Radio host Glenn Beck says he will find a way to smuggle Christian Syrians into the U.S., even if his efforts land him in prison.
“Stop asking for permission! Stop thinking we need permission. … I asked if my audience could raise $10 million before Christmas to bring the Christians in from Syria. We will vet them ourselves. I have former CIA people that are going over, and they’re vetting everybody right now. We can save more people by Christmas than Oscar Schindler saved, OK?” Beck told the Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas. The interview was recorded during the Rally Against the Iran Deal Sept. 9 and released Sept. 12.
Beck’s campaign to take in Syrian refugees displaced by the Islamic State group also aims to raise $10 million by Christmas. He says the “Nazarene Fund” will unite people of all faiths.
“I refuse to be the church that stood and said, ‘Sing louder when the trains with Jews go by.’ Our churches have gone dead inside,” Beck said, the Daily Caller reported. “I will so gladly grace a jail for the justice cause of saving people’s lives. I don’t need your permission at all to do the right thing! That’s who we need to be now! Forget about Washington! You don’t need permission to do the right thing.”
The radio host said, “The State Department won’t let them in? Really? Because I know some bridges over a river in Texas [where] that doesn’t seem to matter.”
The U.S. has taken in roughly 1,600 Syrian refugees since the Middle Eastern nation’s civil war began in 2011. The Obama administration said last week it plans to take in another 10,000, WND reported Sept. 10.
“Exactly what’s their background?” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asked Sept. 9 at an industry conference, Fox News reported. “We don’t obviously put it past the likes of ISIL to infiltrate operatives among these refugees.”