Matthew Van Dyke: We Were Minutes From Being Killed or Captured by ISIS

Matthew Van Dyke, founder of Sons of Liberty International (SOLI), a privately-funded organization, spoke with Glenn Thursday on The Glenn Beck Program about the intense firefight experienced days ago in Iraq in which Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV was killed.

"A lot of fighting was done by the Navy SEALs," Van Dyke explained. "And Keating, who was killed, is a hero. You know, there was so much enemy fire coming at us. Bullets constantly whizzing over our heads. RPG fire. The SEAL . . . one of the SEAL vehicles took out two RPG hits. And those guys just kept going like nothing happened. It was extraordinary."

This was the first time that SOLI personnel, veteran U.S. military there to train and assist the Peshmerga forces, engaged in combat.

[Editor's Note: This video contains active combat scenes and strong language.]

"We need to upgrade everything we have for our own defense and be able to assist the Christian forces when they're in combat. ...Because we were vastly outgunned when ISIS attacked," Van Dyke said.

Glenn asked Van Dyke about his previous interview on The Glenn Beck Program a few weeks ago.

"Last time you were here . . . you said [you] had to do some real fast training . . . I mean, these guys are not fighters, and they're defending their homeland. These are the people that we've been waiting to see, somebody who won't turn in a battle, and the Christians are doing it. And you were concerned. Did you feel you were ready for this battle?" Glenn asked.

"They need a lot more training. They were ready to be able to hold their own this time. Next time, I don't know. I mean, we continue to train them. We're about to start an advanced training course with them. But were we ready? We weren't. We tried to keep our weapons right up until this point, which is AK-47s. But it's not going to be enough for my personnel. We were really in danger of being overrun. The town was overrun. We were minutes away from probably being killed or captured by ISIS," Van Dyke said.

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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?

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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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