A West Palm Beach man first talked with an FBI informant a year ago about his desire to travel to Syria to help the terrorist cause of America’s No. 1 foreign enemy, the Islamic State.

Gregory Hubbard, also known as “Jibreel,” told the informant that he had a local friend “in touch” with a Syrian national who was a member of ISIL, according to a criminal complaint. Hubbard introduced the informant, who was posing as an ISIL sympathizer bent on traveling to Syria, to the friend — as well as another colleague seeking to join the same violent jihad.

And so began the alleged terrorism plot of Hubbard, 52, Darren Arness Jackson, 50, of West Palm Beach, and Dayne Antani Christian, 31, of Lake Park, federal authorities said on Friday.

The three Palm Beach County men were charged with conspiring and attempting to support the Islamic State.