Two weekends ago, an armed Muslim man infiltrated a Christian conference held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, sat among the hundreds gathered, and filmed himself holding a copy of the Koran. After he was peacefully asked to leave by security, the man continued filming from his car, where he brandished three pistols and two assault rifles and threatened, “Be f***ing terrified.” So far, the man has not been arrested.
The founder of the Worldview Weekend rally, Brannon Howse, said after running these conferences for the last 24 years in hundreds of cities across America, this one was like no other. He wrote an article explaining what happened:
Apparently an Islamic group in Sioux Falls held an event about 10 days before we arrived. The local paper reported that:
“Taneeza Islam, a local immigration lawyer and organizer for the local Muslim community, mentioned the upcoming talk during a panel on hate crimes Thursday at the downtown library in Sioux Falls. She cited speakers like Howse and Hadian as part of a prejudicial undercurrent that inspires fear among ethnic minorities nationwide.”
We were informed by the Sioux Falls Police Department that the Islamic Center of Sioux Falls South Dakota had filed for a permit to protest outside our Worldview Weekend rally. Joining me would be my friend, Shahram Hadian. Shahram is a former Muslim from Iran… Today Shahram is a Christian pastor.
“We knew protestors would be on hand,” Howse continued, “and so to protect the 500 plus in attendance at our conference, we hired four off duty police officers.”
Here’s what happened next:
Shahram spoke first and then a few minutes into my talk a self-described Muslim man stood at the back of the auditorium and filmed his Koran for about 45 seconds before panning the crowd. We later found out he was live streaming on Facebook.
One of our off duty police officers approached this man that was holding a Koran, filming our event and wearing a T-shirt that said he was a Muslim. The officer asked the man to stop filming as we had announced at the beginning of the conference that no audio or video recording would be permitted. Upon being approached, the man announced immediately that he was leaving. The officer asked him if he had a concealed weapon on his person to which he said he did. The man also told the officer he was live streaming on Facebook. When the officer asked his name he told the officer “John Smith, the Muslim John Smith.”
The man's T-shirt read in full: “I am an American; I am a Muslim; I open carry and conceal carry; I am only dangerous if you are stupid.”
Here is the man's video streamed from inside his car (LANGUAGE ALERT):
Howse contacted the FBI and the agency reportedly made a visit to the Muslim man but no arrests or charges are forthcoming. The conference continued to several more cities that week where extra security was provided by the FBI and local police. But Howse finds it inexcusable that no arrest has been made:
Why is it that the off duty Sioux Falls officers we hired, the FBI, the Onalaska Police Department, the Green Bay Police Department, and the Madison Police Department were all taking these videos and the security of our conferences so seriously? How then is it that this man has yet to be arrested or charged? How can his videos be seen as anything but a threat for the purpose of invoking fear or terror?
In fact, Howse said he was “discouraged” by the Sioux Falls Police Department from filing a formal complaint and was informed “that the local prosecutor or state prosecutor was not going to charge this Muslim man with anything and he was not going to go over their head and file my complaint.”
“The enemies of our Constitutional Republic are using political correctness to slander the good name and reputation of Americans that raise legal and moral concerns over the immigration crisis and radical Islamic centers that pose a national security threat to America and her citizens,” Howse said:
Apparently in America there is a legal standard for the elite (like Bill and Hillary Clinton) and the Neo-Marxists, Muslims, and revolutionaries. These groups can apparently get away with actions that would get the average American arrested and perhaps even incarcerated. The standard for the forgotten Americans that pay the taxes and thus the salaries of our government officials is not the same for the elite and revolutionaries. Such unequal treatment under the law, I believe, only serves to embolden the revolutionaries and enemies of our Constitutional Republic…
I warned on my national radio program the day after Donald Trump won the Presidency, that the Marxists and Muslims were going to become more aggressive and more dangerous as they are now desperate to not see any reversal of their agenda from the past few years. The fake news media is filled with Neo-Marxists that seem more than willing to give cover to their Marxist and Islamic revolutionary comrades and to assist in intimidating good men into doing nothing about the ongoing revolution in America.
