Glenn Beck made what many may describe as a counterintuitive statement Thursday morning, voicing "sympathy in one way" for radical Islamic terrorists.
"We refuse to listen," Beck said on The Glenn Beck Radio Program. "Instead, like Benghazi, our administration will blame it on anything — anything — other than Islam. I actually have a little sympathy in one way for the terrorists. How horrible it must be to kill yourself with one message — 'My message is Islam' — and no one will listen to you."
Beck's comments came as he shared the frustrations he's had with President Barack Obama's judgment of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting as "workplace violence" and the commander in chief's claim that Wednesday's shooting in San Bernardino could possibly be "workplace related."
Beck said that the American people can't look at who or how the San Bernardino shooting unfolded because all the media is "talking about now is the NRA." The radio host also went after news networks like CNN for hosting "gun control spokesman" Andy Parker, the father of slain WDBJ-TV journalist Alison Parker, instead of an "expert on Islam."
Beck, visibly frustrated by the Obama administration's refusal to refer to "radical Islam," said, "[the Islamic State is] telling us — and they're even printing it in their own [Inspire] magazine that is released here in America. They're telling us who, how and why. But we refuse to listen."
The radio host went on to say he feels "used and abused" by the media and the Obama administration.
"But I want to express how I think a lot of people feel: Used and abused, because it feels as though everyone is almost hoping that it is a white Christian who is doing the shooting," Beck said, likely referring to Obama's National Prayer Breakfast speech earlier this year, when he said Christians have "committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ."
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