Wisconsin: Two Muslims arrested on way to join ISIS, take part in jihad

L-R, Jason Ludke (Photo from: Brown County Jail), Yosvany Padilla-Conde (Photo from: Tom Green County Jail, Texas).

L-R, Jason Ludke (Photo from: Brown County Jail), Yosvany Padilla-Conde (Photo from: Tom Green County Jail, Texas).

Source: Two Wisconsin Men Charged With Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIL | OPA | Department of Justice

Jason Michael Ludke, 35, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin has been charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Yosvany Padylla-Conde, 30, also of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was charged in the same complaint with aiding and abetting Ludke’s attempt to provide material support to ISIL.

Ludke and Padylla-Conde were arrested near San Angelo, Texas. The complaint alleges that the two were traveling from Wisconsin to Mexico where they intended to acquire travel documents necessary to travel overseas to join ISIL.

If convicted of these offenses both men face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

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According to the complaint, Ludke and Padilla-Conde began corresponding on social media with an undercover FBI employee last month and said they planned to travel to Mexico, where they could get passage to Syria and join the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Ludke said he converted to Islam in 2003 and wanted to live under Shariah law. He also said he was tired of living under the infidel’s system and wanted to strive for paradise.

The undercover FBI employee received an email on Oct. 1 containing a video of Padilla-Conde and Ludke with a handmade Islamic State group flag in the background. Ludke said Padilla-Conde was striving to reach paradise as well, according to the complaint.

The undercover employee told Ludke that people in Mexico would be able to get them passports for Arab counties. On Oct. 5 Ludke told the employee that he and Padilla-Conde were in Texas heading toward El Paso. Police captured them near San Angelo later that day.

Ludke told FBI agents that he and Padilla-Conde left Wisconsin because they couldn’t pay their rent and he was looking to meet his brother-in-law in Mexico, although he couldn’t provide his brother-in-law’s name or information on his whereabouts. Ludke added he and Padilla-Conde discussed traveling to Yemen so Ludke could study Arabic, according to the complaint.

Padilla-Conde told agents he left Wisconsin because he was about to be evicted and Lude wanted to travel to Iraq or Yemen to take part in jihad, an Arabic term for holy war, and often spoke of joining the Islamic State, according to the complaint. He said he tried to talk Ludke out of it, the complaint said.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the men had attorneys. The federal public defender’s office said no defenders were listed for them in Texas. Court records show Ludke appeared without counsel during an initial court appearance in Texas on Wednesday. Padilla-Conde was scheduled to make his initial appearance in Abilene on Monday.

Joshua Van Haften of Madison was charged last year with trying to travel to Syria through Turkey to join the Islamic State. His case is still pending in federal court. A plea hearing has been set for Tuesday.

2 Responses

  1. Wow! Just take one ‘good’ look at the future of–‘America the Beautiful’…. These doofuses said they wanted to live under sharia and that they wanted to “strive” for islamic paradise. Totally brain-washed idiots! A good title for this blog could be, ‘Two muslims arrested on way to HELL’!!! Most American-born Western types can see how totally insane it is to expect to go to “paradise” after committing heinous murder and bloodshed–but not these doofuses! Why is that? Just one reason ONLY–the promise of a future ‘eternity’ with unbridled deviant SEX! Never mind who they have to betray, kill or lie to–just dangle the ‘sex’ promise in front of them, and all else disappears! mo-ham-dead was totally brilliant when he wrote this crap in the koran, b/c he knew he could lure some of the most physically strong but vulnerable types–young bozos looking for a ‘ho’! There’s no temptation more powerful to a young shittthead in his prime than elicit sex! It’s the main reason that islime has survived for 1400 yrs! The other reason is FEAR! On the one hand you have sex-crazed imbeciles and on the other you have all the other people cowering in fear for their lives! It’s the most brilliant invention of SATAN that ever came down the pike!!!!! BUT IT’S ALL A COMPLETE LIE!!!!!

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