Yesterday's TruNews radio broadcast with Rick Wiles was entirely dedicated to an interview with right-wing anti-Islam activist Walid Shoebat and his son Theodore during which the three of them attacked ... Glenn Beck!
That's right, according to the Shoebats, Beck is a practitioner of "Chrislam," meaning that he is luring his audience away from true Christianity and into a dangerous Islamo-Mormon deistic universalism with the help of Religious Right leaders such as James Robison, Franklin Graham, and David Barton.
As Theodore explained, Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, considered himself to be a second Muhammad, which is why, Walid said, LDS members will not proselytize to Muslims since "basically they have the same faith":
Walid Shoebat: Glenn Beck isn't really calling for Christianity. He lies when he says 'I'm a Christian, I believe in salvation through Jesus Christ' because he, number one, denies the Trinity; number two, he's a deist. In other words, he believes Muslims and Mormons and all the cults together, Buddhists, believe in God and everybody should conform to this deistic view in belief in God. Why? Because we have a more important thing to deal with and that is the salvation of the country as a nation.
Theodore Shoebat: Why is Glenn Beck so fascinated with universalism? Why does he keep pushing universalism? Because it is part of his religion. People need to understand this about Mormonism. Mormonism is an extreme version of Chrislam. Joseph Smith observed the most extreme form of Islam you could ever imagine. In 1855, the earliest leaders of Mormonism, of the Latter-Day Saints, got together specifically to exalt the Prophet Muhammad. Joseph Smith stated that Muhammad was a prophet of god and that Muhammad suffered just as I have suffered; he paralleled himself to Muhammad. And in a very famous speech he made, the speech called 'Al-Koran or The Sword,' Joseph Smith stated 'in this generation, I will be the second Muhammad. Where it was in his generation the Koran or the sword, it will be in this generation Joseph Smith or the sword.'
Walid Shoebat: The Latter-Day Saints church has sought to respect Islamic laws, that is sharia - that's the thing that Glenn Beck claims to be fighting - and traditions that prohibit conversions of Muslims to other faiths by adopting a policy of non-proselytizing in Islamic countries in the Middle East. In other words, Mormons are not allowed to proselytize to Muslims in the Middle East. Why? Because basically they have the same faith.
Glenn Beck dedicated most of the opening monologue on his television program last night to continuing to warn against any US involvement in Syria, which inevitably led him to his giant blackboard so that he could provide another history lesson about how everything that happened leading up to World War II was rooted in hostility toward religion ... and it is happening again today, not only in Europe but in America as well.
"God is openly mocked," Beck declared, "and hedonism and darkness is being embraced" as he highlighted Charlie Sheen, Kim Kardashian, and Anthony Weiner as evidence.
"Quite honestly America, those are the easy ones," he said, "but if you just scratch just below the surface, you and I both know evil is running amok in our country and all over the globe":
Glenn Beck had been teasing that Sen. Mike Lee was going to reveal that Chief Justice John Roberts had been
"intimidated" into changing his vote on health care reform but the scoop was a total bust.
Speaking of Beck, good luck trying to follow this explanation of how the nation needs to be governed by
God's law even if it is not turned into legislation but the social contract can never violate God's law ... or something:
Yesterday, Glenn Beck accused the immigration reform advocates who held a peaceful protest outside the home of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach of practicing “domestic terrorism” just like the Ku Klux Klan. Today, Kobach himself appeared on Beck’s radio show and agreed with this assessment. “They’re just not wearing white cloaks, but this is exactly KKK type of intimidation,” the Kobach said.
“The left is set up on revenge,” Beck responded, “and so they’re using the tactics of those who kept them down in the past that we all tried to defeat…So they’re just changing their hood or changing their language, but it is not changing who they really are or what they’re trying to do.”
Last week, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft attended a gala event where he told a story about how, back in 2005, he removed his Super Bowl ring so that he could show it to Russian president Vladimir Putin, who then allegedly pocketed it and walked out. Kraft says he was pressured by the Bush administration to claim that he had given it to Putin as a gift, which is also what Putin's spokesperson is still claiming.
On his radio program today, Glenn Beck asserted that the only reason this story came out last week is because the United States and Russia are now involved in a proxy war in Syria.
