Glenn Beck: Founder of Muslim TV network beheads wife


Muzzammil Hassan, right, founder of Bridges TV, is charged with murder in the beheading of his wife, Aasiya Hassan, left, in Orchard Park, N.Y.

GLENN: Bridges. You haven't watched Bridges TV? You know, a lot of people don't watch Bridges TV and they should. It's building bridges. A lot of people watch it for its hard hitting programming such as Muslim American Teen Talk, which is so fantastic that sometimes I just have to watch it. Even though I'm not a teen or a talker, you know, on teen subjects, I watch the Muslim American Teen Talk show on Bridges TV. It's an American Islamic TV channel, quote, seeking to improve the image of Muslims in the United States and to, quote, offer a unique perspective on the Middle East and the war on terrorism, end quote. It sounds great, sounds exactly like the kind of show I've been waiting for, and it's a whole network. It's not just a show. And I especially appreciate their news programming, described as this in an article in 2006: Some speakers openly criticize Islamic extremists. Some guests, however, are extremists. One religious figure who appeared October 3rd said Muslims have a duty to change America and to increase their numbers to 50% of the population from 2%. He recommended that Sharia, or Islamic, law be implemented in American courts. During a round table discussion during the Arab-Israeli conflict, one participant offered a solution: For the Jews to leave and return to Europe.

But see, this isn't what the whole network's about. I mean, sure we've got those crazy things but that's not what it's about. This is a TV channel that's, quote, seeking to improve the image of Muslims in the United States, end quote. So most of their program is just wonderful. I mean, their programming is fantastic. Aasiya Hassan is the woman who came up with the idea for the network. She worked closely with her husband, Muzzammil Hassan. They put together Bridges TV, just building bridges. "Honey, that is one of the greatest ideas I've ever heard." "Thank you, sweetheart. Oh, I just love being partners with you. Oh, we're building bridges together, aren't we?" Bridges TV, again the network, quote, seeking to improve the image of Muslims in the United States.

By the way, Aasiya was reportedly looking to divorce her husband and his reaction, I mean, granted he flew off the handle just a little bit. He's been charged now this week for second-degree murder of his wife and Hassan, all he was trying to do -- I mean, let's just play our cards face up on the table. All he was trying to do was apparently he was just seeking to improve the image of Muslims in the United States so much, he was so committed to that that he had to decapitate her. That's all he had to do. Building bridges to decapitation, and her body was found in the hallway of the television station that they founded whose goal, by the way, was seeking to improve the image of Muslims in the United States. Right there in that station where they worked hard to improve the image of Muslims in the United States, right there at that television station, Bridges TV, her headless body was found in the hallway.

Now, when you hear this story, no doubt you're going to hear some hate mongering conservatives that just want to point out, you know, that they hate people because they're different. You know, they'll say things like... (mumbling), people saying, "I don't think decapitation is helping to improve the image of Muslims in the United States." That's the kind of hate that you're gonna hear. But come on, can't we just be honest with each other? Can't we just stop and put all the hate behind us? Is one, just one simple decapitation going to erase all of the good done by thousands of hours on Muslim American Teen Talk? Just one? Okay, all right, okay, so they decapitated one person. Have you seen teen talk? It's teens talking about improving the image of Muslim Americans, you know, here... something. I'm not sure, but they're talking a lot. Okay, so okay, so the founder's wife is dead in the hallway, and... what's that teen have to say?

