CNN attacks Glenn

GLENN: That's interesting. We have the latest from Fareed Zakaria. Fareed Zakaria, so you know, is a guy on television, I think CNN, and he's got a show called GPS. I don't know what -- I think it's a travel show or something. And Fareed is --

PAT: It might as well be.

STU: It would get more ratings.

PAT: It would.

GLENN: Fareed Zakaria has taken me on. Do we have the audio?

PAT: Yeah, we do.

GLENN: This is from something that I said in an offhanded comment last week.

PAT: No. Two -- I think it's two weeks ago.

STU: I believe it was last week.

PAT: Oh, it was?

STU: Potentially Monday.

GLENN: So, it was just an offhanded comment and this is -- everybody is focusing on one thing on this comment and here it is.

ZAKARIA: There are 1.57 billion Muslims worldwide. Take 10% of those Muslims and you get 157 million. That's how many Muslim terrorists Glenn Beck is suggesting there are in the world, 157 million.

STU: Million.

PAT: 10 percent of --

ZAKARIA: -- why this wasn't receiving any media coverage.

PAT: No, he didn't.

(Crosstalk.)

STU: By the way, just when we're talking, because -- the reason why people aren't covering this is because it's total nonsense. Now, I know with 100% certainty that he knows, Fareed Zakaria knows that what he just said is completely a lie. He knows it's not based on nonsense. He knows the poll it's based on. He's seen the blog because he shows it later on. He knows exactly what that claim is based on.

PAT: No, we actually looked at our response to it and still offered this nonsense?

STU: Yeah. He went into it. His point was that your use of the -- he said I got you off on a technicality because I used the dictionary definition of the word. Now, when the dictionary starts becoming technicality, I don't know -- I mean, we're not 2 plus 2 equals 5, are we not?

GLENN: May I? It's the definition of is. We're talking about the definition of terrorist.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Now, here's his point. We're talking about 10% of the population and this is, by the way, a low number to many of -- to -- according to -- give me the name of this research report, because it's the one that is used by the Huffington Post and --

PAT: World public opinion.

GLENN: Yeah. This is a very well-known and well established -- this isn't some crazy --

STU: No.

PAT: Some right wing poll.

GLENN: Yeah. It's not some right wing poll. This is a very stable poll and this is the one everyone uses when they're talking about terror and everything else and the numbers are much greater than 10%.

STU: If you talk about -- I was defining terrorism in many ways. If you talk about specifically supporting attacks against civilians in the United States, it ranges from 4 to 56, I think it is.

GLENN: 4 to 56% and that is --

PAT: Depending on what country you live in

STU: 10 to -- sorry. It's 10 to 39. 4 to 56 is another poll, 10 to 39%. Now, you can get higher than 10, obviously. There are some countries, there are few that you can get lower than for hard core support and not just I support it sometimes when they kill innocent civilians in the United States but I mean the bottom line is there's blatant -- higher than what you stilled all across the Muslim world.

GLENN: What he's trying to say is there is a difference between someone who actually does it and someone who actually supports it.

STU: That's true.

GLENN: Well --

STU: There's a difference.

GLENN: There is a difference.

STU: His thought is there is only -- get this -- a paltry 11,000 terror strikes last year.

STU: Only.

PAT: 11,000. And then he goes through this ridiculous exercise of multiplying that by 100 people per -- and that only adds up to 1.1 million.

GLENN: It doesn't --

STU: Only.

PAT: Only.

GLENN: Only 1.1 million. It only took 18 to bring down the World Trade Center and that was one of the many points. I doesn't matter -- I mean, the numbers are overwhelming. It only takes 18, but for him to go on this is completely disingenuous.

STU: Completely.

GLENN: If I said to Fareed Zakaria, Fareed, I don't -- I'm not going to kill you but I support the people who do want to kill you, am I a problem, Fareed?

STU: Right.

GLENN: Yes, yes. I would be a problem. If you said to somebody, Hey, Glenn, I don't -- I'm not going to kill you myself, but, man, I am all in with -- I don't have a problem with anyone wanting to take bare hands and just snap your neck. Excuse me?