"Nothing like this happens as a coincidence," Beck declared, saying that the US is losing this war so badly that "what we do is we leak a story that he stole a Super Bowl ring you know. That's what that story is about, plain and simple":
Whatever you think of the decision by Kansas immigration reform advocates to hold a peaceful protest outside of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s house this weekend, you could probably agree that there is a significant difference between the protesters – pictured here – and the Ku Klux Klan.
But not if you’re Glenn Beck. Beck was scheduled to interview Kobach on his program yesterday, but Kobach had to drop off the call due to technical difficulties. So Beck winged it, showing a video of the protest and asking, “What’s the difference between that and the Klan coming to Martin Luther King’s house?”
“This is not just domestic terrorism, this is civil rights stuff,” he added. “This isn’t America. This is old-style South kind of tactics.”
Responding to the protest yesterday, Kobach said the “mob” at his house is the “reason we have the Second Amendment” and worried that the protesters could have tried to break in.
UPDATE: Beck finally got on the phone with Kobach, who agreed with him about the demonstrators: “They’re just not wearing white cloaks, but this is exactly KKK type of intimidation."
Glenn Beck opened his television program last night with a long monologue warning against US involvement in Syria, saying that it will lead to World War III and destroy America.
Beck wondered why a Democratic president like Barack Obama was contemplating intervention when such involvement was wildly unpopular with the American population, saying that during the run up to the war in Iraq, the Left insisted that it was only "neocons" who supported US military action in Middle Eastern countries.
Citing support for military action from Republicans like Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, Beck declared that "a neocon is a liberal; it's a liberal that says I'm for big, oppressive government that wants to change the whole world through military action":
Glenn Beck spent most of his radio broadcast today continuing to rail against comprehensive immigration reform and urging his listeners to go to Washington, DC on Wednesday to stand with him and several Republican members of Congress who are seeking to permanently torpedo the legislation.
Near the end of the program, Beck recognized that most of his audience will not be able to put their lives on hold in the middle of the week to travel to DC to support this effort and, in fact, he totally understands because he doesn't really want to have to do all the things that he is doing either, but he must because nobody else will.
Beck became increasingly worked up as he went through the litany of massive projects he is working on, explaining that he is trying to "fundamentally transform the media" on television, radio, and the internet while building motion picture production and distribution capacities at the same time that he is putting on massive stage productions and even writing novels.
"I'm hemorrhaging money," Beck bellowed. "I have spent all of the money that I have put away, because I believe in something."
Saying that when he finally sees "somebody else step up to the plate, I will so gladly go away ... You can have my effin' company, you can have it; I don't care!" But so far, nobody has done so.
And so Beck must continue to bear this burden, because somebody needs to be willing to stand up and tell the world that "we're on the Titanic, not all of us are going to make it and unless you have some urgency, we're all going to die":
Near the end of today's radio broadcast, Glenn Beck grew solemn as he warned his audience that "we are living in Biblical times."
Saying that the Book of Mormon is "really a calendar," Beck said that recent episodes of cannibalism in Syria and Russia are just the sort of thing that the Book of Mormon predicts will take place as we near the Last Days ... adding that he told his staff a long time ago that if they ever heard him mention the Book of Mormon on the air, they would know "we are at the end":
On his radio program this morning, Glenn Beck was interviewing Rep. Steve King and mentioned that, on Monday, Sen. Mike Lee will appear on the program to discuss the theory that Chief Justice John Roberts was "pressured" into ruling in favor of health care reform, possibly through the use of information gathered by the NSA's PRISM surveillance program.
When Beck asked King if he believed that lawmakers were having their personal lives monitored through PRISM and were being blackmailed by it, King responded that there was no doubt that such capabilities existed. In fact, King said, he recently had a private conversation with a Democratic strategist who told him that, during the last election, they knew which websites opposing candidates where visiting.
That caught Beck's attention and he asked King to repeat it, which he did, saying "they knew what internet sites we were looking at" and that the revelation "was a pretty chilling thing to go into my ear." King said he doesn't know how they obtained such information but he assumes it was through something similar to PRISM:
Given how Beck operates, where any unverified piece of hearsay is immediately believed and trusted so long as it supports his worldview, we won't be at all surprised when he starts to repeatedly assert, as if it was a well-established fact, that Democrats used PRISM to spy on Republican candidates.
Until a few days ago, Glenn Beck had barely even mentioned the issue of immigration reform. But after hosting an event in Washington, DC with 30-50 members of Congress earlier this week where he learned that Tea Party Republican members of the House were going to stage a revolt against the leadership, Beck took to the airwaves to declare that passage of this legislation would be the end of America.
