Many people in the media are criticizing Beck, and lately Bill Kristol has taken his shot, but let's move beyond personalities and ad hominem attacks. One way to get a better perspective on the Islamic problem is to imagine other groups saying what some Islamist leaders are saying. This is not to say that all Islamist belief is the same, so let's look at the faction which calls for the death of all Jews, and the faction that mistreats women. Beck cannot get by reporting outright lies, so let's take what he said today on his show, that an Egyptian spiritual advisor/eader to the Muslim Brotherhood, who has a show called Sharia and Life and who has 40 million viewers, is preaching death to all Jews. Beck showed a clip in which this spiritual advisor/leader said in his own words that all Jews should be killed. I'm reducing what was said to its essence, because there's no need to be nuanced here, as the speaker was not nuanced -- he called for the death of Jews.
Let's say that a newly elected governor of Alabama who received 95% of the votes was elected to guide the state of Alabama on a platform that called for the elimination of all African Americans. Then, in an interview with a federal government official, the official answered the question -- "Do you think Alabama is a threat to our union in the United States?" -- by stating, "No, I think they have a place in the union, but their influence is minimized by the fact that other factions and ideologies in America are also at the table."
What would you think about that offical, especially if you are an African American?
That's all I have to say about Glenn's show today. (look up the shows transcript for the full context)