Feminists silent as Texas teen is beaten for refusing forced Islamic arranged marriage

Defenders of Islam will claim that the Koran prohibits forced marriage. They’ll say, “yes, it allows ‘arranged’ marriage, of children, as long as they consent” --- and, by the way, silence counts as consent.

In reality, forced marriage is sewn into the culture of many Islamic traditions. Muhammad married a six-year-old and consummated the marriage when the girl was nine. (In Islam, the girl’s father and husband determine when the girl is ready for consummation.)

And it’s happening here in America.

Last year, two Iraqi immigrants in Texas allegedly arranged for a grown man to marry their 15-year-old daughter. The man would pay them $20,000 and take his new bride to a new city. When the girl protested, her parents choked her --- choked her until she passed out. They beat her with broomsticks. They threw scalding oil onto her body.

In January, she vanished. People wondered if her parents had murdered her --- a so-called “honor killing.” Earlier this month, the girl reappeared. She and her five siblings were put in the custody of Child Protective Services, and their parents were hauled off to jail --- and as police led them past a huddle of journalists, her father yelled, blaming his daughter for everything.

Of course, the mainstream media has largely ignored the story --- ignored the girl’s protests --- in favor of a narrative that views Muslims as supreme victims or harmless, peaceful sages. The campus feminists and Hollywood celebrities who rant about consent and women’s rights have likewise been quiet about it.

I thought they believed in women’s rights.

Maybe a hashtag will make the terrors of Islam trendy enough for progressives to care about.

Will the #MeToo movement stand up for this young girl’s cause? Will campus feminists and Linda Sarsour and FEMINIST Beyoncé rally in her name? Will anyone protest and march for her?

When are American feminists --- who are some of the most privileged people on earth --- going to use their power and privilege to stand up for women’s rights? Sadly, it doesn’t seem likely to happen anytime soon.

But, who knows, maybe a hashtag will make the terrors of Islam trendy enough for progressives to care about. For now, they’ll continue to focus their hatred on conservatives, Christians and basic biology.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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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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