"The Prophet has been avenged!": 12 killed in Paris terror attack

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.

GLENN: Really?

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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The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on subpoenas to compel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify on alleged censorship and bias across their platforms. But that all changed when Republican committee members "expressed reservation about the maneuver," Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who chairs Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, was definitely not one of the committee members with cold feet. On the radio program Tuesday, he told Glenn Beck that he's fighting "vociferously" to ensure Dorsey and others testify before the November 3rd election.

"Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are both going to testify. They're are going to testify in person. They're going to testify before Election Day. That's what I think should happen," Cruz said. "That's what I'm fighting vociferously to happen. Right now, the companies are negotiating with the chairman's office to discuss terms to come voluntarily. I don't give a damn whether they come voluntarily or under subpoena. They need to testify in person and answer questions for the American people about why they are trying to steal this election, to suppress the free speech, and to censor the press."

The subpoenas would require Big Tech leaders to testify on the alleged "suppression and/or censorship" of two consecutive blockbuster stories from the New York Post. The first story was about emails that allegedly came from Hunter Biden's computer which are currently being investigated by the FBI, and the second was based on additional emails that allegedly showed communist China directly offering millions of dollars to then-Vice President Joe Biden.

"Big Tech stepped in, and they've done something they've never done before," Cruz explained. "We know that Big Tech has been censoring individual conservatives, trying to suppress conservative speech. But the step they took here is, they blocked if any individual user tried to share either of the New York Post stories, [they] were blocked ... Sharing a news story, from a major media outlet is part of democracy, part of free speech. And not only that, they blocked the New York Post itself. Right now, today, the New York Post is not being allowed to post its own damn stories on corruption. This is ridiculous. It's a threshold that's never been crossed before, of Silicon Valley oligarchs declaring the authority to determine what the press is allowed to report, and who is allowed to see it."

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If we learned nothing from the media over the past 4 years it's that colluding with a foreign entity to either win an election or for personal gain is absolutely grotesque. Well, that depends on whether you have a (D) or (R) before your name anyway. President Trump was impeached on rumor and innuendo yet Joe Biden has all but skated on his corruption up to this point.

Below is a timeline that shows the level of corruption and the lengths the Biden's went to in order to build that family's wealth and influence internationally.

2009

In 2009, Joe Biden was the brand-new Vice President and John Kerry was a U.S. Senator. Just five months after Joe was sworn in, his son Hunter, and Kerry's stepson, Christopher Heinz, formed an international private equity firm called Rosemont Capital. It had several different branches, including one called Rosemont Seneca Partners.

2010

Just nine months after Rosemont Seneca opened its doors, Hunter Biden went to China for meetings with executives from China's biggest banks, and its sovereign wealth and social security funds. That's unheard-of access for a brand-new firm. Was it just coincidence that at the same time Hunter was meeting these Chinese bigwigs, his dad was meeting with China's then-president Hu Jintao in Washington DC at a nuclear security summit?

2011

In May 2011, Joe Biden met with Chinese officials for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue conference in Washington. Just two weeks later, Hunter Biden went to Taiwan for meetings with the same Chinese financial giants he'd met in China in 2010, plus some new ones.

2013

By December 2013, Joe Biden was enjoying his second term as VP, and John Kerry was now Secretary of State. That's when Joe traveled to Beijing on an extended official trip and Hunter traveled with him on Air Force Two.

During their stay, Vice President Biden met with President Xi and Hunter was mostly out of sight. We don't know exactly what he was up to, but the deal finalized between Rosemont Seneca and the Bank of China just ten days after the Bidens' trip pretty much gives it away. The most powerful financial institution in China formed a joint venture with tiny Rosemont Seneca to create a giant new investment firm called Bohai Harvest RST – the "RS" stands for Rosemont Seneca.

The firm is often called "BHR" for short.

Hunter Biden was a member of the Board. Remember, the Bank of China is government-owned, which means its business is completely intertwined with the goals of the Chinese Communist Party. BHR also got the freedom to operate in the newly created Shanghai Free-Trade Zone where, over the next six years, it would use $2.5 billion of Chinese government money to invest in China, as well as in other countries, including the U.S.

