Glenn Beck interviewed Rep.-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN), who became the first Muslim ever elected to Congress on November 7, and asked Ellison if he could "have five minutes here where we're just politically incorrect and I play the cards up on the table." After Ellison agreed, Beck said: "I have been nervous about this interview with you, because what I feel like saying is, 'Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.' " Beck added: "And I know you're not. I'm not accusing you of being an enemy, but that's the way I feel, and I think a lot of Americans will feel that way."Glen Beck, can I have five minutes here where we're just politically incorrect and I play the cards up on the table? I am not nervous to say this to you, because what I feel like saying is, "Shitbag, prove to me that you are not a racist xenophobe."
And I know I've just implied that you are even if I didn't actually say it. I'm not accusing you of being a racist xenophobe, but that's the way I feel, and I think a lot of Americans will feel that way.
As Media Matters for America has noted, Beck previously warned that if "Muslims and Arabs" don't "act now" by "step[ping] to the plate" to condemn terrorism, they "will be looking through a razor wire fence at the West" and declared that "Muslims who have sat on your frickin' hands the whole time" rather than "lining up to shoot the bad Muslims in the head" will face dire consequences.Nevermind Glen. You don't need to prove anything to me. I guess I'll just let your own words speak about your character. Though I do find it interesting that many people that advocate hate tend to advocate violence as a solution to their hate.