Iraqi Christian Going Blind Has Sight Restored Thanks to Nazarene Fund

Meet Myrna, one of the thousands of Christians whose life has been transformed thanks to your generous donations to The Nazarene Fund. Myrna escaped Iraq with her family after being chased out by ISIS. They ended up in a Jordanian refugee camp with limited options. Crippled with pain, Myrna learned she had a tumor growing behind her eye that would eventually cause blindness. A woman's worth is already a precarious thing in the Middle East, but a blind woman would have no value at all.

The only surgical options within the refugee camp were sketchy at best. That's when Mercury One operatives on the ground learned about Myrna's situation.

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"We found a doctor and a hospital that would treat her outside of the camp. It was $1,500. Brain surgery in Jordan, $1,500. No one could afford it," Glenn said.

Both her father and priest travelled with her, praying over her before the surgery, which was a complete success. Myrna is now pain-free and fully recovered.

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Myrna's story represents hundreds of similar experiences made possible by your generosity through The Nazarene Fund. Major initiatives are currently underway to save more Christians, but they come with a hefty price tag. If you would like to donate to The Nazarene Fund, please visit Mercury One to learn more or donate online. Together, let's continue our live-saving efforts to help save Christians in the Middle East.

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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: I want to -- I want to talk to you -- I want to tell you a story about Myrna. She is a Christian from Syria -- I'm sorry, from Iraq. And she's a young daughter. Family. Dad was a, you know, hard-working dad. They had a decent living in Iraq. ISIS comes in, chases the family. Luckily, they're one of the few that got out to Jordan. And the Christian family gets across the border. And now they're in a refugee camp.

Do you know anything about Jordan? Jordan is made up of a lot of refugee camps. The Palestinians, the displaced Palestinians, and they're not allowed to mix back into society.

So these Palestinians have been there for generations. And they're not allowed to mix in and become Jordanian, even though they were born in Jordan.

So Jordan will be nice and bring people in, but then you're isolated and you remain in the camp.

So dad can't work. No one can work. The conditions aren't well. Mercury One, we've provided, I think 11 -- is it 11 -- 11,000 people with food and sustenance. We got to their camp in Jordan, and it was in pretty bad shape.

And Myrna was crippled with pain. And we find out that she has a brain tumor. And it's growing behind her eye. And it's causing her excruciating pain. And, you know, she's going to lose her eye and be blind in both eyes.

If she goes blind -- A, she has to have something done. But if she has this really bad camp surgery, she'll be blind. And she also -- the -- also, the problem is, if it lets it grow, there's a possibility, that she doesn't live, a good possibility that she doesn't live, but a guarantee that she's blind in both eyes. So she has to do something because in this society, a blind woman is at the very lowest of the ladder.

If you're anywhere in the Middle East, you're a woman, you're in trouble. But you're blind, you have no life.

So we found out about it, and we found a doctor and a hospital that would treat her outside of the camp. But it was $1,500. Brain surgery in Jordan, $1,500. No one could afford it.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: So we got her out of the camp, brought her into the hospital, and brought the priest with her. And her father and her priest prayed over here before she had surgery.

She went in. She had the surgery, and she is now fully recovered and out of pain entirely. And has her life back as much as she can.

You don't know the difference that you have made in people's lives. You really have been remarkable, anybody who gave to the Nazarene Fund.

You have saved and moved to safety, as of -- as of this week, 4,000 people. Many of them have been moved to Australia. Australia opened its doors to the refugees -- the Christian refugees and has been really good.

There have been other countries that have taken whole parishes. Mainly, these are Arabic-speaking Christians. Orthodox Christians. Catholics.

And -- and Brazil has done this and has adopted these groups. America hasn't taken any. But that's what we expect nowadays, unfortunately, from America.

We have a couple of things that we're trying to do. We're trying to open up one more country that everybody has told me is impossible. And we so far have an agreement, but it is so dicey that we're unwilling to say anything about it until it actually happens. And it's going to take extraordinary sums of money because they also are people that are willing to not only take these people. But they're willing to take the hardest hit. They're willing to take the people who are like Myrna.

We have another woman right now who has the growth of a baseball in her brain. And it is benign. But she obviously has to have it removed. And no one will take her because she's currently in Iraq. And so she can't go anywhere. We can't get her to -- I think India is saying that they may take her and let her go in the hospital.

But if you're in Iraq, they're not letting you out. And we have one country that may do this, but it's going to cost us a lot of money to pull this off and get these people in. And there are children that have got to get to a hospital. And we would sure like your help on this project.