Beck has pledged to put his entire network behind these members (once again turning it into a public policy organization) and, on the program last night, called upon his viewers to rally in support of this effort, saying that if they don't, it will be like Saddam Hussein's slaughter of the Kurds.
Comparing them to heroes like George Washington, Beck ended his monologue by comparing these anti-immigration Republicans to civil rights leaders by running a montage of images of Martin Luther King and other civil rights activists alongside the words "we shall not be moved":
Yesterday, Glenn Beck promised to break news within the next 24 hours that was going to rock the nation and, given the vague and cryptic way in which he spoke about it, it seemed to involve information obtained from a whistleblower that had the to potential "take down pretty much the whole power structure."
The 24 hour window has come and gone and the only news Beck's The Blaze has reported on today is that 70 House Republicans are preparing to revolt against comprehensive immigration reform legislation ... and judging by his radio broadcast from today, this was the big news that he promised yesterday:
There was literally no mention on his program today of a whistleblower or any information that will take down the entire system ... so did Beck's promise of news that would rock the nation yesterday have nothing to do with this supposed whistleblower?
Was he talking about this immigration revolt the entire time and we simply got confused, thinking that he was promising a whistleblower? Because his whistleblower claims followed directly on the heels of his promise to rock the world with shocking news, so it seemed logical that this was what he was talking about.
But judging by his radio program today, it seems that the immigration revolt is the earth-shattering news that Beck was teasing yesterday.
What happened to his whistleblower? Is that still under development?
We genuinely have no idea what is going on.
Here is the full segment from which we clipped the video yesterday - Beck's cryptic promise certainly seemed to be directly related to the statements regarding the whistleblower to us:
UPDATE: On Twitter, Glenn Beck clarified that these two stories were, in fact, unrelated. We apologize for the mistake:
Glenn Beck went off on bipartisan immigration reform today, declaring that comprehensive reform is "worse than universal healthcare" and would be the “death knell of the country” and that there would be “no recovery from this one.”
And, Beck implied, this destruction would happen very quickly. To Republican supporters of immigration reform who might be eying a 2016 presidential run, he warned: “There is no 2016! There is no 2016 where you are running for anything if these things pass.”
Yesterday, Glenn Beck convened a meeting with top Republicans, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), in Washington to discuss innovations in the media. According to Beck, Cruz warned that the government may stifle dissent by placing curbs on the freedoms of speech and the press in the future, putting Beck in the crosshairs.
Beck recounted a portion of the event where Cruz described how his father, who left Cuba during the reign of right-wing dictator Fulgencio Batista, was “tortured and held in prison and everything else in Cuba for political dissent.”
Cruz claimed that such repressive tactics might one day come to the US and target Beck: “And he looked at me dead serious and he said, ‘you know Glenn, I hate to bring this up but I can see a time when that’s you, when you’re in prison.’”
“He was serious that we are on a track that resembles Cuba in the 1950s, that if you are a political dissident from this regime that we are on a track, we’re not there now, but we’re on a track that will put people in prison for speaking out,” Beck said.
The last time Glenn Beck promised that he was about to blow the lid off of a scandal that was going to shake this nation to its core, the revelation turned out to be an incoherent conspiracy theory that he hyperventilated about for a week or two and then pretty much stopped talking about.
So we are a little skeptical of the promise that he made at the top of his radio broadcast today when he said that within the next twenty four hours, his The Blaze network will break a story that is going to rock the nation and take down the entire power structure.
All Beck would say is that there is a whistleblower who has handed over just one document to The Blaze, but "this one document would take down pretty much the whole power structure, pretty much everything." But this whistleblower is refusing to come forward until he can appear on television in front of Congress out of fear that he will otherwise be killed.
"We are going to be greatly divided as a nation," Beck warned, "in the next ten days and you are going to witness things in American history that have never been witnessed before":
Glenn Beck's latest book, The Eye Of Moloch, was released today and he spent much of his radio program this morning promoting it.
While explaining that the title was constructed by combining the notion of the all-seeing eye with the pagan god Moloch to whom ancient cultures sacrificed their children, Beck declared that the release of his book at this time was not a coincidence because today the world is unknowingly engaged in Moloch and Baal worship, as demonstrated by Occupy Wall Street and others: