'Tremendous respect': Capt. Dan Quinn tells Glenn about bold stand that got him kicked out of the military

Joining Glenn on the air Thursday morning was former Special Forces Captain Dan Quinn, who recently made headlines after being relieved of his command for refusing to ignore the sexual abuse of minors at the hands of an allied commander in Afghanistan.

At the end of the interview, Glenn said how much he admires Quinn what his brave actions at the risk of of his career.

"It will be an honor to shake your hand," Glenn said. "You will be blessed for taking a stand. You didn't kill this guy. I would have snapped the guy's neck, quite honestly. But you didn't kill him. You didn't get out of control. You did all the right things."

For more, watch the clip below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

DAN: We got the report that you just went through before I came on saying that, you know, one of our commanders had kidnapped a 14-year-old boy, chained him to his bed, and raped him repeatedly for over the course of ten days to two weeks. And when this boy's mother came to get her son back, she was beaten as well. So the mother and her son came to our camp and just said, "Look, we know this is going to continue to happen. We've gone to the local government. They're indifferent. You and I both know they're not going to do anything to stop this. You're the only ones that can do something about it. So please help."

So at that point, I just felt compelled that both Charles Martland and myself felt compelled that there was -- that we had to take action and we couldn't just, you know, kind of blame our -- you know, the military rules and regulations and kind of pass the buck to the next guy in our chain of command and decided to -- and all we decided to do was -- we said, "Hey, we'll have this guy -- we'll invite this guy to our camp and make sure that this is true and explain the severity of his actions. And, you know, we'll go from there."

So we invited him to our camp. He came over. And we explained. We said, "Hey, these are the allegations against you." He agreed to them. And he said, "Yeah, that did happen." We explained the severity of the actions, and he just started laughing and saying it wasn't a big deal.

And all we were saying was, "Look, this may be acceptable in your culture." But it wasn't because, you know, the elders had complained about it to us. So like the whole, it's part of their culture, and you have to accept it. That's not necessarily true because the majority of the population does not support this type of behavior. And it's something that the elders had complained to us about as well.

GLENN: I don't care if they like it in that culture, it's evil. And if the culture embraces it, it's an evil culture and we shouldn't have anything to do with it.

DAN: I agree, Glenn.

PAT: So at that point, did you -- you or Martland hit him at that point? Right?

DAN: I did. I was first and Charles followed too.

GLENN: Hold on just a second. May a just say.

PAT: Yes.

(applauding)

GLENN: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

DAN: I appreciate it.

GLENN: Okay. So then what happened?

DAN: It didn't last long. We just made sure that we got our message across, which is if you go near that boy again or his father, there are going to be very serious consequences. And, you know, we sent him home. And that was it. Then at that point, he had told -- he had told a few of his friends who had told the other Americans in our area, the Americans that are about an hour away from us. They called me and asked me what happened. And I said, "Yeah, I absolutely did assault him. And here's why I did it. And if there's any repercussions, you know, that's fine. Send them my way." And the next day, we had a helicopter come, pick Charles and I up. We were relieved of our command immediately.

PAT: Wow.

DAN: And they went about an investigation and found that Charles and I were going to be both relieved of command, sent home from Afghanistan early. We were mission complete.

GLENN: Dan, let me tell you something. I have -- I know a lot of heroes that have done a lot of great things in our military. As you may know, I know a lot of you guys. And I have tremendous respect. But I have to tell you, it will be an honor to shake your hand. There is -- there is almost no one that I have heard their story that I have more respect for than you. And I have to tell you, the two of you, you will be blessed for taking a stand. You didn't kill this guy. I would have snapped the guy's neck, quite honestly. But you didn't kill him. You didn't get out of control. You did all the right things. You just did the right thing and said, "Hands off." And if we're over there trying to win the hearts and minds of people, how can we possibly win the hearts and minds of people when we're allowing people to be raped under our nose? It's disgusting.

PAT: It's unbelievable.

GLENN: But I just want to tell you, I admire you. I really admire you.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

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