March 27, 2015

Caught on tape: College dean approves campus "ISIS club," "training camp"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

James O'Keefe is America's top investigative journalist, even though the mainstream media tries to shut him out.

His latest undercover expose showed an assistant dean at prestigious Cornell University going along with a fake student who wanted to form an ISIS Club on campus.

Except supporting ISIS, Hamas and other terrorists is illegal in America. It would be like saying you want to start a college Mafia Club!

The assistant dean does more than just approve of the idea of this club -- he suggests the "ISIS Club" should apply for grant money, and even try to set up a "training camp" at Cornell.

James O'Keefe deserves a Pulitzer Prize, but it's because of videos like this one that he'll probably never win one.

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commented 2015-03-30 08:08:19 -0400
Let me rephrase. I don’t think you’re arguing that he is expressing informed approval – i.e., that he understands and agrees to what is being proposed.
commented 2015-03-29 14:05:24 -0400
No, Terry; I don’t agree that he was not expressing approval for terror camps at Cornell. He agrees to support them. At 5:15, the interviewer asks if it’s a “problem” to support Hamas, a group even school children know is terrorist. The answer is that the University isn’t going to say you’re not allowed to support that group. (Granted, he doesn’t say the University is going to support that group.) He also agrees to having a training camp for the islamic state. It’s here that I give him a tiny benefit of a huge doubt because I don’t think he knows what that is. But that gets back to my point that he’s uneducated on world affairs and therefore completely unqualified for his position. I think he didn’t question anything because wanted to appear “worldly” and didn’t want to look like the fool he is, which of course makes him look like an even bigger fool.
commented 2015-03-29 10:54:16 -0400
Valerie: We agree he’s a fool, and I think, if we were discussing this is a less polarized venue, we would probably agree that he was not, in fact, expressing approval for the creation of terror camps at Cornell. Which takes me back to my very first point: Ezra is NOT an idiot, and knows perfectly well that this dope is NOT “supporting ISIS, Hamas and other terrorists.”
As for Moore: he’s not an idiot. He’s a canny, manipulative and amoral propagandist who does exactly what O’Keefe does: leads people in to making statement that, edited and taken out of context, make them look ridiculous and reinforce Moore’s points. It can be mildly funny the first time around, if you agree with his perspective (just as similar techniques employed at the Rebel can be mildly funny if you agree with their perspective.) But whatever it is, it ain’t journalism.
commented 2015-03-28 21:45:19 -0400
Have to agree with Valerie, I can’t believe he’s the assistant dean at Cornell, lol !
commented 2015-03-28 20:38:14 -0400
By saying I’m forced to conclude he knows what he’s doing, I meant that someone at Cornell hired him for the position so I’m forced to conclude they considered him qualified for it, even though it’s hard to believe there’s obviously an even bigger idiot than this on the Cornell campus.
There’s no doubt he’s dumber than a sack of hammers which is why I give him the benefit of the doubt and say, he knows not what he does; he could easily plead insanity and get away with it. The fact that he allowed himself to be the victim of a prank (or to be “manipulated”, if you prefer) is further proof that he’s a fool. Few people are that stupid and also in a position of authority, although given what goes on in Universities these days, I may have to alter my thinking on that.
I’ve never watched more than 2 minutes of anything Michael Moore has done because he’s a rabid, frothing idiot who doesn’t deserve my time.
commented 2015-03-28 16:12:13 -0400
No, Valerie, I don’t consider it to have been a “prank” – unless you consider what Michael Moore does a “prank”.
So on one hand, you say: “I’m forced to conclude he knows what he’s doing and fully understands the consequences of his decisions.”
On the other hand, you say: “I do think he’s dumber than a sack of hammers and knows not what he does.”
Thanks, that’s clear.
commented 2015-03-28 15:56:14 -0400
