Glenn Beck Attacks European Far-Right; American Right Pushes Back

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010 at 11:26 am

Here’s one repercussion of far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders surging in the polls and looking more and more like his county’s next prime minister. While Wilders has a robust community of support in America — in some circles he’s considered a hero for his campaign against Islam — Glenn Beck went after Wilders on his TV show as an example of how far-right fascism can rise in a crisis.

The video’s been pulled, but here’s a transcript.

In France, polls have this guy, the president, Nicolas Sarkozy, he is center-right. He’s hitting now new lows. Look out, because whoever is ruling now in any country no matter what, as this economy tanks and they spend all this money and it doesn’t matter if they’re right or left, as they tank, they’re going to become extraordinarily unpopular. So his approval rating is down to 36 percent. However, this guy, far right, Villepin (sic) — he’s at 57 percent.

Also, you have far right Dutch M.P. Geert Wilders. Last year, he was banned from the U.K. They said his presence could threaten community a harmony and therefore public safety. Last week, not only was he allowed into England, he was at the House of Lords, where he screened a film on the Quran.

The right and left are growing again in Europe. The left — listen carefully — the left in Europe is communism. The right is fascism, in Europe.

Europe is making the same mistakes that they made at the turn of the century. Mark my words — watch, please, do me a favor. We don’t have enough staff to watch this and nobody else is looking for it. Please, watch the crazy fringe groups over in Europe and e-mail. Tweet them to me at Glenn Beck on Twitter. Please, watch them as a watchdog, because they’re headed down the wrong tracks and we have to be prepared.

Pamela Geller, an increasingly prominent conservative blogger who helped organize a mini-conference on jihad at CPAC — and who has appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show — laid into Beck for smearing Wilders.

Why would he stigmatize Wilders this way? Wilders is the embodiment of what our founding fathers extolled. Individual rights. Freedom of speech. Not sharia law.

Was Beck saying that the UK was right to ban Wilders in the interest of “community harmony?” And the fact that he was allowed to enter the UK last week was a dire sign?

He runs videos of the riots in Greece, but never runs the Muslim rampages throughout Europe.

Beck is out of his depth in this. You cannot get up to speed on Europe in one crash course. The Islamic/left-wing fringe is everywhere, but what right fringe is he talking about in Europe? It can’t be Le Pen, he is nowhere. Is this going after SIOE, and the EDL?

Is this going to be be Beck’s narrative? If so, he is wrong. And he ought to be silent until he learns everything.

Via Matt Yglesias and Charles Johnson, who wonders “how the heck did Beck ever get this one right?”

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SAB
Comment posted March 9, 2010 @ 5:21 pm

Geert has some good ideas, but some very bad ones as well. Since he has little or no belief system, meaning he doesn't believe in God, then I have to assume he has no real foundation to stand on. Glen Beck is right to warn us.


bob23bob
Comment posted March 9, 2010 @ 5:52 pm

You don't have to be a member of an organised religion to be able to do the right thing. Most people have a brain, a heart and hands. All you have to do is gain knowledge (pretty abundant these days) and then listen to your heart to tell you what to do with it.


multicultural R US
Comment posted March 9, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

“The right is fascism, in Europe.”

whoa, beck actually got something straight. first time for everything.
but glenn. it's not any different here in the USA. go far enough right, and you get to bad craziness.


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ACSial
Comment posted March 9, 2010 @ 9:54 pm

In Holland, Ducth women are being attacked (sometimes physically) by Muslim men for dressing 'immodestly'. Gay-bashing is becoming a serious problem. The situation in France is even worse, with entire areas 'no-go', due to Muslim gangs. Muslim welfare bum Anjem Choudary's Islam4UK has threatened troops in Britain. All accross Europe. Western concepts of pluralism, women's and GLBTG rights, and even public safety are being threatened by the tsunami of Islamic immigration.