During their Beijing trip, Hunter also introduced Jonathan Li to his dad. Li is Hunter's business partner – he's CEO and Director of BHR.

Hunter arranged for Joe to meet Li in the lobby of the hotel where they stayed during their Beijing trip.

2014

In 2014, one of BHR's first major investments was in the China General Nuclear Power Corporation.

CGN is a Chinese government-owned nuclear power company that sold off a stake of the company to outside investors. Problem is, CGN was under FBI investigation for paying informants in the U.S. to steal nuclear secrets.

In 2016, the FBI arrested the ringleader of this nuclear espionage, a man named Allen Ho.

When they arrested Ho, he was using a random code generator to access funds being provided to him from – where else? – the Bank of China.

Yet while this FBI probe was going on, the son of the Vice President owned a stake in the company being investigated. And even after arrests were made, Rosemont Seneca did not alter its relationship with BHR, nor did it divest from CGN, even though it was stealing U.S. nuclear secrets.

2015

In 2015, BHR partnered with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy an American company called Henniges for $600 million.

AVIC is a gigantic military contractor in China – think Lockheed Martin – that makes fighter jets, bombers and drones. BHR bought 49% of Henniges and AVIC bought 51%.

Henniges is a precision parts manufacturer specializing in anti-vibration technology. The stuff they make is known as "dual use" by the U.S. State Department, which means the technology can also have a military application.

Because of that, the deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) since it could have national security implications. The thing is, the American side of BHR – meaning Hunter Biden and his pals – had to know there were serious national security implications with AVIC.

The year before they formed a partnership with AVIC, the Wall Street Journal reported how AVIC stole technology related to the U.S. Air Force's F-35 stealth fighter and used it in its own stealth fighter for the Chinese.

How the Committee on Foreign Investment approved that deal remains a mystery. CFIUS does not publicly disclose any information regarding its decisions. Their findings are not publicly announced.

Interesting that China accounted for the largest share – with 74 transactions – approved by CFIUS during Obama's second term (2013-2015).

Under the umbrella of Rosemont Capital was a real estate company called Rosemont Realty. In 2015, a Chinese company called Gemini Investments bought a 75% stake in Rosemont Realty. The company was renamed Gemini Rosemont

Gemini brought $3 billion to the partnership with Rosemont, with the aim of buying "Class A institutional-quality commercial office properties in U.S. markets."

Red flag (literally) – Gemini Investments is a subsidiary of the China Ocean Shipping Company, a.k.a., "COSCO."

COSCO is a Chinese government-owned company. Its headquarters in Beijing is actually next to the headquarters of the Bank of China. COSCO is well-known for its close military ties. It's essentially a branch of the Chinese Navy.

2017

In 2017, BHR invested in Face++. That's the facial recognition phone app built by a Chinese company that is incorporated in a separate app built by the Chinese government. Police in the Xinjiang [Sin-jong] region of China use that app to keep tabs on citizens, and track and detain Uiguhr [Wee-ger] Muslims.

The app allows police easy access to data about Chinese Muslims including things like religious activity, blood type, and even the amount of electricity they use.

2018

In March 2018, a spokesman (Chris Bastardi) for Christopher Heinz (John Kerry's stepson) emailed The Hill to say that Heinz had "no operating role" in Rosemont Seneca, and that he was not involved in any of Rosemont's deals in China (which contradicts Schweizer's report in his book Secret Empires).

Chris Heinz was involved in Rosemont Capital. Rosemont Seneca was established under the same GP as Rosemont Capital, but Chris Heinz had no operating role in it. Chris and his family have no financial interest or investment in Bohai Harvest RST, he has never traveled to China, and he has never met with the firm's Chinese management team or investors.

2019

In October 2019, Hunter Biden's lawyer, George Mesires, said Hunter did not conduct any business on that 2013 trip to Beijing with his Dad.

Mesires said the timing of BHR's business license getting approved was purely coincidental because the paperwork had been submitted months before the Bidens' China trip.

According to Hunter's lawyer, the approval " was not related in any way, shape or form to Hunter's visit."

Hunter Biden finally stepped down from the BHR board last October (2019), but he DID NOT give up his 10% stake in the company.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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