So now as the owner of Bridges TV, the station, of course, seeking to improve the image of Muslims in the United States, the owner is the only suspect, you know, considering that he's the guy who walked into the police station and said that she was dead. So I'm sure that Bridges TV, the station seeking to improve the image of Muslims in the United States, is covering the probable truth that he was, you know, probably framed by imperialists and Dick Cheney donors. That's probably what happened. But let's not lose sight. The mission of Bridges TV, the station seeking to improve the image of Muslims in the United States, it was described as fostering an understanding between cultures and diverse populations. If we can't embrace the diversity of beheading -- okay, so there are people who behead people and people who don't. If we can't come together and just look beyond some of our differences, how are we ever going to really grow as a nation? So before you judge, maybe you should think about whether you understand that diverse culture, you know. Ask yourself, what are you doing to improve the image of Muslims in the United States? Have you beheaded your wife after you started a television station? Did you? No. Have you started a TV station where you said, "Hey, all the Jews can just move, leave and go back to Europe"? No, you haven't done that. These people have -- well, this one person is still trying to do it. The other person, you know, she doesn't have a head. But you know what I think of when I think of a head lying in a hallway? Bowling. No, I'm just saying there might -- hey, you don't like diversity? Really, Mr. Hate monger? You have a problem with people who like to bowl with heads? Sure. Maybe it's not your cup of tea.

STU: Are you trying to diversify our programming by going --

GLENN: Pardon me?

STU: Are you trying to diversify our programming by going with the ideas of the owner of the station?

GLENN: I'm just saying why not -- I mean --

STU: His editorial opinion hasn't been presented on this show?

GLENN: He's in jail. Nobody's going to listen to him now. Somebody's got to pick up that ball or that head and roll with it. Run with it. Something with it. I'm just saying. You know what really bothers me? We've come to the point in America where we can't tell the truth. These guys were on the front lines of shutting anybody down, of saying, you know, hey, you're a hate monger; you just hate all Muslims. No, I don't. No, I don't. I don't think all of them want to behead people. I don't think all of them want to live under Sharia law. I think there are those here in the United States and, surprise, surprise, thanks to our southern border and our northern border, there are more and more of them here in our country that do want us to live under Sharia law. Yep, I think they exist and, yep, I think we should out them. I think people should know what Sharia law means and if you don't conform, what happens to you. But, of course, that's hate speech.

Did you hear about -- by the way, did you hear about the diplomat from Afghanistan? He's great. He's a UN diplomat. He was beating his wife nearly to death. He took a belt to her and everything else. She went, she ran to police. Police said don't do that again. She went home. He beat her again. For three hours he beat her. He then stepped on her throat, was choking her to death while he called the police and said he's been beaten and he needs help right away. When the police got there -- this guy's not too bright -- they figured it out. He's now facing seven years. He claimed, "Diplomatic immunity, diplomatic..." and they said, no, I don't think so, jack.

By the way, one completely unrelated story to all of this, did anybody see the story from the FBI that they now consider C.A.I.R. a Hamas front organization? That was weird how that hasn't come out in the news. Wait a minute. C.A.I.R., the organization that has White House access, George Bush White House access, the organization that we couldn't shut down down in Texas. Oh, just the hate mongering and the hate speech that went around that, the one that has access to the highest levels of all of the networks, we're sitting in the offices of the head people at CNN when they hired me telling me that they would protest and they would shut them down, the people that were in the head offices of Disney when I went to work at ABC, those people, a front organization according to the FBI for Hamas. Who would have seen that one coming. I just -- hmmm. But how come that hasn't been reported in the news? Why is that, why is that not everywhere? Are we really to the point in America where we can't tell the truth anymore? The answer is yes. The answer is yes. We're trying to figure out, how did we get here? How did we get to a place to where our country is on the edge?

William "Bill" Kelly is 95-year-old World War II veteran from Oregon. He lived through the Great Depression.
He served in the South Pacific during World War II. And now he has just fought the coronavirus -- and won.

Bill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to share his experience and a hopeful message about why the younger generations can overcome this crisis.

"I want to tell the people, it wasn't pleasant, but on the other hand, you know, if you do what you're supposed to do, and you have some loved ones around you, and do a lot of praying, why, you'll come through okay. We [American's] have been through a lot. We've been through Pearl Harbor. We've been through the Great Depression, and who knows what else. We're tough. We'll get through it. Hang in there," Bill said.

"You know, it's just -- it's in our American blood," he added. "We're that type of people. We take care of each other, and we are not going to break down. We're going to make it through, every time. Every time."

"There are people that don't think we are those people anymore. That it was the greatest generation -- your generation -- that did it, but now we're not the same people. Do you agree with that? Glenn asked.

"No," asserted Bill. "And the reason I say that is because I remember when I was a young kid, you know, and people, the older people, said 'all those young kids are soft' ... but when we were attacked at Pearl Harbor -- sneak attack, you know -- it's surprising how those so-called goofy kids turned into mighty fine fighting people. And they're very loyal. I have lots of faith in them ... no, I don't have any problems with this new generation. They'll take care of us. We're Americans."

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Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 950,638 (up from 872,891 Yesterday)
  • Total Deaths Worldwide: 48,289 (up from 43,271 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 202,631 (up from 184,588 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 12% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 215,344 Confirmed Cases and 5,112 Deaths, up from 188,592 cases and 4,056 deaths yesterday
  • COVID-19 is now the 3rd leading cause of death in the US, behind Heart Disease and Cancer (based on daily fatalities per 1,000 people)
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 115,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 13,155 officially dead)
  • US is 25th in Total Confirmed Cases per 1 Million Population, with 651 cases per 1 Million people. Spain has 2,583 Cases per 1 Million people.
  • US is 23rd in Total Confirmed Dead per 1 Million Population, with 15 Dead per 1 Million citizens. Italy has 218 Dead per 1 Million.
  • US has 5,112 Dead vs 8,878 Recovered and 5,075 in Critical Condition
  • The US currently has 201,354 Active Cases of COVID-19, with still less than 1% of the total US population tested.
  • 17% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
COVID-19 Now Killing Victims Who Don't Have COVID-19 https://nypost.com/2020/04/02/coronavirus-nyc-emts-stop-taking-cardiac-arrest-patients-to-hospitals/
  • EMTs in New York have been given a directive not to transport heart-attack victims to hospitals if they cannot be revived at the scene.
  • Prior cardiac arrest victims would have been transported to hospitals for further life-saving procedures, but with hospitals being overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, heart attack victims are solely in the hands of local EMTs. If EMTs cannot restore a pulse at the scene, victims are to be left there to die.
  • "Artificial ventilation and/or compressions must not be delayed," the memo states, adding that chest "compressions must begin as soon as it is determined the patient does not have a pulse."
  • But the guidelines change if the patient cannot be revived before arriving at a hospital.
  • "In the event a resuscitation is terminated, and the body is in public view, the body can be left in the custody of the NYPD."
China Lied, People Died Trending on Social Media https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/china-concealed-extent-of-virus-outbreak-u-s-intelligence-says
  • US Intelligence Services has concluded what the Internet has known since January: The Chinese Communist Party lied about total infected and total deaths due to Coronavirus.
  • Citing a report provided to the White House last week, officials confirmed that US Intelligence concludes 'gross' underreporting of total cases and total deaths, especially from Hubei Province.
  • Many have speculated that numbers coming out of China, Iran, North Korea, Russia and other totalitarian countries have been dramatically underreported, by as much as a factor of 10 according to official British Intelligence reports.
  • The early misrepresentation of data by the CCP may have lead some Western Politicians and epidemiologists to underestimate the seriousness of COVID-19 and delayed response in Italy, Spain, the UK and the US.
  • Though why anybody would have believed anything the Chinese Communist Party had to say remains an open question...
Italy's Death Toll Far Higher Than Reported https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/italys-coronavirus-death-toll-is-far-higher-than-reported/ar-BB122vvc
  • In the town of Coccaglio, an hour's drive east of here, the local nursing home lost over a third of its residents in March. None of the 24 people who died there were tested for the new coronavirus. Nor were the 38 people who died in another nursing home in the nearby town of Lodi.
  • These aren't isolated incidents. Italy's official death toll from the virus stands at 13,155, the most of any country in the world. But that number tells only part of the story because many people who die from the virus don't make it to the hospital and are never tested, therefore they aren't included in official numbers.
  • "They were all sick, they all had flu-like symptoms and difficulty breathing," stated a nurse from one of the nursing homes. "We had no ambulance to get them to Milan."
  • In the areas worst hit by the pandemic, Italy is undercounting thousands of deaths caused by the virus, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows, indicating that the pandemic's human toll may end up being much greater, and infections far more widespread, than official data indicate.