Rather than attacking Geert Wilders, why don't you give 'Fitna' a watch. You'll find that the quotes of Imams, passages from suras and the like speak for themselves–'Fitna' isn't some sort of 'Islamophobic' fiction. And, really, the right has a long history of sucking up to Islamists, the worst example of which was Ronald Reagan's support of the Mujahedin. Of course, the Democrats have also been at this: witness Bill Clinton's support of the Fetullah Gülen movement, as well as the equally-dangerous Universal Companies (Kenny Gamble, who is seeking to establish Muslim 'communities' in the U.S., often using corrupt emminent domain seizures of people's properties).

So-called 'socialist' parties in Europe (and Canada–like the NDP) also quietly transformed themselves into centrist parties pushing for mass immigration. One reason for this was the links between 'left' parties and the construction and development sectors, since bulk imports of warm bodies justify continued housing and associated infrastructure (roads, schools) construction. Also, there is the matter of ethic bloc-vote buying. Have a look at the (British) Channell 4 East London mosque documentary for a chilling look at this.

If the likes of Wilders loose and shari'a law is imposed in Europe, women will be forced to dress 'modestly', everyone will fear God and all homosexuals and Jews will be executed. Then, I guess, some on the far right will be happy.


ACSial
Comment posted March 10, 2010 @ 6:45 am

Herrence Meritocracy,

France already has its <<Zones Urbaines Sensibles>>, where there is defacto Muslim rule. Cops are afraid to go there, antisemetic literature is sold in Muslim bookstores and Christian women are harrassed for not wearing Islamic garb. Shari'a law ALMOST was accepted into the civil legal code in Ontario, under the McGuinty government–only a popular backlash prevented this. Even as a minority, Salafi Muslims are willing to strong-arm the majority host culture, by 'lawfare' (e.g., the Human Rights Tribunal complaints against publishers in Canada) and threats of violence, or actual violence. Forget constitutional guarrantees over things like gender equality, as loopholes are always found, or construed by judges to enable gross sexism, family violence and homophobia to legally exist in a constitutional society. An interesting example is the lack of gender equality and dower rights on Indian reservations in Canada, which–on paper, at least–violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, yet has been upheld by the courts. Constitutional 'guarrantees' are NOT a bullwark against loss of actual rights, even in the U.S. Look at the 'hate crime' charges against a man who tossed a Qur'an in a toilet (NY) as an example of politicians (DAs) rolling over on people's constitutional (1st Amendment) rights, in order to soothe Muslims hurt feelings–this IS enforcing shari'a law (against desecrating the qur'an).

'Right Wing' (really, you could call them 'left wing', since they support gay rights) parties like PVV and List Pim Fortuyn (and, possibly, the BNP) are 'kingmakers'. 'Centrist' parties increasingly need them to form governments. And yes, the Republicrats and Demopublicans have been sucking on the Saudis' oily teats. The Saudis and Emiratis oil industry pulls the GOP's strings, while Slick Willy and Co. have connections to Arab (Dubai) shipping and other non-petroleum holdings. (Rember BC's lobbying work for that Dubai port deal, which Dubya also supported?) In Canada, the U.S., Britain and Europe, there are many dhimmi traitors in politics and the media, including Bill Clinton, Bush I-II and Beck.


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Rev. Amsel
Comment posted March 11, 2010 @ 12:21 am

Before you slam Canada's 'socialist' New Democratic Party let's remind the world what these horrific beasts have done … after all, it was Tommy Douglas, a true Canadian Socialist (and Canada's 'Greatest Canadian' according to a national survey) that introduced Universal Health Care (oh, wait … that's a good thing, isn't it?). During their times in office the Liberal Party of Canada has taken many of the platforms of the NDP and made them part of their policies – for good reason: they made Canada part of the great nation that it is today. For several years Canada has been called either the best or one of the best countries in the world to live in (according to the United Nations) and, as a Canadian, I can say that this reputation comes with a price – taxation that may seem high, but it pays for things that are needed and given out when there is a need.