Howse believes the topics he and Hadian spoke about at the conference — “Sabotaging America: Islam’s March Toward Supremacy” and “The Growing Global Persecution of Christians” — have played out in Sioux Falls.
"The Muslim John Smith" is actually Ehab Jaber, according to his Facebook page. He isn't hiding from what he has said or done and in fact, seems to claim he is well within his rights as an American citizen. He still has all the videos he made posted, including the one above, him inside the conference with the Koran, and several more videos from that day. (We are blocked from embedding his videos, but they can be viewed at his page.) Here are some screenshots of photos Jaber has posted:
Jebar posted this all-caps diatribe to his Facebook page addressing the new influx of visitors:
I'M SURE BY NOW, YOU PROBABLY HAVE SEEN THE PICTURE OR VIDEO AND YOU'RE CHECKING OUT MY FB PROFILE. WELCOME. RELAX. IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK. BELIEVE ME OR NOT, IT'S UP TO YOU. I AM ALMOST 46. SIOUX FALLS HAS BEEN MY HOME FOR THE LAST 24 YEARS. AS A MATTER OF FACT, SIOIX FALLS HAS BEEN HOME SINCE BEFORE I WAS EVEN BORN. I AM AN AMERICAN. SO ANY CALL FOR DEPORTATION IS JUST NOT GONNA HAPPEN, EVEN WITH TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE. 80% OF MY FRIENDS ARE CHRISTIANS. YOU KNOW WHAT THE OTHER 20% IS?
I'VE SERVED YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, FOOD AND DRINK. I'VE WATCHED OVER YOUR TEENAGERS WHEN THEY CAME TO THE CLUB FOR TEEN NIGHT. ALL COMMON SENSE SAYS, DEACTIVATE MY PAGE. SHUT IT DOWN. DAMAGE CONTROL. BUt ALAS, I'VE DONE NOTHING WRONG. JUSTLIKE THE FBI DETECTIVES TOLD ME ALREADY. I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE. SO GO AHEAD, TAKE THE FB FREE TOUR. IF THIS FB PAGE IS NO LONGER UP, KNOW THAT I DID NOT DEACTIVATE IT. THE SHIRT I'M WEARING IN THE VIDEO, I HAVE WORN OUT BEFORE MANY TIMES. SOME OF YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN me AT HUHOT WEARING THE SAME SHIRT OR A PINK ONE, WITH MY .45 CALLIBER KIMBER ULTRA CARRY STAINLESS.... I KNOW, VERY NICE PISTOL... SOME OF YOU MIGHT Have seen ME WHILE GETTING their HAIR CUT AT THE MANSALON. SOME MIGHT HAVE SEEN ME AT WALMART OR HYVEE. AND MANY OF YOU HAVE SEEN ME AT THE GUN RANGE, WITH MY ENTIER ARSENAL. IT'S NOT FOR YOU. I ARMED MYSELF AGAINST STUPIDITY AND AGAINST WHAT MIGHT BECOME ONE DAY AN OPPRESSIVE GOVERNMENT. BECAUSE COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, THIS AMERICAN WHO HAPPENS TO BE A MUSLIM, AIN'T GETTING ON NO BUS AND AIN'T GOING TO NO CAMP. THE DOUBLE NEGATIVES ARE INTENTIONAL. TO APPEAL TO SOME IN THE CROWD. IF YOU SET OUT TO HARM MY SON OR ANYONE I LOVE, BARE IN MIND, 80% OF WHICH ARE CHRISTIANS, I WILL DO WHAT ANY OF YOU WOULD DO IN THAT CASE. YOU WILL ALSO QUICKLY FIND OUT HOW DILLUSIONAL AND PARANOID YOU ARE. MY FB PAGE IS OPEN TO YOU. AND WILL OPEN UP MY HOME TO YOU IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A CONVERSATION. BUT STUPIDITY WILL BE MET WITH ABSOLUTE INTOLERANCE TO IT.
love peace and chicken grease
don't fall victim to fear. there is no dignity in fear.
Jebar's last post on Tuesday states: "I will be going live at 1pm central time to address the situation. plenty of time for you to eat lunch... contact all those media outlets... and plenty of time for the FBI and the SFPD to tune in. you don't want to miss it."