ABC News reports on dramatic rescue of Iraqi Christians

When Glenn went to Iraq with his team from the Nazarene Fund to oversee the rescue of persecuted Iraqi Christians, he didn't know what to expect. Russian airstrikes impeded the Christians' initial departure, and the situation remained so volatile, Glenn had to leave the country without witnessing their safe arrival in Slovakia.

ABC News followed Glenn and his team, covering every step of the dramatic journey for an upcoming episode of 20/20. At one point, the group nearly got stuck in Iraq due to impending missile strikes. Glenn talked about the tense moment during his radio program Thursday.

"I flew Elizabeth Vargas out on our plane because there was a scare that we had to get out or the airport was going to close and we would be stuck in Iraq and there were missiles that were about to fly," Glenn said.

Untrusting of anyone in the media, Glenn told listeners he hopes ABC doesn't "burn us" and actually does the story justice.

"We decided to go with ABC because they happen to have the best story, and they were willing to dedicate an hour of 20/20 on it," Glenn said. "So we rolled the dice with ABC."

Tune into ABC on Friday, December 18th at 10pm EST to watch the hour-long episode.

ABC recently released a promo video for the 20/20 episode, which actually looks quite promising.

Watch it below.

We'll see you Friday night for an incredible hour with Elizabeth Vargas you won't want to miss! Posted by ABC 20/20 on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

 

Among the coverage ABC has released on the story so far is a photo gallery of items some of the most prized possessions of some of the Christians --- including passports, cell phones and items with religious meaning.

Another report features an interview with a young Iraqi Christian girl, who told a story of forgiveness after being forced to flee to a refugee camp after ISIS threats. Watch.

Young Iraqi Christian Refugee Forgives ISIS10-year-old Iraqi Christian refugee says she forgives ISIS: “My hopes for life are for there to be no wars. With no wars there will be love.” http://abcn.ws/1Rmzz3O Posted by ABC 20/20 on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

 

Get more details from ABC News here.

Featured Image: An Iraqi Christian who asked not to named poses for a photograph in her shelter, Dec. 13, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq. Asked, after her family what was the one thing she could not leave behind, the widowed housewife from Qaraqosh said her crucifix. (Source: ABC News)

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?"

Watch the video clip below or find the full episode here.


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