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The man’s name is Ehab Jaber. (RELATED: Conservative Conference Threatened By Heavily Armed Muslim Man)
Last week, a police spokesman told The Daily Caller that Jaber had not broken any laws.
“Be scared… be f***ing terrified,” he said in the video as he revealed pistols, rifles and ammunition he was carrying in his van.
South Dakota allows open carry, and Jaber also has a concealed carry permit, so his possession of weapons was not by itself illegal. Sioux Falls Police public information officer Sam Clemens stated that “Everything he was doing was legal. He didn’t break any laws so we didn’t charge him.”
However, Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lincoln County State’s Attorney Tom Wollman subsequently reviewed Jaber’s videos. According to the Argus Leader, Jackley stated he believed that Jaber’s comments violated state law, which prohibits threats to “commit a crime of violence with the intent to intimidate or coerce a civilian population.”
A police search of Jaber’s home found methamphetamine in addition to weapons. He claims that he was not threatening anyone.
Jaber describes himself as an ardent supporter of Second Amendment rights. “You know what the sad thing is? I’m a Republican,” he told ABC’s KSFY. “I’m a Republican for one reason: the Second Amendment.”
This felony charge could result in Jaber losing those rights. A conviction carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and/or fines of up to $10,000.
Conference organizer Brannon Howse told TheDC that while he was glad Jaber was arrested, he fumed that it took the police 12 days to do so. “My blood ran cold when I found this out. METH? You mean we could have had a guy jacked up on drugs, combined with his ideology, putting 500 men, women, and children at risk at our Christian conference? Why was he not arrested that night or even questioned? How did he stay on the streets for 12 days with guns and meth?”
Jackley said that public pressure did not have a role in their decision to finally press the case, adding, “If anything, the public pressure can create more challenges for an investigation… It doesn’t play any role in our investigation or our decisions.
Howse was skeptical. “What would have happened if the shoe were on the other foot?” he asked. “If that had been a conservative brandishing weapons in front of an Islamic conference, or indeed practically anywhere, he would have been thrown in jail immediately and all his firearms confiscated – no questions asked! And the media would have had a field day talking about conservative ‘domestic terrorists!’ But here we have the media bending over backwards to help Jaber make his case, quoting him as ‘just a Republican exercising his Second Amendment rights.’ Since when does the media defend someone who believes in the Second Amendment? What a joke!”
Howse told TheDC that as a direct result of Jaber’s videos, event hosts at subsequent conferences required him to hire extra security — costing thousands more dollars — for these free-to-the-public events.
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As ISIS attempts to strike fear into the minds and souls of Christians globally it would behoove the faithful to consider the sword wielding Christ whom the foes of God cannot defeat. – Dr. Ray Rooney, Jr.
At home, in America, the hatred spewing from liberals towards conservatives and evangelicals has reached a fever pitch and portends violence. The University of California at Berkely urged the cancellation of a speech by Ann Coulter who was to speak on illegal immigration for fear of the eruption of violence.
Christians are taught that in the midst of devastation and despair we are to look “to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith…” (Heb. 12:2). Unfortunately, the Jesus many are looking to in these difficult and troubled times is not much of a problem solver if you go by what is being preached in many American churches.
The Jesus many Americans hear about on Sundays accepts people no matter what they believe or how they live. He’s a pacifist, a pluralist, and even a secularist (He apparently believes in the separation of church and state and doesn’t want anyone to be made to feel uncomfortable by hearing the gospel).
So as the pressure against righteousness mounts and the persecution against Christians increases, to whom are all those churchgoers turning who don’t believe Jesus opposes anything except the notion of intolerance? As far as I can tell the answer to that is government. If only the Jesus revealed in the pages of the Bible was faithfully proclaimed then instead of the faithless hand-wringing that seems to be going on by shallow churchgoers with the haters of the cross growing ever more bold, a fearless and bold prayer would ascend using the words of David in Psalm 68:1 “God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate him shall flee before him!”
Here a few passages in the Bible to consider when looking to Jesus in the midst of burgeoning evil and its designs.
Genesis 3:15 – I will put enmity between you [serpent; Satan] and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.
The very first prophetic word about redemption and the One who shall bring it is an image of a Man stomping on the head of a snake. He doesn’t flee from it. He doesn’t adopt it and make it His pet. He stomps its head. That is what the Son of God thinks of evil. Not quite the picture of accommodation proclaimed weekly in many churches.
Joshua 5:13-15 – When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the army of the Lord. Now I have come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped and said to him, “What does my lord say to his servant?” And the commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.
Compare that to what was said to Moses from the burning bush and you know who this “commander” is. There is absolutely no doubt that the commander of the armies of the Lord is Jesus (as we shall see in another text).
Two things are striking about this passage. First, is that the “commander” had a drawn sword in His hand. This was the eve of the attack on Jericho. The first battle for the conquest of the Promised Land was about to commence and the pre-Incarnate Jesus was wielding His sword.
When Moses was besieged by naysayers as the freed Hebrews had their back to the Red Sea and Pharaoh’s army bearing down on them the deliverer shouted “The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent” (Ex. 14:14). When did the Lord ever stop fighting for His people except when they turn away from Him in unbelief. Jesus stands just as ready today to wield His sword against the enemies of the cross as He did when He appeared to Joshua as the conquest of Canaan began.
