Muslim who threatened Christians in South Dakota charged with terrorism

State Attorney General Marty Jackley said Friday that a man who was asked to leave a Sioux Falls event on April 9 that critiqued Islam is facing a felony charge after he livestreamed video of himself on the internet brandishing weapons and making threats to the public.

In a news release Friday from his office in Pierre, Jackley and Lincoln County State’s Attorney Tom Wollman said that 45-year-old Ehab Abdulmutta Jaber of Sioux Falls has been charged with one count of terrorist threats. It’s a Class 5 felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

Jackley said Jaber was escorted out of the event April 9 after he was observed filming it on his cellphone and carrying a handgun, and later livestreamed video of himself brandishing guns and ammunition and threatening violence against the public.