TheBlaze Radio Network's Jeff Fisher on Friday said he recently learned about a vicious, decades-old attack on his mother-in-law -- and he said the attack relates to today's unrest.
"She was here, fresh in the United States from Ecuador in New York City on a subway the day Martin Luther King [was assassinated]," Fisher said on Glenn Beck's radio program. "She's on a subway and she was beaten, almost to death, for looking white."
Fisher added that a man tried to stop the attack, but he was "stabbed by this crowd."
"Did he survive?" Pat Gray, Beck's co-host, asked.
"No, I don't think he did," Fisher said. "She wasn't sure. She said she didn't think he made it, and she almost didn't make it."
With racial tensions on the rise after a grand jury chose not to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, protesters have begun burning businesses, blocking bridges and shutting down streets.
Though Beck believes -- based on the evidence available to the public -- that the case should have gone to trial, he warned what could happen if the rage and protests continue.
"When you go back and look at the riots, the workers' world riots in the 1930s, you will see this is exactly the same kind of stuff with FDR," he said. "They set Oakland on fire. They set several cities on fire. They were beating people in the streets. I mean, it was bad. This has happened before."
"It's just random," Fisher agreed. "Doesn't matter [who you are]."
"And it doesn't help the cause," Gray added.
"It's why Gandhi won," Beck concluded. "Gandhi did not win because he was doing a hunger strike against England or against the oppressors. He did a hunger strike on his own people. 'You want violence? You want to beat people in the streets? ... I'm not with you.'"
"Now, where is Jessie Jackson? Where is Al Sharpton?" Beck demanded. "Can you imagine if anybody on that side would have so much credibility that they would stand and up say, 'Until you come to the table, I will not eat.' Gandhi was not preaching to the man. He was preaching to the people on the streets. That's the difference."
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