NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say two men who were part of a plan to support the Islamic State group were vocal about their commitment and desire to be part of the extremist organization.
They're among three charged with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization. Two were arrested Wednesday in New York City and the third was arrested in Florida.
Authorities say a 24-year-old man came to the attention of law enforcement officials when he posted on an Uzbek-language website that propagates the Islamic State ideology.
According to a federal complaint, a 19-year-old told his mother that someone who had the chance to join the Islamic State group and didn't would face divine judgment.