I may not always agree with the NDP, and they may never have formed a national government, but they have contributed a great deal to this nation.


ACSial
Comment posted March 11, 2010 @ 1:38 am

As a Canadian who has actually USED the 'socialist' (really, public-funded private physicians, plus government hospitals), I can say that it's pretty good. The main failing is that things like drugs, opthamology and dentistry AREN'T covered (including some chemo drugs, &c.). The 'physician shortage' you may have heard about is overblown. Largely, this was the result of Medical Associations (closed-shop unions) curbing medical school enrolment, in order to create artificial scarcity and leverage over fees. There is no such thing as 'free-market' medicine, when a guild controls the system. Taxation really isn't 'higher' with public healthcare. Consider that about $1,500 of a U.S.-made auto is healthcare costs, passed on to the consumer–is this not a defacto 'tax'? In fact, Ford used to spend more on employee health than the entire Medicare budget of Nova Scotia…

Also, Tommy Douglas (grandfather of Kiefer Southerland, BTW) and J.S. Woodsworth were VERY socially conservative, and the latter was quite a bigot. Like the people who lionise Gandhi, while ignoring his defense of the caste system, T.C. Douglas hero worship ignores some of that man's darker sides, like support for eugenics.

The CCF-cum-NDP may have ONCE been a (Christian) 'socialist' (really, social-democratic, farmer-labour) party, but they left this ideology behind long ago. Now, they're a latte-liberal party, chasing ethnic votes. This was shockingly obvious, when an NDP constituancy office leaked voters' lists to the LTTE (a DOUBLE crime), voted against listing the LTTE as a terrorist group, and sent representatives to Babbar Khalsa (another banned terrorist group) events. These moves were sops to Tamil and Sikh voters, in important ridings. The 'New Labour' Party is another liberal ethnic vote machine, as the whole East London Mosque/Tower Hamlets mess illustrates.


Rev. Amsel
Comment posted March 11, 2010 @ 6:21 am

Before you slam Canada's 'socialist' New Democratic Party let's remind the world what these horrific beasts have done … after all, it was Tommy Douglas, a true Canadian Socialist (and Canada's 'Greatest Canadian' according to a national survey) that introduced Universal Health Care (oh, wait … that's a good thing, isn't it?). During their times in office the Liberal Party of Canada has taken many of the platforms of the NDP and made them part of their policies – for good reason: they made Canada part of the great nation that it is today. For several years Canada has been called either the best or one of the best countries in the world to live in (according to the United Nations) and, as a Canadian, I can say that this reputation comes with a price – taxation that may seem high, but it pays for things that are needed and given out when there is a need.

I may not always agree with the NDP, and they may never have formed a national government, but they have contributed a great deal to this nation.


ACSial
Comment posted March 11, 2010 @ 7:38 am

As a Canadian who has actually USED the 'socialist' (really, public-funded private physicians, plus government hospitals), I can say that it's pretty good. The main failing is that things like drugs, opthamology and dentistry AREN'T covered (including some chemo drugs, &c.). The 'physician shortage' you may have heard about is overblown. Largely, this was the result of Medical Associations (closed-shop unions) curbing medical school enrolment, in order to create artificial scarcity and leverage over fees. There is no such thing as 'free-market' medicine, when a guild controls the system. Taxation really isn't 'higher' with public healthcare. Consider that about $1,500 of a U.S.-made auto is healthcare costs, passed on to the consumer–is this not a defacto 'tax'? In fact, Ford used to spend more on employee health than the entire Medicare budget of Nova Scotia…

Also, Tommy Douglas (grandfather of Kiefer Southerland, BTW) and J.S. Woodsworth were VERY socially conservative, and the latter was quite a bigot. Like the people who lionise Gandhi, while ignoring his defense of the caste system, T.C. Douglas hero worship ignores some of that man's darker sides, like support for eugenics.

