Police in Chicago arrested two men Wednesday from north suburban area of Zion on federal charges for conspiring to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The men Joseph D. Jones and Edward Schimenti also pledged their alliance to the militant group, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Illinois.
Jones and Schimenti “advocated on social media for violent extremism in support of the terrorist group,” U.S. Attorney Joel Levin said in a complaint filed in federal court. They are also reported have posed with an ISIS flag at Illinois Beach State Park.
Jones and Schimenti were arrested after undercover FBI employees got in touch with them while disguising as ISIS sympathizers, the attorney’s office said in a statement. Jones identified himself as Yusuf Abdulhaqq, while Schimenti changed his name to Abdul Wali.