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GLENN: I want you to hear the words of your representative. What is the meaning of that word, your representative? Somebody that represents you.

PAT: That means there are masters, right? A representative, that means they control every aspect of our lives and they rule over us?

GLENN: A representative generally is not defined as someone who knows better than you and so they will tell you to sit down and shut up.

PAT: What, really?

GLENN: If you have a representative go and do business for you, they represent your values, your ideas and they are in charge, they are empowered by you to make decisions for you but in a way that reflects your values, your ideas, your thought process.

PAT: So like, if you were to send a representative let's say to a meeting on 8/28 or whatever and they came back, then they would tell you exactly from that meeting, they would come back and they would tell you exactly what they're going to do and what you're going to do now with the information.

GLENN: No, that's not the way it works. But apparently in Washington this is your representative, Nancy Pelosi and what she now says about those who question the 9/11 mosque.

PELOSI: But there is no question that there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some, and I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded. How is this being ginned up that we are talking about Treasure Island, something we've been working on for a decade, something of great interest to our community as we go forward to an election about the future of our country and two of the first three questions are about a zoning issue in New York City.

PAT: So she has joined with those who are calling for an investigation.

GLENN: For an investigation on those who question the mosque.

PAT: She's not calling for an investigation or joining with those who wonder where the money's coming from for the mosque.



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GLENN: No.

PAT: And there's plenty of questions about that.

GLENN: Stu, do you want to give just a preview of something I shared with you last night.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: And Stu is looking into this. This is for next week, I'm doing a special on Fox on Sharia law and the role that Sharia law is playing in the rest of the world and the role that it is about to play here, I am convinced.

PAT: We just had that ruling in New Jersey.

GLENN: Exactly right. Is there any role with this mosque and Sharia law? Listen to what we found.

STU: Well --

GLENN: You don't have to outline it all because we're not prepared to outline all of it. Just give a general look at what one of the things that this mosque is intrigued with.

STU: There is something called the Sharia index project that they are working with and have actually created. It's sort of a way to look at what government is the most Islamic and how would you create or implement that sort of government.

GLENN: Their words, create or implement Sharia law or, no, they say --

STU: Concept of the Islamic state.

GLENN: Islamic state.

PAT: And that's the Cordoba project?

GLENN: That's one of the things the Cordoba project appears to be involved with at this point.

STU: And so, talking about a perfectly Islamic state and

GLENN: And let's let's just do this. Pat, give me the history of Cordoba.

PAT: Cordoba is a city in Spain that became the Muslim capital basically of the Western world when Islam conquered it and then it became a symbol of Islam's victory over Christianity.

GLENN: They took a church, a giant cathedral.

PAT: And built the third largest mosque in the world there in Cordoba.

GLENN: Is it reasonable to ask to see if the terrorist, the Muslims that are extreme and extreme American haters, is it unreasonable to ask the question, do they believe that we are a wildly decadent society, that we are a society that is corrupting the world. They call us the Great Satan for a reason. Is it possible that that is it? And that it is possible that the World Trade Center was looked at in the Muslim world by some as our temple to our god, money and power. Is it possible that it is viewed by some in the Muslim world as that temple. Just like, or our cathedral, just like in Cordoba they take the cathedral of Christianity, conquer Christianity and then take that cathedral and make it into a mosque, the third largest mosque in the world. And that was a statement to the rest of the world that we have conquered their god and we are now leading. We have conquered them. Now, why would this mosque be called the Cordoba project? Well, as somebody who names things in organizations, as somebody who has named a project the 9/12 project, why did I call it the 9/12 project? Because I wanted to make sure that we understood what we were like at that time, understood that day. Not 9/11. Don't focus on 9/11. Don't focus on the bad. Focus on the good. We came together. We had values and principles, and we had things in order on 9/12. So the 9/12 project is to try to teach us how we can be like that as we were without the fear on 9/12 every day of our lives because if we're like that, we will cure our country. What project is Cordoba project trying to do? What is the project? What is it they are trying to say? What is it they are trying to remember? What is it they are trying to teach with the Cordoba project? Is that unreasonable to ask? Does that sound like something that should, should be a federal investigation? Not on what the Cordoba project is and who's involved and is Sharia law involved at all. None of that, no, no, no. Me asking the question. Now our government is saying Nancy Pelosi, there should be an investigation on the critics of this mosque.

