrarian around here.
GLENN: I know. We're with you. This is where we're headed. Political correctness will be the death of all of us. If our president cannot say that this was an act of terror, they came in -- what else would it be? Workplace violence? A newspaper in Paris, they come in. They're screaming, the Prophet has been avenged, they shoot and kill. What do you think that is? That was a terrorist activity to get you to be politically correct and shut up about the Prophet Muhammad. Now, I wonder what's going to happen to this newspaper. Would you work at the newspaper?
PAT: I -- well, I wouldn't have been involved in what they did in the first place. So that would have offended me --
GLENN: Explain that. Explain that.
PAT: It's really offensive stuff. I mean, it's really -- it's basically pornographic. They put the Prophet naked in various positions. It's really ugly stuff. Now, should 12 people have been killed, there's no question that's ridiculous and nobody should ever go to that -- to that length. But --
GLENN: I have news for you.
PAT: I wouldn't have been associated with the newspaper.
GLENN: I wouldn't have been associated with it either, but I will tell if you they would have done that to Jesus, I would have been just as offended --
PAT: Oh, yeah.
GLENN: And wouldn't have been involved in it. But I wouldn't have killed, burned down --
PAT: Of course not, absolutely not.
STU: There were no attacks from Christian groups or Jewish groups against this newspaper.
GLENN: They make fun of everybody. They make fun of everybody.
PAT: How many Mormon attacks have there been on the Broadway theater performing "Book of Mormon" last night.
STU: 11 last week.
PAT: If you subtract 11 or 12, yes. It's about that number.
STU: That's touring all around the country now.
GLENN: And you don't see them saying that. It's not --
PAT: It's not the way you exact.
GLENN: It's not civilized. It is not civilized. And not winning over any hearts. Who's --
STU: ISIS is not trying to win hearts. It's trying to cut them out.
GLENN: Actually, they are though. They are.
STU: They are doing some things, but their main goal is to do these things through intimidation.
GLENN: But what they do is they do what Hitler did. They point out the ills of society and they say the ills of society, the reason why society is so sick is because these people are mocking religion, they're not following the precepts of God and the laws of God, et cetera, et cetera, so we will take care of it for you. And then at the same time, they're embracing those people who do follow that religion. Don't necessarily agree -- you know, they wouldn't have thought of, hey, let's go kill those guys. But they turn a blind eye and they're like, you know what? They're right. Society is really sick and somebody has to do something. That's how -- that's how you always -- that's how they get you every time. Somebody's got to do something. That's why when our politicians say, we got to do something, no, no. We have to do the right thing. That's what terrorists say. Somebody's got to do something.
And so they go in and shoot people. What you do in a civilized society, you say, this is wrong. This is an outrage. This is really hurtful to the people who follow the Prophet Muhammad. And there's no place in society for that. However, they have a right to do [publish the cartoon]. I just have a right to speak out against it and I have a right to say I'm not going to buy that magazine and I think it's wrong and here's why, but to do so with love and respect and sometimes, yeah, turning over tables. Sometimes you might have some righteous indignation, but not shooting people. Not destroying property. There's -- that's -- that's the road to chaos, which, not surprisingly, is what hastens the return of their promised one. Chaos.
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