Pelosi wants to investigate Ground Zero mosque opponents


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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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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.