  • As stretched and sometimes overwhelmed hospitals fight to save their patients, many other people die unseen and uncounted, including elderly people in out-of-the-way locations.
  • In addition, the health-care crisis can lead to a surge of deaths from other causes that would normally be treatable.
  • "There are many more dead from the virus than are officially declared... People died and they were never tested because time and resources are limited," Eugenio Fossati, deputy mayor of Coccaglio, says of deaths caused by the virus.
More Numbers Hard to Trust as Bodies Left On The Streets in Ecuador https://www.scmp.com/news/world/americas/article/3078077/coronavirus-bodies-are-being-left-streets-ecuador
  • Coronavirus: bodies are being left on the streets in Ecuador.
  • 'They fall in front of hospitals or in back street alleys, or in small villages…no one wants to recover them,' says the mayor of Ecuador's largest city.
  • The army is placing unclaimed bodies in refrigerated cargo containers at the port while authorities pursue plans for a new cemetery.
  • The corpses have been overwhelming Guayaquil, a port city of 2.8 million at the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in Ecuador.
  • Over the last few days, several were wrapped in plastic and left on the streets. Others have lain unclaimed in hospitals and clinics that have been overwhelmed by infections. The city morgue is full.
  • The majority of the dead are believed to be victims of the virus, but nobody can say for sure how many. There has been little testing.
  • The country has confirmed 2,700 infections and 93 deaths - 60 of them in Guayaquil and its immediate surroundings. But municipal officials there said they have recovered at least 400 bodies in the last 3 days.
  • Mayor Cynthia Viteri, who announced that she has also tested positive for the virus, said the national government should be responsible for collecting the corpses.
  • "They're leaving them in the villages, they are stacked in front of hospitals," she said in a Twitter video message to residents late last week.
  • Many local villages in Ecuador are simply burying the dead in unmarked graves, which will make official counting of COVID-19 victims impossible in the weeks ahead.
50% of Viral Spread Comes from People With No Symptoms https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/health/us-coronavirus-updates-wednesday/index.html
  • Researchers in Iceland have confirmed earlier reports from Hong Kong that a significant amount of viral spread is caused by carriers who have no symptoms.
  • In the US, Doctors at the CDC have confirmed asymptomatic spread, but estimate a number of about 25%.
  • If true, then the case for all persons to wear masks, even those who don't have symptoms, becomes much stronger.
  • To prevent further spread, the top infectious disease expert in the US says health officials are reconsidering guidance on face masks.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would "lean towards" recommending that the general public wear face masks "if we do not have the problem of taking away masks from the health care workers who need them. The public can stay home to avoid infection, but health care workers cannot," he said.
  • "We're not there yet, but I think we're close to coming to some determination," Fauci said.
Ship vs Train... Ship Wins https://abc7.com/usns-mercy-coronavirus-train-crash-derailment/6069395/
  • A Locomotive Engineer in Los Angeles has been charged with 1 Count of "Train Wrecking", a Class A Felony under Federal Law, after purposely derailing his freight train while attempting to sink the US Hospital ship Mercy.
  • Eduardo Moreno, 44, intended to hit the ship, saying he thought it was "suspicious" and did not believe "the ship is what they say it's for.'"
  • Moreno admitted to crashing the train intentionally but said he did not plan it out in advance. It is believed that he acted alone.
  • He allegedly made statements to a CHP officer that included "You only get this chance once. The whole world is watching. I had to. People don't know what's going on here. Now they will."
  • Officials say video from inside the train's cab shows Moreno holding a lighted flare during the incident.
Biggest Issue With COVID-19 in Malaysia: Nagging Wives https://www.npr.org/2020/04/01/825051317/dont-nag-your-husband-during-lock-down-malaysias-government-advises-women
  • Malaysia has the largest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia with more than 2,900 and counting.
  • This week, Malaysia's government also had a serious public relations issue after an ill-conceived plan went online.
  • Malaysia's Ministry for Women, Family and Community Development issued a series of online posters on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #WomenPreventCOVID19. It advised the nation's women to help with the country's partial lockdown by not nagging their husbands.
  • The ministry also advised women to refrain from being "sarcastic" if they asked for help with household chores.
  • Additionally, the Ministry urged women working from home to dress up and wear makeup.
  • After some negative response on social media, the public service messages have been removed from the Ministry's Facebook page.