PAT: And who's funding them? What sinister method of funding do you think they are getting? And what are they spending it on? I haven't seen any ads.

GLENN: Have you noticed, though, that they are starting to go after people and saying, who's funding this

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: vast rightwing? Who's doing that? You don't need to fund this! This is grassroots. It's common sense!

PAT: That's all you should understand.

GLENN: You don't need to fund an outrage over a mosque that was going to be dedicated on the anniversary, the tenth anniversary of 9/11. You don't need a dime to have that spread, not a dime.

PAT: No. But that's all Nancy Pelosi understands is funding for Astroturf projects.

GLENN: The Tides Foundation.

PAT: That's all she gets.

GLENN: And by the way, what does the Tides Foundation mean? Why the Tides Foundation? Because it was founded during the time of Ronald Reagan and they knew, progressives knew. This is why they named it that. They had to change the tide. That's the Tides Foundation. Why ACORN, from something small grows a mighty oak. ACORN. Why do they call it the Apollo Alliance, the Apollo Alliance that wrote the stimulus package? Because it had to be big, bold and brash and once it launched, you couldn't stop it. There are reasons behind every name. Let's ask the reason behind the Cordoba project. Could we possibly do that?

PAT: Who's funding you now ? Ask that question.

GLENN: Americans For Prosperity. But who funds Americans For Prosperity? Can you play that clip? Americans For Prosperity. Now, I don't really know anything except these guys have always been, at least in my head, good guys. Good guys. Listen to what the president said about these guys.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Right now all around this country, there are groups with harmless sounding names like Americans For Prosperity who are running millions of dollars of ads against Democratic candidates, all across the country. And they don't have to say who exactly the Americans For Prosperity are. You don't know if it's a foreign controlled, you don't know if it's a big oil company.

GLENN: Okay.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Or a big bank.

GLENN: Okay, stop. Why is it that Jim Wallis, isn't anybody looking into who funds Jim Wallis?

PAT: Oh, he is really denying that any money is coming from George Soros.

GLENN: I'm sure enough money is coming from George Soros directly, I'm sure. George Soros has made it a tangled web that he weaves.

Let me ask you this: Who is funding the counter Glenn Beck Martin Luther King thing right now? Who's funding that? Do you know? Do you know who's the other 98%? Do you know anything about this?

STU: What a conspiracy theorist! Glenn Beck baselessly thinks someone's funding these organizations. What a crazy person! Americans For Prosperity, we've got to look into that. But jeez, Glenn's nuts!

GLENN: Isn't it weird, isn't it weird that the other 98%, have you seen who's I don't even remember the name of this Jewish rabbi or something that was so dead set against me on social justice? Remember, he came out and he caused a whole bunch of stink, and I don't remember what it is. He's involved. Isn't that weird. Isn't that weird. This organization seems to just come out of nowhere all of a sudden. Has all this funding. Well, that's weird. That's weird, I think you could safely say on the left, you don't know how much is federally funded. You don't know how much is funded from foreign entities or foreign governments. But mark my words. If you don't think Iran through Hamas is being funded here in the United States, if you don't think that there is foreign money trying to tear this country apart and trying to tear this country down and trying to pit us against each other, you are out of your mind. You are out of your mind. You look for things that are uniting, and I'm sorry, but the Cordoba project is not uniting. If you wanted to unite people, you don't spit in their face. You don't spit in their face. You on a tenth anniversary of after you've killed 3,000 people, you're going to now build your mosque? On -- Really? If you were a clean organization where there was no doubt in anybody's mind that you were the moderate Muslim, there wouldn't be a problem. But there's too many questions here. You are the Cordoba project. Hmmm. Too many questions. And Nancy Pelosi, investigate this. I’d love to testify. I'd love to. I don't fear you. You work for us.

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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