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A 'blessing'? - huricaine heads to NYC
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Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene is a blessing

Grade one storm has already claimed 10 lives but controversial US radio personality still believes it, like last week's earthquake – is blessing from God

WASHINGTON – Glenn Beck courts controversy yet again, this time claiming hurricane Irene is "a blessing from God".


The US radio personality made the comments on his popular radio show Friday. According to Beck, the category one storm which has already claimed the lives of 10 people, will teach people to prepare for natural disasters and encourage them to stockpile food in case "disaster strikes".


The 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shocked the US' East Coast last week was, according to Beck, also a warning sign to his fellow Americans.


"How many warnings do you think you’re going to get, and how many warnings do you deserve? This hurricane that is coming thorough the East Coast, for anyone who’s in the East Coast and has been listening to me say ‘Food storage!’ ‘Be prepared!'"


Beck insisted: "If you’ve waited, this hurricane is a blessing. It is a blessing. It is God reminding you – as was the earthquake last week – it’s God reminding you you’re not in control. Things can happen. Be prepared and be someone who can help others so when disaster strikes, God forbid, you’re not panicking."


Last week Beck was in Israel for the Restoring Courage" rally he had organized at the Davidson Center near the Western Wall in Jerusalem. More than 1,000 of his supporters, mostly Evangelical Christians from the US, participated in the event.


Beck told the crowd there is nothing he could teach Israel, adding that he comes to Israel to see courage.


"In Israel, there is more courage in one square mile than in all of Europe," he said, adding: "In Israel, there is more courage in one soldier than in the combined and cold hearts of every bureaucrat at the United Nations."




פרסום ראשון: 08.28.11, 12:06
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