You can donate at Mercuryone.org/NazareneFund.

PAT: Whereas we once had $12 million, that's down to three now, I think?

GLENN: Three. Yeah, down to three.

PAT: We've spent $9 million in the effort for the 4,000 so far.

GLENN: Yeah, 4,000. And the 11,000 that have also been fed, food and everything else. It's quite remarkable what you're doing.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: We're also trying to rebuild some of the churches or at least help them on their feet so they can rebuild some of these churches.

Some of these churches, the ones that we're looking at right now are shrines and literally from the year 400 -- these are some of the first Christians, in what was I think ancient Persia at the time.

And so this is -- these are the places where the apostles actually went and visited. The plains of Ninevah. And we're trying help them, as some of them are coming back in and rebuilding. We would love to get your help.

Featured Image: Myrna with her father (R) and priest (L).

The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on subpoenas to compel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify on alleged censorship and bias across their platforms. But that all changed when Republican committee members "expressed reservation about the maneuver," Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who chairs Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, was definitely not one of the committee members with cold feet. On the radio program Tuesday, he told Glenn Beck that he's fighting "vociferously" to ensure Dorsey and others testify before the November 3rd election.

"Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are both going to testify. They're are going to testify in person. They're going to testify before Election Day. That's what I think should happen," Cruz said. "That's what I'm fighting vociferously to happen. Right now, the companies are negotiating with the chairman's office to discuss terms to come voluntarily. I don't give a damn whether they come voluntarily or under subpoena. They need to testify in person and answer questions for the American people about why they are trying to steal this election, to suppress the free speech, and to censor the press."

The subpoenas would require Big Tech leaders to testify on the alleged "suppression and/or censorship" of two consecutive blockbuster stories from the New York Post. The first story was about emails that allegedly came from Hunter Biden's computer which are currently being investigated by the FBI, and the second was based on additional emails that allegedly showed communist China directly offering millions of dollars to then-Vice President Joe Biden.

"Big Tech stepped in, and they've done something they've never done before," Cruz explained. "We know that Big Tech has been censoring individual conservatives, trying to suppress conservative speech. But the step they took here is, they blocked if any individual user tried to share either of the New York Post stories, [they] were blocked ... Sharing a news story, from a major media outlet is part of democracy, part of free speech. And not only that, they blocked the New York Post itself. Right now, today, the New York Post is not being allowed to post its own damn stories on corruption. This is ridiculous. It's a threshold that's never been crossed before, of Silicon Valley oligarchs declaring the authority to determine what the press is allowed to report, and who is allowed to see it."

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If we learned nothing from the media over the past 4 years it's that colluding with a foreign entity to either win an election or for personal gain is absolutely grotesque. Well, that depends on whether you have a (D) or (R) before your name anyway. President Trump was impeached on rumor and innuendo yet Joe Biden has all but skated on his corruption up to this point.

Below is a timeline that shows the level of corruption and the lengths the Biden's went to in order to build that family's wealth and influence internationally.

2009

In 2009, Joe Biden was the brand-new Vice President and John Kerry was a U.S. Senator. Just five months after Joe was sworn in, his son Hunter, and Kerry's stepson, Christopher Heinz, formed an international private equity firm called Rosemont Capital. It had several different branches, including one called Rosemont Seneca Partners.

2010

Just nine months after Rosemont Seneca opened its doors, Hunter Biden went to China for meetings with executives from China's biggest banks, and its sovereign wealth and social security funds. That's unheard-of access for a brand-new firm. Was it just coincidence that at the same time Hunter was meeting these Chinese bigwigs, his dad was meeting with China's then-president Hu Jintao in Washington DC at a nuclear security summit?

2011

In May 2011, Joe Biden met with Chinese officials for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue conference in Washington. Just two weeks later, Hunter Biden went to Taiwan for meetings with the same Chinese financial giants he'd met in China in 2010, plus some new ones.

2013

By December 2013, Joe Biden was enjoying his second term as VP, and John Kerry was now Secretary of State. That's when Joe traveled to Beijing on an extended official trip and Hunter traveled with him on Air Force Two.

During their stay, Vice President Biden met with President Xi and Hunter was mostly out of sight. We don't know exactly what he was up to, but the deal finalized between Rosemont Seneca and the Bank of China just ten days after the Bidens' trip pretty much gives it away. The most powerful financial institution in China formed a joint venture with tiny Rosemont Seneca to create a giant new investment firm called Bohai Harvest RST – the "RS" stands for Rosemont Seneca.

The firm is often called "BHR" for short.

