Beck claimed Europe's "political correctness" could lead to "a global religious civil war"

››› ››› ROB DIETZ

Glenn Beck claimed that "the forces of radical Islam and political correctness have conspired to slowly gain power and influence" in Europe and that "the continent is on the precipice of civil war." He further predicted that the United States "very well could be next ... [i]t may only be a matter of time before it happens in Detroit or New York or Chicago." He concluded, "We could be on the verge of a global religious civil war."

On the October 23 edition of his CNN Headline News program, Glenn Beck claimed: "In France, in England, in Russia, other major countries, the forces of radical Islam and political correctness have conspired to slowly gain power and influence. And the continent is on the precipice of civil war. We very well could be next." Beck also described "political correctness" in Europe as leading to a "holy war." He added that "Paris is literally on fire, and soon, London and Moscow will follow," and that "[i]t may only be a matter of time before it happens in Detroit or New York or Chicago," concluding, "We could be on the verge of a global religious civil war."

As Media Matters for America has noted, Beck has previously claimed that "[t]he Middle East is being overrun by 10th-century barbarians" and "[i]f they take over ... we're going to have to nuke the whole place." He has also said that violence in the Middle East is evidence that "it is the end of days."

From the October 23 edition of CNN Headline News' Glenn Beck:

BECK: Well, tonight, if you want to see our future, I want you to take a look at what's going on in Europe right now. In France, in England, in Russia, other major countries, the forces of radical Islam and political correctness have conspired to slowly gain power and influence. And the continent is on the precipice of civil war. We very well could be next.

Here is the point tonight. The perfect storm that I've been talking about for a while on this program is gaining strength. In Europe and all around the globe, the storm clouds are gathering, and the forecast isn't calling for an awful lot of sunshine, unless we stop the wave of political correctness. If we don't, we will someday wake to a vastly different and horrifying world.

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BECK: It is becoming very clear the seeds for a holy war have been planted in Europe, and political correctness is the water which has helped it grow. Radical Muslims see the European fields as white and ready for harvest.

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BECK: Here's what I know tonight. In their effort to never offend anyone and to promote everybody's culture as just as great as everybody else's, Europe is now finding itself surrounded by a deadly enemy that is embedded in their own ranks. Paris is literally on fire, and soon, London and Moscow will follow.

It may be only a matter of time before it happens in Detroit or New York or Chicago. We could be on the verge of a global religious civil war. And we must pay attention.

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BECK: Yeah, but you know, this is all being blamed on, well, they're not being, you know, taken seriously for the best jobs, et cetera, et cetera. This is being construed into some sort of, well, people just hate them, because they're different or because of their race. And that's bullcrap.

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CNN, CNN Headline News
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Glenn Beck
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Glenn Beck show
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