Thanks, Tom Green; indeed I do. However, since Terry asked nicely, I think if the Assistant Dean of a major University doesn’t know what he’s doing, he shouldn’t be in that job. Given that he is, I’m forced to conclude he knows what he’s doing and fully understands the consequences of his decisions. Homeland Security hasn’t arrested him because he hasn’t committed terrorism but he’s condoned it and if it did occur, he’d be guilty of Aiding and Abetting. Seeing him charged with that in the Socialist Republic of the US of A is unlikely, however.
Since Terry asked my “honest” opinion, I think the guy’s an idiot who’s ‘way out of his depth, a fact that I hope comes to light as a result of what Terry appears to consider a “prank”. I don’t think it’s a prank; I think it exposed something that was desperately in need exposure. As a parent, I wouldn’t send my kid to Cornell owing to the blatant stupidity of the staff in the upper levels of that institution.
But I haven’t answered Terry’s question. I don’t think he was manipulated, but I do think he’s dumber than a sack of hammers and knows not what he does. He’s an extreme embarrassment and should be unceremoniously booted.
commented 2015-03-28 12:01:30 -0400
Rudden you keep waiting. She knows what a clown you are.
commented 2015-03-28 11:52:59 -0400
Thanks, Tom. I’ll just wait for Valerie’s response now.
commented 2015-03-28 11:32:17 -0400
Ruddin history? He was wrong according to a judge once. I suppose that makes everything wrong in your fomented view.
commented 2015-03-28 11:28:22 -0400
Ridding give us your misinterpretation of Islamic state again! You’re dumber than you think.
commented 2015-03-28 11:26:37 -0400
Rudden I knew you were a narcissistic idiot the first time I saw one of your posts.
commented 2015-03-28 10:41:41 -0400
Thanks, Valerie. To be clear: there are two options here.
a) The assistant dean of Cornell University is actively, knowingly agreeing to the establishment of a terrorist support group, which would be be an extremely serious criminal offense.
b) The assistant dean of Cornell University is vaguely agreeing with something he’s not quite clear about, when presented by a political activist who has a history of producing manipulative tapes just like this one, then being debunked.
Now, as it happens, O’Keefe IS a political activist who has a history of producing manipulative tapes just like this one, then being debunked. And so far neither the police nor Homeland security have arrested the assistant dean of Cornell University to charge him with terrorism or treason.
You and I argued frequently, heatedly, but with some mutual respect , at the Sun Media site for a long time. I find it hard to swallow that a person of your intelligence really, truly believes (a).
commented 2015-03-28 10:28:04 -0400
Cathy Rochford: Wrong on both counts, I’m afraid.
commented 2015-03-27 23:34:13 -0400
Terry Rudden – How one avoids knowing about islamic terrorist organizations in today’s world is beyond me. No one who’s that naive about world affairs should be in a position to approve activities or authorize expenditures at a public institution. He pretended to know what the other guy was talking about. He could have asked for more details but was either too lazy, too arrogant or too stupid to do so. It’s inconceivable that anyone in a position of authority could be that naive, so I must conclude that he understood what was being discussed. I think that if he had the authority to approve a “training camp” and the guy pushed him to do it then and there, he’d have done it.
This video is invaluable for revealing the ineptitude of Cornell’s administration which, I’m sure, is similar to that of many North American Universities.
commented 2015-03-27 23:25:22 -0400
To answer Ezra’s question “do you think the same thing is going on in Canadian Universities” the answer is YES! Muslim Student Associations have long been involved in raising money for Muslim Brotherhood organizations tied to charity. They do this under the guise of raising money for orphans

For example Ryerson MSA raised over $70,000 last month (including $10,000 from the office of the President, i.e. taxpayer) with their “30 days for 30 orphans” campaign. The money was earmarked for “Human Concern International” but the MSA had to change their plans after it was pointed out to them that HCI gave money to IRFAN Canada which is banned in Canada after having been found to give money to terrorist groups.

There is no word yet on what is going to happen to the $70,000 raised but unless they wind up giving it to the International Red Cross there is no reason to believe that it won’t be funneled to another terrorist related group.