Hunter Biden was a member of the Board. Remember, the Bank of China is government-owned, which means its business is completely intertwined with the goals of the Chinese Communist Party. BHR also got the freedom to operate in the newly created Shanghai Free-Trade Zone where, over the next six years, it would use $2.5 billion of Chinese government money to invest in China, as well as in other countries, including the U.S.

During their Beijing trip, Hunter also introduced Jonathan Li to his dad. Li is Hunter's business partner – he's CEO and Director of BHR.

Hunter arranged for Joe to meet Li in the lobby of the hotel where they stayed during their Beijing trip.

2014

In 2014, one of BHR's first major investments was in the China General Nuclear Power Corporation.

CGN is a Chinese government-owned nuclear power company that sold off a stake of the company to outside investors. Problem is, CGN was under FBI investigation for paying informants in the U.S. to steal nuclear secrets.

In 2016, the FBI arrested the ringleader of this nuclear espionage, a man named Allen Ho.

When they arrested Ho, he was using a random code generator to access funds being provided to him from – where else? – the Bank of China.

Yet while this FBI probe was going on, the son of the Vice President owned a stake in the company being investigated. And even after arrests were made, Rosemont Seneca did not alter its relationship with BHR, nor did it divest from CGN, even though it was stealing U.S. nuclear secrets.

2015

In 2015, BHR partnered with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy an American company called Henniges for $600 million.

AVIC is a gigantic military contractor in China – think Lockheed Martin – that makes fighter jets, bombers and drones. BHR bought 49% of Henniges and AVIC bought 51%.

Henniges is a precision parts manufacturer specializing in anti-vibration technology. The stuff they make is known as "dual use" by the U.S. State Department, which means the technology can also have a military application.

Because of that, the deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) since it could have national security implications. The thing is, the American side of BHR – meaning Hunter Biden and his pals – had to know there were serious national security implications with AVIC.

The year before they formed a partnership with AVIC, the Wall Street Journal reported how AVIC stole technology related to the U.S. Air Force's F-35 stealth fighter and used it in its own stealth fighter for the Chinese.

How the Committee on Foreign Investment approved that deal remains a mystery. CFIUS does not publicly disclose any information regarding its decisions. Their findings are not publicly announced.

Interesting that China accounted for the largest share – with 74 transactions – approved by CFIUS during Obama's second term (2013-2015).

Under the umbrella of Rosemont Capital was a real estate company called Rosemont Realty. In 2015, a Chinese company called Gemini Investments bought a 75% stake in Rosemont Realty. The company was renamed Gemini Rosemont

Gemini brought $3 billion to the partnership with Rosemont, with the aim of buying "Class A institutional-quality commercial office properties in U.S. markets."

Red flag (literally) – Gemini Investments is a subsidiary of the China Ocean Shipping Company, a.k.a., "COSCO."

COSCO is a Chinese government-owned company. Its headquarters in Beijing is actually next to the headquarters of the Bank of China. COSCO is well-known for its close military ties. It's essentially a branch of the Chinese Navy.

2017

In 2017, BHR invested in Face++. That's the facial recognition phone app built by a Chinese company that is incorporated in a separate app built by the Chinese government. Police in the Xinjiang [Sin-jong] region of China use that app to keep tabs on citizens, and track and detain Uiguhr [Wee-ger] Muslims.

The app allows police easy access to data about Chinese Muslims including things like religious activity, blood type, and even the amount of electricity they use.

2018

In March 2018, a spokesman (Chris Bastardi) for Christopher Heinz (John Kerry's stepson) emailed The Hill to say that Heinz had "no operating role" in Rosemont Seneca, and that he was not involved in any of Rosemont's deals in China (which contradicts Schweizer's report in his book Secret Empires).

Chris Heinz was involved in Rosemont Capital. Rosemont Seneca was established under the same GP as Rosemont Capital, but Chris Heinz had no operating role in it. Chris and his family have no financial interest or investment in Bohai Harvest RST, he has never traveled to China, and he has never met with the firm's Chinese management team or investors.

2019

In October 2019, Hunter Biden's lawyer, George Mesires, said Hunter did not conduct any business on that 2013 trip to Beijing with his Dad.

Mesires said the timing of BHR's business license getting approved was purely coincidental because the paperwork had been submitted months before the Bidens' China trip.

According to Hunter's lawyer, the approval " was not related in any way, shape or form to Hunter's visit."

Hunter Biden finally stepped down from the BHR board last October (2019), but he DID NOT give up his 10% stake in the company.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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