Jihadists aren't the enemy?



Glenn Beck's American Revival


Glenn Beck's American Revival is a daylong event where you can find information, inspiration, and the preparation to help turn this country around...


 - Tickets now available!

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.

GLENN: Yes.

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.

GLENN: No.

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.

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.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

Want to listen to more Glenn Beck podcasts?

Subscribe to Glenn Beck's channel on YouTube for FREE access to more of his masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, or subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

Watch the video below for more:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

Watch the video below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

Watch the video below to hear more from Dan:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.