Glenn Beck: Media ignores Yusuf Islam's appearance at Stewart's rally



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GLENN: Now, there is something that the media missed over the weekend that I find fascinating.

PAT: What? The media missed something?

GLENN: The media missed something.

PAT: Hard to believe.

GLENN: On the Jon Stewart rally which, by the way, I thought was an absolute I mean, it was a high school production. It was a high school production, the comedy. And even Jon Stewart. I mean, he said it from stage several times. This didn't work. I mean, it was really bad. Colbert, I thought there were a couple of things

PAT: When he was off stage

GLENN: It was good.

PAT: Everything went pretty well.

GLENN: Yeah. When Jon Stewart was just talking, I thought, okay, this is going to go into you know, this will be good. And then Colbert would come out and it was awful. It was embarrassing.

PAT: It was.

GLENN: I was embarrassed not for Colbert.

PAT: Train wreck.

GLENN: It was beyond it. I was embarrassed for Jon Stewart because he's better than that. And the music was great. I mean, they had really great musical guests and everything else. And the message that Jon Stewart had after the concert was good. I mean, it was very similar to what I said. Just in different, you know, obviously different language. I framed mine in God, but we're better people than what we're allowing ourselves to become. Let's stop being used by, you know, red and blue. And so that was, you know, basically his message. And I think it was a success for him. I think if he wouldn't have given that message, it would have been jump the shark. I think it was jump the shark for Colbert. I don't think Colbert ever recovers from that. Just awful. No, it really was.

STU: It was that bad? I mean

PAT: It really was.

GLENN: You didn't see it?

STU: No.

PAT: Stu, you've got to watch it. It was really

GLENN: Awful.

PAT: It was painful to watch at times.

GLENN: It was awful.



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STU: It was interesting because when we were at the rally, there was a couple of times he said some sort of you know, there wasn't much comedy in our rally obviously but you said a couple of things that were funny and I remember thinking this is a tough convenient now oar comedy. It takes a long time for the voice to get there, it takes

PAT: It wasn't that, though.

GLENN: No, it wasn't that.

PAT: Because it translated fine on TV. You know, good comedy translates on TV.

STU: Sure, yeah, yeah.

PAT: It doesn't at the venue necessarily very but on TV if you are watching it

GLENN: It was awful.

PAT: There was nothing anywhere near approaching anything funny.

GLENN: It was awful.

STU: By Colbert?

GLENN: I really was no, by both of them. When they were both on stage.

PAT: When they were together, it was just a train wreck.

GLENN: They did a song that was, you know, I'm more American than you.

PAT: It was horrible.

GLENN: I mean it was high school I'm not kidding you, it was high school talent show stuff. It was awful.

PAT: We're like, these guys have like 70 writers between them?

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: This is what you got?

GLENN: It's really I mean, look, I can give somebody kudos. When they do a good job, they do a good job. Jon Stewart, you know, I could nitpick and say he doesn't notice the division that he causes. He just gets away, he gets a pass because he's doing COM did I and yet everybody takes my comedy out of context?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: It's the same stuff. I could nitpick. But his message was good in the end. And he was good. And the musical guests were good. The production value was good. That thing cost him $5 million had to cost them $5 million. If it cost them a dime, it cost them $5 million, you know, so it was good. The comedy, the actual show was awful. I was praying

PAT: It was.

GLENN: I was praying for the second coming of Christ. I'm like, look, this must be the Tribulation; Christ is coming. Because it was awful.

STU: But the message was good.

GLENN: The message was good. The message and Jon Stewart, much to in his defense, he knew it. He said it on stage.

PAT: Any good comedian would know that.

GLENN: Yeah, we felt bad for him because we're like, he knows. You could tell he knows. It's not working. He just wants to stop right now. Let's stop doing so much damage to our careers.

PAT: He did.

GLENN: He did.

PAT: You could tell. Seriously, yeah.

GLENN: But, you know, his message was good. However, with that being said, one of the things that they did was

PAT: What did you think of the message?

GLENN: It was good.

PAT: It was good? Okay.



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GLENN: What they did that the media missed was they brought Yusuf Islam on stage. Now, do you know what that is?

STU: It's Cat Stevens?

GLENN: Cat Stevens. Cat Stevens did Peace Train. And then he went Muslim. Which, I don't have a problem, you go Muslim. But they brought on Yusuf Islam. Now, you'll notice here in the introduction, something is missing in the introduction. Here it is.

VOICE: We'll do the trick that could express some emotions that are difficult for us to express with words. Ladies and gentlemen, there's a very special person that I have asked to come here today and he has traveled an awfully long way to sing a song especially for you. You knew him as Cat Stevens.

GLENN: Okay, nobody in the audience knows Cat Stevens.

VOICE: His melodies have inspired millions of us to be better people. Ladies and gentlemen, Joseph, or as it is also pronounced, Yusuf.

GLENN: Yusuf what, Yusuf who? He's not Madonna.

PAT: Not anymore, that's for sure.

GLENN: He's Yusuf Islam. Okay. And that is just and maybe he just got I don't know. Maybe he forgot that his last name was Islam and he thought he was Madonna, or Elvis. I don't know. But that was a little odd. But here's the problem with Yusuf Islam. He's been on a no fly list. Now, you can say that it was for this or for that. But here's the truth in Yusuf Islam's own words: When Salman Rushdie had a fatwa on him because he wrote the Satanic Verses, a book, Yusuf Islam wanted him killed. In his own words this is from the BBC if I'm not mistaken, back in the day. Listen to Yusuf Islam.

(Audio playing).

GLENN: This is the interviewer.

(Audio playing)

VOICE: by taking their food between sunrise and sunset.

PAT: Now, he's setting up the question he's about to ask to Yusuf Islam who's part of this panel.

(Audio playing).

VOICE: You've completed your fourth prayer of the day. Time for supper? You go to eat at a little hallow restaurant near your Islamic center in Islington. As you're halfway through your meal, you suddenly recognize a man at a nearby table. He is an author. His name is Salman Rushdie. What do you do?

STEVENS: Depends on my mood that evening. I may concentrate more on my meal, I may concentrate on them. I can't answer that very clearly.

VOICE: You don't think that this man deserves to die?

STEVENS: Who? Salman Rushdie? Yes, yes.

PAT: Yes, he does.

VOICE: And do you have a duty to be his executioner?

STEVENS: No, not necessarily, unless we were in an Islamic state and I was ordered, say, by the judge or by the authority to carry out such an act, yes.

GLENN: Fatwa.

VOICE: Yes. Gets on the front page of the Independent. Weeks later nothing has happened. The book is still in stock. Behold, come to you and say we want to hold another demonstration, march to the town hall. This time we're going to burn an effigy. An effigy of the author. Is that all right?

STEVENS: We are going to be questioning the motives because it

PAT: This is a police officer now in England answering this question.

GLENN: But listen to Yusuf's answer about burning an effigy.

VOICE: We're going to peacefully club the effigy to death?

STEVENS: I would be looking at the demonstrations itself. I would be looking what a position has been

GLENN: So now we're going to burn it or club it.

VOICE: Would you go to a demonstration where you knew that an effigy was going to be burned?

VOICE: I would have hoped it would be the real thing but, actually, no, if it's just an effigy, I don't think I would be that moved to go.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: So there's your Peace Train, holy roller.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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