The Jordanian king has taken swift action in the wake of the Islamic State's murder of a Jordanian pilot, executing two prisoners and quoting Clint Eastwood. The White House, on the other hand, continues to falter when it comes to taking any kind of action against Islamic extremism. Glenn reacted to the news on radio this morning.
Read the rough transcript below:
Glenn: Yesterday, we posted the video of -- of the Jordanian pilot being burned to death. And I -- I recommended that the world watch this video. I thought it was important for people to see this video so you know exactly who we're dealing with.
And if you watch the video, I couldn't get my wife to watch it. But if you watch the video, you saw something that was remarkable. One, you saw a lead-up of about three or four minutes that was worth watching in and of itself. Just, this is not the execution part, but they made this remarkable movie, and it shows truly that these people are very sophisticated and they understand Joseph Goebbels. They understand propaganda.
So that's the first part. Then once it gets into the execution. They march this guy out. They have doused him in gasoline. And they march him out into this -- almost this -- looks almost like a bullring in a way. They march him out into this -- into this ring, and the soldiers are all around in formation in a circle around this cage. They march him out. They put him in the cage.
Then in ceremonial fashion, they light a torch and they hit the ground. And in high speed photography, you see that flame slowly reaching the cage, and then it sets the cage on fire, and he begins to burn.
Then if you make it through that part, it is truly one of the most horrific things you've ever seen. If you make it through that part, then they put him out. After he dies and you see his body cook and he begins to almost just become a statue and he rises up a bit and then he falls back. And he's completely dead, but they need to put it back. Then they bring a bulldozer. And I couldn't figure this one out yesterday.
I thought, what is that all about? That's the way you're going to end this? They take a bulldozer full of rubble, huge stones, like, just like construction wreckage, and they take that, and they put it over the cage and they dump it on and the cage collapses under the weight of these stones. And through the stones and the rubble, they put him out.
Today, I want to explain why they did that. But I want you to know that these guys, listen to the president of the United States. This has nothing to do with Islam. This has nothing to do can W the Koran. Right?
Are we all clear on that?
GLENN: Stu, Jeffy, you clear on this. This has nothing to do with Islam. This has nothing to do with the Islam.
STU: Sure. Yeah.
STU: There you go.
GLENN: You got it?
So here is the story from the newspaper in Pakistan called The Dawn. And they have explained why this happened. It's not for Americans to understand or anybody in the West. We shouldn't pay attention to any of this. It's called -- and I'm probably mispronouncing this -- a qisa. Q-I-S-A-S. Qisas. The Koran provides two options to deal with somebody who is found guilty of intentional murder: Qisas. Whether he or she has to be killed in the manner that the victim was murder and forgiveness by the heirs of the victim.
So what was this guy's crime? This guy's crime was that he was a pilot and -- because it's against the Koran to burn bodies. You can't cremate bodies. So it's against the Koran to light a body -- a Muslim on fire. So what are they doing? Qisas. According to the Koran. What they did was they looked at his crime. He was a pilot. He was firing rockets. He was killing children and burning them with their rockets. And the rubble of the buildings fell and killed others.
So that's exactly what they did. They put him in a cage, and they lit him on fire, just like his rockets were lighting children on fire. And the rubble to put him out at the end was to signify the buildings collapsing on people.
PAT: So that he was killed in the manner that he killed, supposedly.
GLENN: Exactly right. So that's why they executed him that way.
PAT: But, again, it has nothing to do with Islam. Has nothing to do with the Koran?
GLENN: Nothing. Nothing.
PAT: I get so sick of these bigots that is it has something to do with Islam.
GLENN: That they're religious in nature.
PAT: Come on. They're secular people.
GLENN: This is a very secular organization.
PAT: Very secular.
GLENN: And that they're following some dictate in the Koran is ridiculous.
PAT: They're more secular than a Moose Lodge. They're like the Rotary Club, sort of. That's how secular these guys are. You can't get any more secular than ISIL. You just can't.
GLENN: What does the I stand for?
GLENN: All right.
PAT: Had nothing to do -- just a name they came up with. They liked the sound of the word. That's all.
PAT: Could have been just as well, could have been Rotary Club.
GLENN: Moose Lodge.
PAT: It doesn't matter.
GLENN: Right. Sure. Sure. So there you go.
Now, the Jordanian king has quoted Clint Eastwood. Now, of thing this. The Jordanians are getting tough on this. The United States is the biggest wuss on the planet. We have no respect. There's no one who fears us. There's no one who respects us anymore. The Jordanians quoted Clint Eastwood.
PAT: Yeah, they believe it to be -- they wouldn't say exactly which quote it was, but they believe it to be this one.
CLINT: Any man I see out there, I'm going to kill him. And if the son of a bitch takes a shot at me, not only will I kill him, I'll kill his wife, all of his friends, burn his damn house down.
