Zuhdi Jasser: We Have to Stand by Our Constitutional Principles and Human Rights

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, contributor on TheBlaze and author of Battle For the Soul of Islam, joined Glenn on radio Friday to discuss his new website TakeIslamBack.com, launching next week. Dr. Jasser has been a leading voice against radical Islam.

"What is your life like, Zuhdi? Do you have a lot of threats on your life?" Glenn asked.

Most of the threats against Dr. Jasser come from radical Islamists and neo-Nazis who think he's an apologist and lying about Islam.

"But I have to tell you, I don't like to talk about it much because it pales in comparison to the real heroes in the prisons of Syria and Saudi Arabia, Iran, that truly have no freedom," Dr. Jasser said.

Recognizing full well the blessings of free speech in the United States, Dr. Jasser believes it's imperative for peace-loving Muslims in the West to speak up.

"Seventy percent of the world lives under some type of oppressive force. And you set aside China and Russia, the rest is all Islamists that are destroying the world's freedoms. And they're coming to the West if we don't begin to defend what we believe in our constitutional principles," Dr. Jasser said.

Germany, where migrant rapes and fascism are both on the rise, provides a perfect example of what festers when real issues are left unresolved --- and that worries Dr. Jasser.

"I was actually very happy about Brexit because the EU's disillusion of national identity was one of the reasons Islamism was taking such root in the immigrant communities there. And the opposite reaction to that was the neo-nation, you know, neo-fascism of many of the movements. And the only way to find a middle ground there is to support secular nationalism of Britain, of Germany, of Belgium, in a reestablishment of the ideas through classical liberalism and democracy that Europe was built on," Dr. Jasser said.

Just two days ago, a British citizen was given 12 months detention and community service after posting on Facebook that he didn't want Muslims coming into the country.

"If you can't write things publicly and have free speech to do that, the Brits are starting to buckle down like the Saudis. I mean, this is going to cause their country to bust at the seams, and we can't do that. We have to stand by our constitutional principles and human rights," Dr. Jasser said.

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Featured Image: President and Founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) Zuhdi Jasser testifies during a hearing before the House Homeland Security Committee March 10, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Homeland Security held the hearing to examine 'The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community's Response.' (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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