Brannon Howse is the founder of Worldview Weekend and president of Worldview Radio and WVW-TV which distributes biblical radio and TV programming. He teaches God's Word and the importance of a biblical worldview, biblical apologetics and biblical theology and doctrine.
Shahram Hadian was born in Iran into a Muslim family. His parents had a sense of urgency to leave Iran in 1978 and moved to the United States. While in the states, Shahram committed his life to Jesus Christ. This brought immediate disapproval from his family and his culture.
Now, as a former Muslim, Shahram has formed the TIL Project. The Truth in Love Project exposes the true goal of Islam and the threat of Shariah in America. He ran for the office of governor in Washington State in 2012. He has served as a police officer and a pastor.
On Sunday, April 9th, Brannon held a Worldview Weekend rally in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The rally dealt with the global war on Christians and also featured Shahram Hadian as one of the speakers.
Brannon began presenting his account of the event by mentioning how an Islamic group held an event at a local library about hate crimes/speech and those who are allegedly intolerant toward Islam. Brannon and Shahram's names were mentioned so this is how people knew they were going to be coming to speak.
One-sided articles began appearing and Brannon was never contacted for a quote. He believes this fanned the flames and soon after, Muslims, along with interfaith groups, began the process of filing for protest permits.
Brannon hired two off-duty police officers. The radicals then began to register in large blocks for the conference with what Brannon believes was a goal to disturb the conference. This caused Brannon to hire two more officers at the expense of Brannon's organization.
As the story unfolded, Brannon explained that during his conference speech, he began noticing an alarming amount of activity by the hired police officers. After his speech, one of the officers showed him smart phone information where a man who had come to the conference had created a Facebook page and Facebook videos. This man filmed his Qur'an for about 45 seconds and panned the crowd at the event. The man went to his car where he brandished 5 weapons, including two assault rifles, a considerable amount of ammunition and also used the words, “be scared” along with “be terrified”.
Historian Bill Federer is also having challenges in relation to this topic and he joined the conversation later in the program with his own comments.