10 Reasons why Glenn Beck is right about the Mid East; his critics wrong

Ethel C. Fenig
While former Fox news show host Glenn Beck stages massive rallies in Israel supporting the country, prominent Mid East analyst Barry Rubin clearly sums up Beck's main points and why he is correct--and his so called elitist critics are wrong.

Reason 10 alone explains why so many liberals, especially internationally, detest Beck.


1. The main threat in the Middle East is revolutionary Islamism and the United States must combat it.

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Revolutionary Islamism includes on its side: Iran, Syria, Hizballah (largely controlling Lebanon), Hamas (governing the Gaza Strip), and the Muslim Brotherhood as well as al-Qaida and, more subtly, the regime governing Turkey. It is an ideology innately hostile to the West, the United States, and Israel. It cannot be bought off or moderated. Revolutionary Islamists will either take over the Middle East or be defeated.

2. The problem is not Islam as a religion but revolutionary Islamism as a political ideology that draws on normative Islam to produce its own plausible interpretation.

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3. The revolutionary Islamist side is winning.

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4. The "Arab Spring" contains many dangers.

The unqualified Western enthusiasm for the "Arab Spring" ignored the threat of growing Islamist power.

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5. Israel just happens to be largely right and deserves support

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Beck has cut through this nonsense to point out a simple fact: Israel wants a negotiated compromise and stable peace based on a two-state solution; the Palestinian Authority-not to mention Hamas-doesn't.

6. One Man's Terrorist...Is Still a Terrorist

7. The Obama Administration has messed up the Middle East to a phenomenal extent.

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8. One should be fearless in facing intimidation and politically motivated ridicule.

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9. We must reevaluate friends and enemies in this new era of revolutionary Islamism and post-Marxist leftism.

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10. Whatever mistakes the United States has made it is a good country and is the hope of the world.


While former Fox news show host Glenn Beck stages massive rallies in Israel supporting the country, prominent Mid East analyst Barry Rubin clearly sums up Beck's main points and why he is correct--and his so called elitist critics are wrong.

Reason 10 alone explains why so many liberals, especially internationally, detest Beck.


1. The main threat in the Middle East is revolutionary Islamism and the United States must combat it.

(snip)

Revolutionary Islamism includes on its side: Iran, Syria, Hizballah (largely controlling Lebanon), Hamas (governing the Gaza Strip), and the Muslim Brotherhood as well as al-Qaida and, more subtly, the regime governing Turkey. It is an ideology innately hostile to the West, the United States, and Israel. It cannot be bought off or moderated. Revolutionary Islamists will either take over the Middle East or be defeated.

2. The problem is not Islam as a religion but revolutionary Islamism as a political ideology that draws on normative Islam to produce its own plausible interpretation.

(snip)

3. The revolutionary Islamist side is winning.

(snip)

4. The "Arab Spring" contains many dangers.

The unqualified Western enthusiasm for the "Arab Spring" ignored the threat of growing Islamist power.

(snip)

5. Israel just happens to be largely right and deserves support

(snip)

Beck has cut through this nonsense to point out a simple fact: Israel wants a negotiated compromise and stable peace based on a two-state solution; the Palestinian Authority-not to mention Hamas-doesn't.

6. One Man's Terrorist...Is Still a Terrorist

7. The Obama Administration has messed up the Middle East to a phenomenal extent.

(snip)

8. One should be fearless in facing intimidation and politically motivated ridicule.

(snip)

9. We must reevaluate friends and enemies in this new era of revolutionary Islamism and post-Marxist leftism.

(snip)

10. Whatever mistakes the United States has made it is a good country and is the hope of the world.