Glenn Beck Compares Reform Judaism To “Radicalized Islam”
Just last Friday, we noted the remarkable work done by Jewish Funds for Justice in getting commitments to keep Glenn Beck off the air in New York City from five major radio stations.
On the February 22 edition of his radio show, Glenn Beck railed against Reform Judaism by comparing it to “radicalized Islam” and saying that it was more about politics than faith.
Audio and transcript of the relevant portion:
STU BURGUIERE (executive producer): And now remember, this is all fueled by an organization that Soros funds, that has a bunch of progressive rabbis that came out against Glenn and said –
BECK: OK, you have to — hang on just a second. When you talk about rabbis, understand that most — most people who are not Jewish don’t understand that there are the Orthodox rabbis, and then there are the Reformed rabbis. Reformed rabbis are generally political in nature. It’s almost like Islam, radicalized Islam in a way, to where it is just — radicalized Islam is less about religion than it is about politics. When you look at the Reform Judaism, it is more about politics. I’m not saying that they’re the same on –
BURGUIERE: No, obviously not.
BECK: — and they’re going to take it at that, but — stand in line.
BURGUIERE: “Glenn Beck says –”
BECK: It’s not about terror or anything else, it’s about politics, and so it becomes more about politics than it does about faith. Orthodox rabbis — that is about faith. There’s not a single Orthodox rabbi on this list. This is all Reformed rabbis that were — that made this list.
BURGUIERE: Yeah, I don’t know that for a fact. I know that certainly this organization is a progressive political organization. And that’s fine.
To put it another way, Glenn Beck just smeared 35% of American Jews. Media Matters has more here.