Is this why Obama won’t say “Islamic Extremism”?

It's no secret that the White House steers far, far away from using the term "Islam" or "Muslim" in the same sentence as "extremist". During a press briefing, Ed Henry called out White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest for not saying that the 21 people killed by the Islamic State in Egypt were Christians, but President Obama did invoke the faith of the three Muslims killed in North Carolina. Is there an ongoing double standard? Glenn has a theory as to what may be happening in the White House.

"I'm curious, why didn't you mention it was 21 Christians killed by Muslims? Is that relevant?" Henry asked.

"It sure is, because the ISIL extremists who carried out this attack indicated that they were killing them wasn't just because they were Egyptian, but also because they were Christian," Earnest responded.

Henry continued, "Two days earlier, on the 13th, you put out a statement under the president saying about the tragic deaths of the three Muslim students at the University of North Carolina, and in there, the president said, quote, 'no one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship.' Why was their Muslim faith relevant in that statement?"

"Well Ed, I think as we have indicated, the situation in North Carolina is still under investigation, and the local law enforcement authorities there are trying to determine exactly what the motivation of the individual who's been charged with this crime was. And so that is still under investigation. But what is clear is that there is this principle that exists, regardless of the faith of the individual in question, that people should not be targeted because of their religion and what they look like or what their last name is or how they worship," Earnest said.

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Now, this exchange prompted a debate over why the President has avoided using the term "Islamic extremism" and has always been careful to point out that the Islamic faith is one of peace.

"Someone told me this and I think it's accurate. Let's think out loud for a second. The president is not a Muslim. He's not a hater. None of that. Okay?" Glenn said, setting the ground rules for the discussion.

"His father and his stepfather were both Muslim. He grew up in Muslim countries. When he went to school, he claimed that he was a Muslim. That's because the culture he was living in. Not because he's a secret Muslim or anything like that," Glenn said.

"He has just like I do, and you do too, whatever it is in your life, you grew up, you had fond memories, you know your family members were like that, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. You didn't grow up around a lot of Christians. So you come in and you see the people that you love and know under attack all the time. And you see the world from a different prism than us. You see America, because you've been taught and raised your whole life that America is the bad guy. And they're racists and they're haters and they don't like anybody that's different from them. Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera."

"So you come into office. All he's doing is protecting what he felt his whole life as a child. This is the faith of my family. I know what Muslims are like. My father was a Muslim. My stepfather was a Muslim. They're not haters. They're not doing that. So all he's doing is standing up in defense of his father's faith. He's trying to be the one to hold up the banner."

Does President Obama feel the need to protect the Muslim community because of his experiences as a child?

Stu presented another theory.

"This is something Major Garrett had reported a couple years ago," Stu said. "They call it stray voltage. It's a media concept that is real that the White House uses. I don't know if they're using it in this case. But the concept is that you intentionally do things that cause media controversies. You intentionally say things that are bound to create back and forth between the sides. Like this, where in this particular theory, you intentionally inexplicably don't say Muslim terrorism so everyone is talking about whether you're saying Muslim terrorism not the actual issue. Could it be that? Because it's so inexplicable. They know no one thinks all Muslims are doing this. They know it."

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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