Florida: Three Muslims in Palm Beach County charged with helping ISIS

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Source: Three Palm Beach County men charged with helping ISIS | www.palmbeachpost.com

West Palm Beach residents Gregory Hubbard, also known as Jibreel, 52 and Darren Arness Jackson, also known as Daoud, 50, were charged along with Dayne Atani Christian, 31, of Lake Park, known as Shakur, were charged with knowingly conspiring and attempting provide material support and resources to ISIS.

Federal Investigators say the three men from Palm Beach County who conspired to work with the Islamic state supported the mass shootings in Orlando and planned to go to Syria to join the terrorist group.

Gregory Hubbard regularly spoke about his support of terrorist attacks like the mass shootings in San Bernardino and Orlando and introduced Christian to Darren Jackson, the third man arrested.

When Hubbard introduced Christian to Jackson, the three went to a local shooting range for target practice. The specific range was not named. The men used automatic rifles at the range, a criminal complaint made public Friday said.

The men will face a detention hearing on July 27 and an arraignment on Aug 5.


From the DOJ press release:

“According to the complaint, these defendants conspired and attempted to provide material support to ISIL and one of the defendants was arrested attempting to travel overseas to join and fight for the deadly terrorist organization,” said Assistant Attorney General Carlin.

According to the allegations contained in the complaint, Hubbard expressed support for ISIL and told an FBI confidential human source (CHS) that he wanted to travel to Syria and join ISIL for the purpose of engaging in violent jihad.  Hubbard introduced the CHS to Christian and Jackson, both of whom provided weapons and firearms instruction to Hubbard and the CHS, whom they understood were preparing to travel overseas to join and fight for ISIL.

The complaint further alleges that Jackson and Christian also expressed a desire to join ISIL.  Hubbard purchased an airplane ticket to Germany, where he planned to board a train to Turkey and then head to Syria.  Hubbard was arrested on July 21, 2016, at Miami International Airport prior to the first leg of his overseas trip.  Jackson, who had driven Hubbard to the airport, was arrested after he left the airport premises.  Christian was arrested at his place of work.

If convicted, the defendants face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for the material support charge.  Christian faces a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in prison if convicted on the charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

  • They praised the Baton Rouge jihadi for killing the “kuffar” and stated “alhamdullilah”
  • One wanted to target a guy at his local gym for wearing a Marines shirt
  • Another wanted to target the Pentagon, the White House, and kill civilians before leaving the country
  • A convicted felon had many guns including illegally purchased AK-47’s (at $200 and $400 on the street)
  • They stated Muslims are waging an offensive jihad and had the right to to whatever is necessary to win
  • Jibreel and Daoud claimed they felt persecuted for their Islamic faith

 News report below h/t Space Kraken.

 

2 Responses

  1. Local news report:

  2. […] One city listed above that has received Syrian Muslims, Palm Beach, Florida just arrested 3 Muslims who had a Syrian contact. […]

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