Two Milwaukee men arrested in Texas are charged with attempting to support ISIS

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Two Wisconsin men stopped by federal authorities in Texas are charged with attempting to support ISIS.

A Federal Court revealed the two, Jason Ludke, 35, and Yosvany Padilla-Conde, 30, drove from Wisconsin to Texas with plans to cross over the border and eventually travel to Iraq or Syria. 

Ludke is accused of trying to aid a Foreign Terrorist Organization and Padilla-Conde is accused of aiding and abetting him.

Rizwan Ahmad is the spokesman for the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Milwaukee and he says the alleged beliefs of the two mean are not true to Islam. 

Ahmad also goes on to say it is disheartening to see his religion used as an excuse for hate. Not only from extremists, but those who condemn Islam.

Authorities say they began investigating the two suspects after one of the men made contact with an undercover agent in September.

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