Federal authorities have arrested three Palm Beach County men, including a popular local artist, for allegedly conspiring and attempting to support the Islamic State.
In a statement released on Friday, the Justice Department confirmed the arrests of 52-year-old Gregory Hubbard, 50-year-old Darren Jackson and 31-year-old Dayne Christian.
FBI agents working through a confidential informant said Hubbard, who used the name “Jibreel,” along with Christian, known as “Shakur,” and Jackson, who called himself “Daoud,” have been charged with “knowingly conspiring and attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIL.”
According to court documents, Hubbard, a well-regarded artist in Palm Beach County, “expressed his desire to travel to Syria and join ISIL for the purpose in engaging in violent jihad. The documents further state, “Hubbard has also regularly vocalized his support for the killing of non-Muslim hostages, as depicted in beheading videos.”