STU: Yeah. I'm sure he would be immediately on the air for defending you for those comments.

GLENN: Oh of course, of course. No, Glenn's not making threats. Glenn's not any trouble. I actively support, I vocally support, yeah, I think he should die. I think he should be killed. That's ridiculous.

STU: And, again, for those who have missed the previous segment on this, the definition of terrorist is someone who uses or advocates terrorism.

GLENN: That is the definition. That is the dictionary definition No. 1.

STU: Yeah, No. 1, the first one. And it's interesting dust because --

PAT: You had to look clear down to 1 to get that? What a stretch

STU: Thank you.

PAT: It's ridiculous. All of the way to 1?

GLENN: Don't you see what we're doing? Now, we're arguing about this which is nonsense. It doesn't matter how many there are. It doesn't matter. There's enough. More than 1.1 million, that's enough. That's enough. 1.1 million is enough to wipe us off the face of the earth. So, it doesn't matter what the number is and it does matter on how many people will stand up against it and vocally say no, enough is enough. That's the number that we should be talking about.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: In the meantime, we can't even as a government -- we can't even say that there is terror. We have now the Department of Homeland Security going into Wal-Mart with a video and Wal-Mart's statement is that they are going to, they are the first of many retailers that are partnering with the Department of Homeland Security. Now I have no problem if you want to say, Hey, if you see something, say something, but this is an administration that doesn't even think that terrorism is real. And why -- why is Wal-Mart partnering with the Department of Homeland Security? Wal-Mart says, well, we're trying to keep our cities safe. I understand that and I salute them for that and if you see something, say something. But what does that have to do something with if you see something in the store? What do you mean? Shoplifting? Shoplifting is -- that's a Department of Homeland Security thing? What does that mean? That's not a Federal crime. I'm sorry, but it just -- something is wrong here. Now, maybe Wal-Mart is just -- and I'm sure this is what it is, I mean, I met the people at Wal-Mart. I like the people at Wal-Mart, but I look at this Wal-Mart story and I think it is just this, most likely: Department of Homeland Security calls up and says, do you know what? Let me do it look the Department of Homeland Security does it right now, do you know what would be really nice, huh? You play a little video at the checkout, huh? I'm just saying it would be a good thing. That's all I'm saying. All I'm saying is you want to do that, huh? You want to do that now, Wal-Mart, or are you going to do that later? We can do this two ways. I've got a cannoli. We'll throw it in the car. Do you know what I'm saying? Take you for a little spin. Personally I think that was -- that's what happened and they just said, Hey, we've got a little video. Why don't you put it on the cash registers, huh? And Wal-Mart was, like, you know, that's fine. We'll just put that on the -- because it's no big deal. That's right. It's no big deal. I just think that it is opening the door to the Department of Homeland Security and I think it's a little creepy myself, 1984ish. I think it's a little creepy, but I don't necessarily think there's anything nefarious there, but I was a little disturbed -- that's just one of the first stories, do you know what I'm saying? Some of the first retailers that are going to be helping out Department of Homeland Security. Yeah. I'm a little uncomfortable with that. Leave the guns. Take the cannoli.

PAT: I'm a little uncomfortable with the accent.

STU: Yeah. I was going to say the same thing. I couldn't think of an appropriate word to describe what it was.

PAT: I guess it was an attempt at an accent, but --

STU: No.

PAT: No. Maybe Swedish?

STU: It could have been Swedish.

PAT: I'm not sure.

GLENN: Listen to what I'm saying. That's all I'm saying. Ya?

PAT: Early construction workers, 18th century? I don't know. I don't know.

STU: Not a complete loss.

GLENN: You take the holiday stolen.

PAT: It continues. It continues.

(Crosstalk.)

STU: It's called blow back. It's called blow back.

GLENN: That's what it is. That's what it is.

Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

Watch the full interview with Douglas Murray below:



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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

Watch the video below to catch the conversation:

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