MyPillow inventor and CEO Mike Lindell was lambasted by the left and mainstream media after he announced at a White House press briefing on Monday that his company will start making tens of thousands of masks to fight against the spread of coronavirus. Lindell also thanked God for President Donald Trump and encouraged Americans to turn back to God in this time of crisis.

Read the details here.

Whether it was his support for President Trump or strong religious beliefs, no one has lit up the media quite like Mike Lindell. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Monday to talk about the president, the 'horrible, crazy media' and how he's not afraid to keep speaking out about his faith.

"I think people are going to quit being brainwashed by this horrible, crazy media -- they know who they are -- and the public is going to see the amazing job that our president is doing," Lindell said. "I've done interview after interview today. I'm taking all the bad ones on -- I think I'm going on 'The View' tomorrow I love it. I want to go right into the hurricane. Finally, I get to speak out for Jesus like I want to."

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News broke that German Finance Minister Thomas Schaefer reportedly committed suicide on Saturday due to the stress from the economic climate during the coronavirus crisis. Unfortunately, this headline may become more common place. Concerns are far beyond those of just hand washing, finding toilet paper and the latest White House briefings. There may be a secondary crisis growing — mental health and suicide.

Messages fill my inbox daily from parents worried about their teens showing signs of risk of suicidal ideation. Spouses concerned about the toil recent layoffs will have on their partners. Elderly family members are also vulnerable.

Last week, news a father of three dying by suicide made me want to scream to the world – "LISTEN!" We are losing too many of our human family. And I am afraid with COVID-19 on the scene, we are going to lose more than ever.

During the past six years — following the suicide of my 40-year-old sister — my mission has been to bring awareness and help prevent suicide. Everyone is exposed to suicide. You either struggle with depression/anxiety, you love someone that struggles, or like me, you have already lost someone to suicide. That is literally everyone on the planet. Bigger numbers than even the virus.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

So, pile on the constant stream of news, stats about COVID-19 deaths and a lock down on social distancing, even the most emotionally skilled individual may be drowning in vulnerability and at risk.

What can be done?

Social distancing, not isolation

Even though we are standing 6ft apart in the grocery stores, and no longer going to church together, humans need connection to survive.

Free communication apps like Marco Polo are a great way to not hide behind a text. Whether it is on video chat or old fashion letter writing, making connection a priority is crucial for our survival.

Emotional check-in

The new normal seems to be changing by the hour. It is hard to keep up, recalibrating with all the change. Just like the importance of taking temperature to check for virus symptoms, we need to monitor our emotional temp. Try the one word check-in, at dinner time, simply by asking, "How am I feeling today?" It can be a great barometer.

Naming our feelings keep them tamed.

It's Ok to not be Ok

It is crucial to our survival to frame this crisis with a mental health back drop. Suicide, depression and anxiety concerns should be at the top of the STAY HOME and STAY SAFE list. If you find yourself feeling helpless or having thoughts of self-harm, please reach out for additional support. Therapists are using online formats to serve their clients. Call your doctor or one of the many 1-800 numbers.

No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family.

If you are reading this and struggling. Please remember, we will never be better without you. No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family. We will make it thru this COVID-19 crisis stronger and closer than before. No longer will we take hugging our neighbor for granted.

And maybe, just maybe we will someday find the vaccine that stops suicide virus from spreading.

Ganel-Lyn is a public speaker, media personality & author