A Muslim from South Dakota showed off his guns on Facebook Live and warned viewers to "be terrified" after he crashed a private Christian conference in Sioux Falls.
Ehab Jaber, a self-described former resident of Saudi Arabia, was escorted out of the Worldview Weekend Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn on Palm Sunday after he started cursing and live streaming the event on Facebook, according to World Net Daily.
When Jaber got back into his car, he reportedly made a video brandishing several firearms, including two military-style rifles with loaded magazines and three handguns. As he displayed the firearms, the man reportedly made several threats, saying "Be scared, be [expletive] scared. Be terrified."
Jaber, who was wearing a t-shirt that said, "I'm American, I'm a Muslim, I open carry, I conceal carry, and I'm dangerous only if you're stupid," was later questioned by the police and the FBI for his bizarre behavior.
Shahram Hadian, a former Muslim turned Christian pastor and one of the speakers, said that the conference was a ticketed event, but there were not enough volunteers to check those who were coming in.
"This guy came in after the event started so the way the hotel was set up, there were just too many ways to get in. This was a private event, a closed event for Christians, but that's how he got in, because we just didn't have the manpower to be checking everyone," said Hadian.
Brannon Howse, who was speaking at the podium while Jaber was being asked to leave, said that the off-duty police officer who noticed the uninvited guest may have fended off a potential attack.
The conference featured several speakers who addressed the Islamic persecution of Christians across the world.
After entering the event, Jaber reportedly filmed the cover of his Quran and began panning the audience. He was approached by a retired police officer who was working security at the event, where no filming was allowed.
After he was escorted out, Jaber made a second video in his car that was parked at the hotel parking lot, in which he brandished five different weapons.
Howse and Hadian said they were totally unaware of the video until afterward.
In an interview with KSFY, Jaber explained that he was merely upset about the number of people who attended the conference and that he did not intend to hurt anyone.
He alleged that the people who attended were misled by local media who reported that the event was an anti-Muslim rally which caused ticket sales to surge.
"That [anti-Muslim rally] was just a ploy to play on people's fears to sell a book. Which I realized a minute after I got into that building," he said.