Love the Mosque, hate the Cross

GLENN BECK PROGRAM


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There is a -- there is an Arab, Arabic school that they are trying to open here in Manhattan, and it will only speak Arabic. All right. I was going to say I don't have a problem with that but yet again, I do. I would have a problem with a Spanish speaking school or, you know, one that only spoke Canadian. You know, I would like an English-speaking school, please. You're in America.

Now, the argument in New York has been that we need more Arabic-speaking people to be able to, you know, confront the future, et cetera, et cetera. Fine. Offer a class in Arabic. Encourage kids to take Arabic. Don't have a problem with that. It's called a language class. Why would we start, especially when there's a shortage of people that speak Arabic, why would we start in the middle of a war with those who speak Arabic and most don't understand Arabic, why would we start an all-Arabic school? Doesn't sound like a good idea, especially when you can't really find out any information on it. You can't find out a damn thing about this school, and it's being paid for by taxpayer money.

And then when you have the principal who will not go on the record about who was responsible for 9/11, you have a principal that will not say Hamas or Hezbollah is a terrorist organization, will not condemn some of the things that Saudi Arabia has done and the reason why that's important. Any time that you run into somebody who says, hey, we just all want to get along, you ask them, will you condemn Saudi Arabia? Will you say that the Saudi Arabian government is involved in wahabiism and spreading this and this should not be spread? Will you say that on the record? If they don't answer, you know that most likely they are in league with wahabiism or get some of their financing from Saudi Arabia. It's a critical question and unfortunately nobody will ask that question of people who just won't answer it. But you have this principal who won't answer that question.

Now, fortunately there have been a group of people who have been demonized here in New York City as just nothing but hatemonger because they hate all Arabs. I guess that's what it is. It's a group of concerned parents and moms who said, excuse me, this is not a good idea here in New York City or any place unless we know exactly who's involved and what they stand for and the course is approved and is all in the open.

Well, Pamela Hall, who I've had on the program before, she photographed T-shirts that were being made that say Intifada NYC. They are sold by an organization, Arab women active in the art and media. Intifada media. This organization shares office space in Brooklyn with the association that is -- that the principal works for. Got it? So they are in the same office.

Now, she is also a board member and a spokesperson for this organization that shares office space with Infitada NYC. The T-shirts are calling for a Palestinian uprising in the five boroughs. Now, her explanation has been that it just means shaking off. They had a photograph of these T-shirts. They had the link to her office space. And I know it's a shaky link but it was enough to have her step forward and say, okay, well, let me explain these T-shirts. It just means, shaking off. You just shake things off. You shake New York City off? This is a good idea? This is even -- this is even smart to do? Just because of the implications of what people might think it means? I mean, it just shows, at the very least, a lack of common sense in this individual. She's resigned. She's resigned. She's no longer going to be the principal, but the school hasn't stopped.

Now, here's where I find -- here's what I find very interesting. The Department of Education has not responded to requests for information on the curricula or why the school board has a religious advisory board. Believe it or not, there are, on their advisory board there are clerics, Muslim clerics for this school. Now, here's the question I have. Louisiana, there's the courtroom in Louisiana is hearing a case now from the ACLU as they threaten a lawsuit to take the cross out of the courtroom in Louisiana. Can't have it. ACLU's on it.

In Connecticut there's a lawsuit because public schools were using a cathedral for its graduation ceremony. And yet in New York they're creating an Arabic public school which has several religious clerics on the advisory board. I don't even understand that. That's like having a school that is teaching Gaelic and having the cardinal from St. Patrick's cathedral on the advisory board. You don't think the ACLU would have a problem with that?

Now let me tie into something else the ACLU also doesn't have a problem with. In Michigan, in the university of -- is it the University of Michigan? I want to make sure I get this right. The University of Michigan, they are now -- they are installing foot baths because it's a Muslim ritual to have foot baths to wash your feet. Are you out of your mind? Well, why don't we just put the little -- what do you call the little water containers when you walk into a Catholic church, to cross yourself with holy water? Why can't we put those in every campus in America? Do you think the ACLU would stand for that? There was just a little container of holy water inside the door of every university? Of course not.

It's beyond political correctness. It's one thing to not want to offend people. It's one thing to say, look, man, you know, you want to practice your religion, practice your religion. But the idea is that we're all supposed to come together and blend together. It's one thing to have a school that specializes in different things, but in today's world when you have questions that are out there, you've got to answer these questions. I'm sorry, but it only makes things worse. It only makes us distrust each other even more. You must have an open door policy. The Department of Education must answer these questions: Why is it we have an Arabic school; why is it that clerics are allowed to be on the supervisory committee; do we have people that are -- who are the teachers; who are the principals; where do they stand on 9/11; are they more from the ilk of Rosie O'Donnell who says the United States government did it; what is the curricula? Those answers aren't coming, but at least the principal is no longer involved and it's only because a few people were willing to be called hatemongers, even though they're not.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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