During his Monday evening broadcast, Glenn Beck addressed news surrounding Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi national who was at one point considered a “person of interest” by U.S. authorities in the aftermath of the Boston bombings.
“Believe me we have spent an enormous amount of time [on this story],” Beck noted during his program’s opening remarks.
“Most of my staff have not slept, those in Washington and around the country and in New York have really not slept. We have been meeting with attorneys and congressman trying to make sure it is exactly right,” Beck said.
While Alharbi has gone from a person of interest, to a witness, and now to someone deemed unimportant to the case, sources have told TheBlaze that there is more to this story than is being told by the media or the government.
Below, Beck explained how the two suspects from Chechnya were being radicalized and why he doesn’t believe they are the “lone wolves” in the attack:
Below Beck reviews a timeline of the events surrounding Alharbi.
“We let everyone have all of the other information because we care more about the truth, more about you getting the news,” he said before explaining that since he owns TheBlaze outright, readers and viewers needn’t worry about the network being beholden to outside interests or foreign (i.e. Saudi) money.
“There is not ever going to be a member of CAIR crossing this threshold to have a private meeting with me to tell me exactly what would be in my best interest. I’m not taking the meeting. We move differently here. We are an American network, owned by an American. I am sick and tired of being told there is nothing left to see, move along,” he added.
“You want to know why we have terror over and over in our streets?” Beck Asked. “Saudi Arabia. It is time someone on network television says it.”
Beck explained that the two suspected Boston bombers attended the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, which is a mosque managed by the Muslim Brotherhood-founded Muslim American Society (MAS). Beck also said that more attention should be paid to the “third” suspect in the bombing.
Beck said DHS informed TheBlaze that they don’t know where the Saudi national is.
Beck said the “burden of proof” is on the federal government to prove their case on the mysterious circumstances surrounding the Saudi national.
Later on in the program with special guests terrorism expert Steve Emerson and Andrew McCarthy, former federal prosecutor of the Blind Sheikh, Beck set out to explain what he feels is the more important connection in the attacks.
“I think the bigger story here is Saudi Arabia,” Beck said.
“I can’t imagine a story [Saudi connection] of greater importance, noted McCarthy. “It’s a continuing pattern.”
“You cannot process everything that needs to be processed — all the leads — run them down and clear a person [in that short a time],” McCarthy said of the quick processing time federal law enforcement agents spent on Alharbi.
Despite ICE telling TheBlaze that Alharbi was never being considered for deportation, Emerson maintained that there is a person slated for deportation that has “the same name” and “same build” as Alharbi.