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.

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  • Starlord

    Good but it took them Long enough. The law needs to be applied equally for society to function properly.

  • ontario john

    And in somewhat related news, the man charged with uttering threats to the shooter at the Quebec mosque, and his family, has been ordered to leave the country. That’s Islamophobic!!

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Muslims and guns shouldn’t be allowed to mix in the USA or anywhere else. *sigh*

  • simus1

    Ehab’s bio on his T shirt seems more extensive than the MSM’s pitiful efforts. They got his age from the arrest announcement and provide nothing else of interest. If he is just an oilfield worker I would cut him some slack. If part of outsider agitation, toss the book at him.

    • Felicia Scott

      Don’t let the shirt fool you. It is not possible to be an true American and a muslim at the same time. The two are completely incompatible.

  • Watchman

    The minimum we might expect is the permanent disability of this man to legally possess firearms if he is convicted of a felony. Unfortunately as far as I can tell, even if convicted of the Class 5 felony he is reported to have been charged with, he can petition South Dakota to reinstate his gun possession rights after five years, but it might be ten years according to: http://gun.laws.com/state-gun-laws/south-dakota-gun-laws.

    At 45 years old, it’s not likely that his current attitudes are the result of a youthful naivety and I don’t think he is likely to change his views, but only mask them in the future.

  • Bla Bla

    Enjoy your all expenses paid trip to sunny Guantanamo!

  • Felicia Scott

    Deport him to Canada! There is a fellow there named Justin who has a lot of tax money to give the guy.