Jihadists aren't the enemy?

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GLENN: By the way, counterterrorism czar John Brennan has revealed that we have a new national strategy.

PAT: That's a good one.

GLENN: It is a good one. Do we have it on audio? Here it is. This is a good one.

BRENNAN: The president's strategy is absolutely clear about the threat we face. Our enemy is not terrorism.

PAT: Nope.

BRENNAN: Because terrorism is but a tactic.


BRENNAN: Our enemy is not terror because terror is a state of mind and as Americans we refuse to live in fear.

PAT: So there's no terror.

BRENNAN: Nor do we describe our enemy as jihadist.


BRENNAN: Or Islamist

PAT: No.

BRENNAN: Because jihad is a holy struggle.

GLENN: A holy struggle.

BRENNAN: A legitimate tenet of Islam meaning to purify oneself in one's community and there is nothing holy or legitimate or Islamic about murdering innocent men, women and children.

GLENN: I am so glad —

BRENNAN: Indeed characterizing our adversaries this way would actually be counterproductive. It would play into a false perception that they are religious leaders defending a holy cause when, in fact, they are nothing more than murderers.

PAT: That's so —

BRENNAN: Including the murder of thousands upon thousands of Muslims.

GLENN: Now, I want him to know that it's good that they are murderers and not terrorists.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: The tea party members are terrorists.

PAT: Those are terrorists.

GLENN: Those are terrorists. These are just simple unrelated murderers. That's all they are.

BRENNAN: Muslim leaders around the world have spoken out forcefully at great risk of their own lives.

PAT: All the time, all the time.

GLENN: Can I tell you something? I am so sick of the Muslim community speaking so forcefully! I know!

PAT: Stop it! We heard it a million times! I know!

GLENN: I know, I know! You don't, you don't side with murderers. I know.

PAT: That's why it's so easy to tell. That's why it's so easy to tell the good Muslims from the not so good ones.

GLENN: Wait a minute. Hang on just a second. Did you not hear our new policy?

PAT: Oh, that's right.

GLENN: They are all good Muslims.

PAT: They are all good Muslims.

GLENN: They are all good Muslims.

PAT: We're not at war with anybody but creeps, creeps who kill. It's the war on creeps who kill.

GLENN: Thank you very much. War, why war?

PAT: It's not war.

GLENN: It's the police action.

PAT: Overseas contingency plan on creeps who kill.

GLENN: Could we add Christian creeps that kill. We could because we don't know for sure if they are not Christian. I saw on PBS, and I like this, Tavis Smiley who has a cartoon.

PAT: I thought it was a joke named for him. I thought it was a joke.

GLENN: I was going to say it's a cartoon name: It's the Tavis Smiley show! Good morning, kids! It's something like, you know, Ren & Stimpy would have put, you know, what are you doing? I'm running the Tavis Smiley show! I mean, it's ridiculous.

So apparently your taxpayer dollars are going to Tavis Smiley, and he had Ayaan Hirsi Ali before. Now, I have had Ayaan before. She was the only person that I had on the program that actually had Secret Service agents next to the cameras. I've had Secret Service agents in the studio.

PAT: There a jihad declared on her?

GLENN: Not a jihad, no. There's no such thing as — jihad is only a —

PAT: That's right.

GLENN: Jihad is only a purification.

PAT: Purification on Islam.

GLENN: Yeah, of one's soul.

STU: A better term might be shenanigans. If you were to use shenanigans, I think that might be —

GLENN: Oh, yes, they have declared shenanigans on her.

PAT: They have declared shenanigans?

GLENN: Yes, they have.

STU: The war against the creeps with shenanigans is I believe —

GLENN: Yeah. (Laughing).

PAT: It's not a war.

GLENN: The Christians

PAT: It's an overseas contingency plan against creeps with shenanigans.

GLENN: Christian creeps with shenanigans.

STU: Right.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: So she's the only person that I've ever interviewed that had Secret Service not just in the room but literally right off each camera.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: So they were right — they were standing at the camera points. It was amazing. She is in grave, grave, grave danger and she is also not a Christian. She's an atheist.

PAT: Is she really?