PAT: Yeah, that's amazing if King Abdullah really did say that. Because --
GLENN: Well, they have confirmed that he did quote Unforgiven.
PAT: Yes. Yes.
GLENN: So what's more amazing to me is that we are told, we're too cowboyish. We don't want to be cowboys. You can't be cowboys. That was the complaint on George Bush. He's just a cowboy. He's just going in there as a cowboy. And nobody respects cowboys. Nobody -- you can't go over to the Middle East and be a cowboy. Here's King Abdullah actually quoting the most famous cowboy in Hollywood.
PAT: Uh-huh. Now, we don't quote cowboys. We're nothing like that.
PAT: We're not ready to kill anyone.
GLENN: No, no.
PAT: We want to -- talk them to sleep and make them calm again.
GLENN: And make sure they understand that we have no problem with Islam and that they aren't following Islam. That's what we want to make sure that they understand. By the way, guys, you know you're not following Islam. Right?
I know. I know. I know. You're actually following the Koran word-for-word. Now, we used to do those things 1,000 years ago with our scriptures. But what we did was we had a reformation. You guys haven't had one yet. So you're still following word-for-word your Koran. But I want you to know, guys, before you burn somebody else to death, I want you to know, you have nothing to do with Islam.
PAT: I don't think we're convincing them of that. They seem to feel like they do. But King Abdullah, according to -- I think this is the -- this is according to Duncan Hunter Jr. who has been communicating with him. And Duncan Hunter said, he's angry. They're starting more sorties tomorrow than they've ever had. They're starting tomorrow. The only problem they're going to have is running out of fuel and bullets. He's ready to get it on. He really is. It reminded me of how we were after 9/11. We were ready to give it to them. So that's apparently what the Jordanians are preparing for right now. And they said it's going to be a war to destroy these guys. We won't say that.
We don't come anywhere near that.
GLENN: No, we want to dismantle their infrastructure.
GLENN: The Jordanians -- don't mess with the Jordanians, man. They slaughtered the Palestinians. Slaughtered them in 1968.
PAT: That's when the Palestinians were conducting their terror strikes against the Jordanians. And they didn't seem to react well to that. They didn't appreciate that.
GLENN: Nope. You want to talk about the Holocaust that the Israelites are causing. The Jordanians slaughtered the Palestinians.
Now, meanwhile, we have the king of Jordan quoting an American cowboy, and Obama yesterday met with American Muslims about anti-Muslim discrimination.
GLENN: So he was -- while Jordan was talking about going after ISIS, our president was talking about going after Americans who might be discriminating against Muslims.
PAT: This is what happens every time. Every time, we turn this around --
GLENN: On us. Every time. It's why America has lost her way. Because we keep being told we're a bad group of people. We're not a bad group of people. We're not. We're good people. We just need to stop being told we're such bad people because it doesn't ring true to us.
And I warn you, the longer you're told you're bad people, the longer you accept being told you're bad people, the more likely you will become a bad people.
PAT: Yeah. And it is --
GLENN: We will become a very bad nation if we allow them to convince us that that's who we are.
PAT: And you're right. It's pretty ironic that on the same day that Jordanian's king is quoting Clint Eastwood movies, the president reiterates the administration's commitment to safeguarding civil rights to Muslims through hate crimes prosecutions and civil enforcement actions. What?
GLENN: Okay. I want to make sure everybody understands that I'm -- you take it out -- of course, we're against that. Of course, we're against that.
PAT: Of course, we're against discrimination.
GLENN: But even more closely to the point, while the Jordanian king is saying, I'm going to kill them. We're going over there and we're going to stop them. And having righteous outrage --
GLENN: What does Josh Earnest, what's his reaction about being asked, do you agree with the execution of the two terrorists by the Jordanians?
VOICE: -- yesterday say, you know, we're here, we support Jordan. They're a key member of the coalition. They make this decision overnight. And you can't say whether or not you support the executions?
JOHN: It is certainly possible for us to continue to support and stand with the people of Jordan at this very difficult time. You know, clearly their nation, in the same way that we all are, is shocked and appalled at this terrible act of violence that was captured on video by ISIL and released to the world. And the United States stands with our friends in Jordan as they confront this awful, barbaric act.
But as it relates to decisions that are carried out by the Jordanian justice system, I refer you to them.
PAT: He's always referring.
JOHN: I don't have the -- a working knowledge of the Jordanian justice system to render an opinion on this. All I know is that the individuals that we're discussing here were individuals who were convicted of terrorism-related crimes. They were individuals who were sentenced to death. And these were individuals who had been serving time on death row. So --
PAT: I mean -- and then they move on to another subject.
GLENN: Let's be clear, yes, they were terrorists. If the Jordanian law says execute them, we're fine with their execution. We stand behind the Jordanians. This mealy mouthed wishy-washy apologist is going to be the death of us. We're headed towards war. What I've been warning about is upon is now.
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