The CCF-cum-NDP may have ONCE been a (Christian) 'socialist' (really, social-democratic, farmer-labour) party, but they left this ideology behind long ago. Now, they're a latte-liberal party, chasing ethnic votes. This was shockingly obvious, when an NDP constituancy office leaked voters' lists to the LTTE (a DOUBLE crime), voted against listing the LTTE as a terrorist group, and sent representatives to Babbar Khalsa (another banned terrorist group) events. These moves were sops to Tamil and Sikh voters, in important ridings. The 'New Labour' Party is another liberal ethnic vote machine, as the whole East London Mosque/Tower Hamlets mess illustrates.


bob23bob
Comment posted March 12, 2010 @ 3:48 am

Glenn Beck is supporting Apartheid and Segregation

If a society has different rules and laws for different groups of citizens based on either race, religion or gender and forbids these groups to mingle in public, would that not be called Apartheid and Segregation?

Could Mr. Beck explain to the world why a religion that pro pones the aforementioned should not be criticised, not be confronted, not be boycotted? South Africa was an easy target to boycott because we could grow those oranges ourselves, Saudi Arabia is a different ballgame with its oil, but in the end it has the same repulsive system of government as South Africa had. Has the free West become complete spineless in less than 25 years?

I cannot think of Obama's bow in front of the king of Saudi Arabia without getting sick to the stomach and am truly disappointed he was allowed back in the US after that. This episode, hopefully of a short nature, has to be the all time low in the history of the US. But seeing Mr. Beck in action, I'm afraid it hasn't hit rock bottom yet.

Rosa Park, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, would have never been the catalysts they were if it weren't for the support they got from far beyond the confines of their race. If it wasn't for that support their pleads would have fallen dead. In a similar way the free West needs to make clear that it cannot tolerate the intolerance that comes with Islam. Only then will it be possible for Islam's Rosas, Martins and Nelsons to stand up and reach out to freedom.

Martin Luther King's dream wasn't limited for his own creed but for suppressed people anywhere.


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AmWiser
Comment posted March 15, 2010 @ 5:56 am

If he feels he has been misunderstood he still has a chance to come back out an qualify himself. I beleive there is more of FoxNews R. Murdoch / Saudi prince ownersihp at play here than just Beck — because it also came through Krauthammer . I would love to be a fly on the FOX conference room walls.


Amwiser
Comment posted March 15, 2010 @ 5:58 am

Don't forget it would also be a good thing to know how to read! 80% of Muslims don't and the ones that do have only filtered sources.


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bob23bob
Comment posted April 2, 2010 @ 8:24 pm

My main objection against any organised religion or totalitarian ideology: they tell you what to think and not how to think. Millions and millions of schools, colleges and universities all over the world are filled with teachers and professors that only want to push their own limited ideas upon the next generation in stead of giving the next generation the tools to shape the future according to their own dreams. Unfortunately the two like minded totalitarian ideologies of today: Socialism and Islamism seem to have found each other in another attempt to crush the human spirit.


Aaron Alghawi
Comment posted May 23, 2010 @ 11:39 pm

If you want the truth as to why FNC is now treating Islamists with kid gloves, you need to research and expose Islam's George Soros. Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal owns 5% of NewsCorp, FNC's parent company. He is buying his way into American media and higher education to promote Islamic apologia and lay the foundations for domestic jihad. He bought his way into Harvard, Georgetown Universities Muslim-Christian engagement center or something like that, and through NewsCorp he influences FNC, the Wall Street Journal, the NY Post and HarperCollins Publishing. He bought off Glenn Beck.


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Comment posted August 29, 2010 @ 5:10 pm

Martin Luther King's dream wasn't limited for his own creed but for suppressed people anywhere.


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Comment posted August 29, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

I hope I can once again count on your support and hopefully have the opportunity to speak with you between now and Election Day.


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