GLENN: Yes. She went from, I think it was Somalia, and from Somalia she left and her father was sending her to Canada to get married for an arranged marriage. And he told her, if you don't — if you don't show up, if you dishonor the family, we will hunt you down and we will kill you. Do not bring dishonor on our family. Well, she got to, where? The Netherlands, and she got off the plane and she took her berka off and she escaped. She then taught herself Dutch. Right? And English. And she became a member of the Dutch parliament. I mean, here's a wildly accomplished woman.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Then in 2004 during our election, her partner, who was making a film on this fairytale called Muslim extremism was killed in the street. Not Vincent Van Gogh. What was his first name?

STU: Theo.

GLENN: Theo Van Gogh. A knife was — he was stabbed, like, I don't know how many times.

PAT: Oh, that was her —

GLENN: That was her. Her name was stabbed into his chest, okay?

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: She's an amazing woman. Now, she's doing an interview. I don't know why. I think it might be part of the witness protection program, on Tavis Smiley's show, on PBS. Your tax dollars are going to pay this man's salary. Listen to what he says to her.

SMILEY: But Christians do that every single day, in this country.

PAT: He's talking about blowing people up.

SMILEY: But Christians do that every single day, in this country.

ALI: Do they blow people up every single —

SMILEY: Yes, all of the Christians every day. People walk into post office, I mean —

GLENN: Every day.

SMILEY: People walk into post offices, they walk into schools. That's what Columbine ‑‑ I mean, I could do this all day long. There are so many more examples of Christians — I happen to be a Christian — that's back to this notion of your idealizing Christianity in my mind, to my read. There are so many examples of Christians, Ayaan, of Christians who do that than you could ever give me examples of Muslims who have done that inside this country where you live and work.

PAT: I can't think of a single instance where a Christian has done that in the name of Christ, in the name of God, in the name of — and then he brings up, he brings up the Columbine shooters, Klebold and Harris? They were atheists! Atheists!

GLENN: They said, are you Christian? Yes! Boom!

PAT: They called — there's a tape of them prior to the, prior to the shooting.

GLENN: No, but he could do this all day.

PAT: Oh, he could do it all day.

GLENN: Every day people —

PAT: Get it wrong all day long, I could lie to you all day.

GLENN: People walk into the post office every day, Christians walk into the post office and blow up.

PAT: Yeah, and scream in the name of Jesus, and start shooting people? What a moron. There's a tape for Klebold and Harris, the Columbine shooters, where they are practicing what they are about to do at Columbine and they are calling their first victim, who is Rachel, I can't remember her last name, they call her a godly little whore and then a whole bunch of other expletives and they talk about how — they are talking about Jesus and they say, go Romans, they are glad he was crucified. These guys were not Christians. They did not do this in the name of Christianity or atheism. They are just psychotic killers, which is what postal workers have been.

GLENN: I contend, I contend pretty much anybody who kills in the name of God is psychotic.

PAT: Well, yeah, probably. Probably, but —

GLENN: Probably? Wait a minute. Give me the — wait, wait, give me —

PAT: I'm sure they are but there's also —

GLENN: Give me the exception to that rule. Killing you for God.

STU: Well, isn't that exactly what the State Department guy was just saying, though? I mean, he was just saying that it's just, they are just murderers. They are not killing for God. The bottom line is there is a philosophy behind it even though it is more political than it is religious at times. But there is a philosophy behind it and it's important to know that.

GLENN: Wait a minute, wait a minute.

STU: But there are psychos obviously.

GLENN: Wait a minute. I'm not saying that you — no, I'm not saying that you can't be part of a group that thinks they are killing in the name of God.

STU: Right.

GLENN: But that doesn't make you — for instance, what I was trying to separate was that doesn't make you a Christian. That makes you a psycho. However, your sect? That is a Christian sect. It's a psycho Christian sect. If they even existed. I don't know one, but I will tell you this: There is a psycho Muslim sect.

STU: Right. That's why —

GLENN: It's radical Islam, period.

STU: That's why we use that term, that's why that term exists.

GLENN: Exactly right. I mean, we would use something stronger like psycho Muslim sect if we were being honest. Just like we would use psycho Christian sect if we had people who claimed to be Christians going on planes and flying them into buildings and blowing people up all around the world.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck broke down today's inflation, explaining what it is and giving proof that those at the top — politicians and world elite — continue to take advantage of our declining economy to advance their own agenda. He also revealed how a recent decision by Citibank and powerful investment management company, BlackRock, not only puts the U.S. further behind but also allows for China to gain worldwide control.

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For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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