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Two Orange County Men Suspected Of Trying To Join ISIS

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Two Anaheim men described as "homegrown violent extremists" and suspected of trying to join ISIS were arrested on Thursday night.The FBI say Muhanad Budawi and Nader Elhuzayel, both 24, were conspiring to offer material support to the terrorist organization, but were not accused of plotting a terror attack within the United States. According to the Orange County Register, Elhuzayel was arrested at LAX after his parents dropped him off for his trip to Palestine.

The L.A. Times says neither man is accused of plotting a terror attack within the United States.

Elhuzayel's parents discovered federal agents raiding their residence at the Crystal Inn in Anaheim last night, searching for clues. His mother, Falak, told the media that her son was simply being scapegoated by authorities, and said, "My son is a very good kid." The family has been living at the motel since being evicted from their home in 2013.

It was initially reported that one of the men was arrested at the motel, but the O.C. Register says that Budawi was arrested at an "undisclosed location in Anaheim."

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