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.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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