Tuesday's HOT MIC
Armed and dangerous, with the "religion of peace."
A Muslim man shows up at a Christian conference with a gun and a Quran. He starts live-streaming the event and gets kicked out. Later, he pulls out an arsenal of weapons and says, "Be scared. Be f**kin' terrified."
"With each brandishing of the five weapons, including two assault rifles, he would say 'be scared' or 'be terrified,'" Brannon Howse, a Christian author and radio host, said in a Facebook post. "Ask yourself if a white 'Christian' did this at a Muslim conference would he be arrested or charged?"
In initial reports, police said 45-year-old Ehab Abdulmatta Jaber would not be charged. "He had a lot of guns with him, but he wasn't breaking any laws," Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens told KDLT-TV. "He didn't threaten anybody directly. He didn't threaten any groups of people, anything like that, and it's not illegal to carry guns or have guns with you."
Thankfully, the South Dakota police seem to have reversed their decision.
On Friday, however, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that Jaber had been arrested and "charged with one count of terrorist threat, class 5 felony, punishable by up to 5 years in the state penitentiary and/or $10,000." Police also reported having searched the man's residence and having seized firearms as well as methamphetamine.
Firearms and meth. A certain Heisenberg would be proud...