Acts of heroism and compassion follow devastating Paris terrorist attack

On Friday evening, news came trickling in that terror attacks were unfolding in Paris. When the carnage was done, 129 people were dead and another 352 injured.

The devastation was reportedly carried out at six locations throughout Paris by eight terrorists wielding AK-47s and wearing suicide belts.

In an unprecedented move, French President Francois Hollande, declared a state of emergency and closed the borders of France, calling the attacks “an act barbarism” and “an act of war.” It was, reportedly, the deadliest terror attack on French soil.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, posting an online statement describing Paris as "the carrier of the banner of the Cross in Europe" and the attackers as "eight brothers wrapped in explosive belts and armed with machine rifles."

The statement went on to say, "Let France and those who walk in its path know that they will remain on the top of the list of targets of the IS . . . and that the smell of death will never leave their noses as long as they lead the convoy of the Crusader campaign."

American citizens were among the injured and at least one American citizen has been confirmed dead.

A U.S. military and intelligence source told Fox News the coordinated attacks likely required "months of planning," based on their sheer number, the locations including a site where the president was present, and the variety of weapons used.

Police in Belgium made three arrests Saturday in connection with Friday's bloody terror assaults. Belgium Justice Minister Koen Geens told the VRT network that the arrests came after a car with Belgian license plates was seen Friday night close to the Bataclan concert hall, scene of the deadliest assault where at least 89 people were massacred.

In the wake of the devastation, reports emerged of acts of heroism and humanity. French citizens opened their homes to people fleeing the carnage. Over the weekend, scores of people turned out to lay flowers at the sites of the six terrorist attacks and hold candlelight vigils. On Saturday, Mashable reported that dozens and dozens lined up to give blood outside the Saint Louis hospital, just across the road from Le Petit Cambodge, one of the venues targeted in Friday’s multiple terror attacks.

“They spill blood, we give blood,” a 69-year-old Frenchman and former journalist said, with evident pride at his compatriots’ response. “This is French solidarity. This is the response.”

Featured Image: People place tributes and flowers outside La Belle Equipe restaurant on Rue de Charonne following Fridays terrorist attack and France observes three days of national mourning on November 15, 2015 in Paris, France. As France observes three days of national mourning members of the public continue to pay tribute to the victims of Friday's deadly attacks. A special service for the families of the victims and survivors is to be held at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral later on Sunday. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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