Before the U.S. takes further action against the Islamic State, officials first need to “educate” themselves on what the terrorists are truly fighting for, Glenn Beck said on “The Kelly File” Wednesday night.
“We haven’t learned the lesson,” he said. “We don’t even know what they are fighting about. Nobody even knows about Sykes-Picot. This is why they are fighting. They are going back to World War I — the reestablishment of the caliphate.”
Beck explained that the Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916 was “British and French coming together and redesigning the entire Middle East, making it so dictators had to be put in those places. So, when we come and say, ‘Oh, we’re just going to go ahead and get rid of the dictators’ — you are helping them establish the caliphate.”
He also predicted that the U.S. will help oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which will be followed by the toppling of the rulers in Jordan and ultimately unrest will spread across the Middle East.
“We’re community organizing the Middle East,” he said.
“What should we do? If we shouldn’t go over there and fight them, what should we do?” host Megyn Kelly pressed.
“Educate ourselves first. Educate ourselves and be honest with each other,” Beck replied.
Watch the interview via "The Kelly File" below:
The media personality then pulled out an “original copy” of a Koran printed by the U.S. during the Thomas Jefferson-era following battles with the Barbary pirates, the “Islamic extremists of the day,” according to Beck.
Beck said a “warning” was intentionally printed that urged readers to thoroughly study the teachings in the Koran in order to understand what radical Islamists really believe.
When Kelly asked him if he believes all Muslims are radical in their beliefs, Beck replied, “Of course not.” Rather, he said, "millions" of moderate Muslims are behaving like “abused spouses” and are afraid to speak out against Islamic extremists because they could get “beheaded” for doing so.”
For a more detailed look at the Sykes-Picot agreement, click here.