Glenn debunks the Smithsonian: Lady Liberty is NOT a Muslim

The Smithsonian Institution --- coined "the nation's attic" and charged with preserving our heritage --- published an article days before Thanksgiving, stating the Statue of Liberty was "originally intended to represent a female Egyptian peasant as a Colossus of Rhodes for the Industrial Age." While that description does fit an Egyptian statue that was never built, Lady Liberty was designed and built for an entirely different purpose --- to be an icon and beacon of freedom.

“To make the case for the refugees, the Smithsonian has come out and said, 'Well, you all know that the Statue of Liberty is a Muslim woman.' I'm not kidding. I'm not making this up," Glenn reported Tuesday during The Glenn Beck Program. "Now, is there any truth to that? I'll let you be the judge, okay, because this is the truth of the Statue of Liberty."

The copper statue, a female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel. She was a gift to the United States from the people of France, dedicated on October 28, 1886.

Bartholdi, who wanted to sculpt an Egyptian woman based on a Greek female, tried to sell the sketched concept to the Egyptians, but they had no interest.

Around this time --- about 1855 -- Bartholdi was listening to rhetoric about the founding of America and the concepts of liberty. So he sketched a female statue with a crown of light on her head, holding tablets --- the Ten Commandments --- symbolizing our law.

"So is the Statue of Liberty a Muslim woman?" asked Glenn. "No, she's not a Muslim woman. Did it start with an Egyptian woman? A different statue? Yes. That's not the same as saying the Statue of Liberty is a Muslim woman."

Glenn asserted that when a country's national museum walks in lockstep with an administration's policies --- in this case, immigration --- you've got a serious problem and threat to the history of a nation.

"Can you imagine any other president that would change our history, change our traditions and start having our museums start to say --- for his policies, 'You know what, she was a Muslim woman. You should feel pretty guilty about not taking [in refugees].' This is crazy."

Watch a segment from the program below:

 

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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!"

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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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