The second striking facet is the non-answer answer to Joshua’s inquiry. Joshua’s question was essentially “Are you on our side or theirs?” “No.” What kind of response is that? Simple. Jesus was saying “I’m on My side and if you want to succeed in that which I have called you to do then you will follow Me.” Where? Into the battle. Jesus doesn’t shy away from leading the people of God into victory on the battlefield. As ISIS attempts to strike fear into the minds and souls of Christians globally it would behoove the faithful to consider the sword wielding Christ whom the foes of God cannot defeat.
Colossians 2:15 – He [Jesus] disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
To the naked and unspiritual eye the bloody death of Jesus on a Roman cross looked like utter and ignominious defeat. Hardly. Paul uses the imagery of a Roman victory procession down the streets of the city where the defeated royalty was paraded in chains. What looked to most people to be humiliating defeat, was in fact, a glorious victory where the spiritually bankrupt were revealed and put to open shame. It takes a measure of spiritual maturity to recognize this which is why there is so much fearful whining emanating from so many churchgoers today. They’re not looking to a conqueror. They’re hoping for someone who can convince those who hate Christianity to learn to live with us. What they’re hoping for is what Scripture teaches the antichrist will provide…not Jesus Christ.
Revelation 19:12-15 – His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.
When hope seems lost as evil spreads its hateful wings across the entire planet and persecution rises to truly unprecedented levels…this is the Jesus I look to. A Savior with burning eyes, blood soaked apparel, and a sword that cannot be turned or tamed. Could this have been on David’s mind as he penned the matchless words of the 23rd psalm which includes these words: “thou preparedst a table before me in the presence of mine enemies”? Only two verses further in the text of Rev. 19 are the words of an angel seen standing in the Sun speaking to the birds “Come, gather for the great supper of God, to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men…”
The Commander of the armies of heaven is not the only hat that Jesus wears or the only revelation of His character. In subsequent blogs I will be looking at some of the others. But this is probably the one that gets the least attention because it doesn’t fit the theologically liberal narrative that Jesus is all about making everyone feel good about themselves and their neighbors.
Jesus is many things. But as we continue to spiral downward into the abyss of narcissism, sexual anarchy, hedonism, and lawlessness domestically and threats to our national security by totalitarian regimes such as North Korea and Iran abroad, we need to be able to look to Jesus our hope and answer. And He is ready to respond to our faith filled cries and pleas. Ready to protect us. Ready to fight for us. Ready to conquer the purveyors of hateful rhetoric and murderous ideologies.
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As Soeren Kern, senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute warned in my new CRTV investigation of Ali Muhammad Brown: “If the police are afraid to discuss the background, what is motivating these people to do this, we’re going to see more of this incentivized a lot of these jihadists.”
“Too early” to call the Fresno jihad a jihad.
Too late for the victims of another Ali Muhammad targeting innocent civilians as Islamic payback on American soil.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct two typographical errors.
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The attack took place on a tram close to the Old City, where tourists from around the world have come to commemorate Easter and Passover. The woman died shortly after she was brought to a medical facility, despite efforts to save her. The 57-year old Palestinian attacker was apprehended by police.
Local media quoted witnesses as saying the man stabbed the woman multiple times. Reports said a pregnant woman was injured when the light rail came to a sudden stop. The attacker was apprehended by officers at the scene, police said.
Reports indicate two others were injured as well.
According to ABC News, Palestinians have killed 42 Israelis and two visiting Americans since September 2015. The Palestinian Authority regularly incites violence and acts of terror against Christians and Jews in Israel.
Governments around the world are taking steps to prevent attacks by radical Islamic terrorists over the Easter holiday. Authorities in Kosovo claim they have already intercepted plans for such an attack.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in Politics and Economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are Conservative Political Philosophy, the American Founding, and Progressive Rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
Video of the celebrations emerged Wednesday on a YouTube channel affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Syrian rebel group made up mostly of Kurdish fighters. The video shows men, women, and children all singing and dancing to celebrate their liberation from the Islamic State. Two of the women in the video take off their veil and proceed to light it ablaze in celebration. Two other women celebrate their freedom by lighting up a cigarette, while children are seen dancing in the streets.
Syrian women deciding to torch their burqas and veils has become a common occurrence upon being freed from ISIS rule. To many, it is a symbol of oppression.
“Damn this stupid invention that they made us wear,” a Syrian woman said in August after she was liberated by the SDF. “We’re humans, we have our freedom.”
The Islamic State has ordered women in Iraq and Syria to wear full veils or be subject to “serious punishment.”
The SDF is a critical component of the U.S.-backed coalition battling the Islamic State, as Kurdish forces are engaged in a campaign to cut off ISIS supply lines throughout the country. In recent days, they have continued to push further into ISIS-held territory, liberating many towns and villages along the way. According to Kurdish news outlet Rudaw, the SDF “crossed into Deir ez-Zur province [in Syria] for the first time Tuesday.”
SDF troops plan on continuing their push forward until they reach Raqqa, which is known as the Syrian headquarters of the Islamic State.
Jordan Schachtel is the nationals security correspondent for Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel