Three Florida men have been arrested and charged with attempting to support the Islamic State. One man, Gregory Hubbard, 52, of West Palm Beach, was arrested at Miami airport. The FBI alleges he was attempting to board a flight to Germany, from where he planned to travel to Turkey by train and then to Syria.
The other two men, Darren Arness Jackson, 50, also of West Palm Beach, and Dayne Atani Christian, 31, of Lake Park, Florida were arrested for providing firearms training to Hubbard to help him in his terroristic plans. The two reportedly expressed a desire to join ISIS.
Jackson also drove Hubbard to the airport.
The three men were caught because Hubbard was in touch with an undercover FBI operative. He introduced the operative to the other two men. He also told the agent he wanted to travel to Syria "for the purpose of engaging in violent jihad," according to the Justice Department.
The three men face maximum sentences of 20 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization.
Christian faces an additional charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years.
For more information about the Islamic State and its attempts to recruit American citizens, see Clarion Project's Special Report: The Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL)