It's time to debunk the myth the Obama administration was tough on terror

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Was the Obama Administration the toughest President on terrorism? Because that's the line they've wanted us to swallow. You know, forget about supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (the founders of modern-day jihadism) and let's also forget about giving the world's leading state sponsor of terror, Iran, 400 million in cash on a pallet at the Tehran airport. Let's forget about those little hiccups, because - after all - he killed Bin Laden! Here's President Obama back in 2011 on the state of al Qaeda. Watch:



So in other words, their leader was dead and the movement was dying. So if that's true, if you had them on the ropes and this was all but a won battle, why was the Obama Administration giving money to al Qaeda's global finance network?

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The story goes back fourteen years. The U.S. Treasury Department had caught a group called the Islamic Relief Agency red-handed in raising funds to support jihadists. They had branches all over the world including the Middle East, Africa, Western Europe and even here in the United States. They were responsible for channeling over 1.2 million dollars to Iraqi insurgents fighting U.S. soldiers in Iraq. They were also found guilty of raising more than 5.0 million dollars for Osama Bin Laden.

The Islamic Relief Agency was designated as a terror financing organization, and you'd think the story would stop after that.

Well… it doesn't. Just ten years after they were designated as terror financiers, the Obama Administration approved a 200,000 grant for them to do work in Africa. An NGO had contracted them to do work in Sudan. When the NGO mentioned that this contracted group might be on the terror list, the Obama administration paused the deal.

Now here's where it gets weirder. Let's give them the benefit of the doubt for a second. It's possible someone within the Obama administration screwed up the application process and just simply didn't check to see if this group was on the terror list. It's incredibly dangerous and incompetent, but at least it's understandable.

That's over one hundred thousand dollars of your tax money that was given to terrorists.

But here's what I can't understand. At this point, everyone involved knows about the Islamic Relief Agency and what they're involved in. They know they're on the terror list. But knowing all that, they still agreed to pay them one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars. That's over one hundred thousand dollars of your tax money that was given to terrorists.

There's one U.S. government agency at the center of all this, and they have a strange knack for being directly in the middle of some of the darkest, and most secret, things our government is involved in. See who I'm talking about tonight on TV.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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