I wish Ezra would do a report on this!
commented 2015-03-27 20:59:34 -0400
Ezra, this is disgusting but it does not surprise me the least as most university/college profs are a bunch of left to the left wingdings. These profs are almost as dangerous as jihadists. Why are there so many left wing students on campus, it’s because of what is hammered into their brains from their educators.
commented 2015-03-27 19:33:22 -0400
This lefties are so much obsessed with not judging anybody and accepting any point of view as valid from the right perspective that they can not make sense and they can not differentiate any more between right or wrong. It looks like the neurons of their brains got short- circuited by applying in practice the moral relativism theory. It must be difficult to live in a world with no point of reference for normality or morality. Now we can understand why in the confused and disoriented leftist mind any behavior is explainable and excusable, no matter how heinous or imoral it might look.
This type of stories inspire me. I wrote a few jokes. I call them laughs for tears, because I laugh and I cry for the state of this society’s affairs.
What happened to the leftist who just found out from CBC news that the Earth is round? Answer: he suddenly lost his balance.
What did the leftist do after he just found out from Main Stream Media that the Earth’s ice cap is melting? Answer: he went and bought a boat.
What did the leftist say after the leftist Ontario Physical Education teacher told him there are 7 sexual identities. Answer: he replied:" 7 and still counting!"
What did the leftist feminist told the woman wearing a burqa, who was wife number 4: "Sister, what a wonderful life style you have! The more the merrier.You can all be lesbians now in the harem! "

Canadian elections! The government employee will be facing again the Hamletian dilemma: to vote with his conscience or to vote for his paycheck! This excludes of course the proud leftists who already lost their consciences in the magical hat of moral relativity.
commented 2015-03-27 18:20:45 -0400
Cathy I knew exactly what you were saying. Very clear!
commented 2015-03-27 18:15:15 -0400
tsmith and rudden are members of the liberal party who have the privilege of being on a first name basis with justy turdeau and work with that Canadian broadcasting company.
commented 2015-03-27 18:03:03 -0400
tsmith do you not read the news? I’m sure you realize that burning people alive and beheading people are the psychotic means isis uses among other unmentionable ways to kill innocent unarmed children and others. I mention these in my sarcastic comment knowing full well that a terrorist would never be put to death in such a manner here, but know it is in the hearts and minds of some people who have been following isis terrorism. My comment gives you chills… I hope you have this same reaction for the islamic demons who are actually doing this. And, removed from position of power does not mean getting fired.
commented 2015-03-27 17:53:14 -0400
Rudden funny thing is even To Smith knows nothing was approved. A miracle by itself.
commented 2015-03-27 17:45:15 -0400
Thanks, Tom. I’ll just wait for Valerie’s response now.
commented 2015-03-27 17:37:43 -0400
Rudden Ezra uses approve to dramatize the idiocy of the assistant Dean.
commented 2015-03-27 17:35:05 -0400
Ruddin you’re the idiot here.
commented 2015-03-27 17:32:05 -0400
Rudden approves means he didn’t act negatively towards that idea. He is not approving anything officially.
commented 2015-03-27 16:53:43 -0400
Tom, perhaps you failed to notice that the video is entitled “Cornell Dean Approves Campus ISIS Club”, and that the headline is "College dean approves campus “ISIS club,” “training camp”. (Incidentally, you may have noticed that everyone in this thread except you is discussing the question with civility. You might want use your grown-up voice, just for this discussion.)
commented 2015-03-27 16:38:09 -0400
Rudden where did anyone say he authorized anything?
commented 2015-03-27 16:37:15 -0400
Rutten typical BS. Of course his job isn’t to authorize anything idiot. tJust more y Left word play.
commented 2015-03-27 16:26:59 -0400
Valerie, not to belabour the point, but: having watched the video, and being aware of O’Keefe’s past practices, in this specific instance, do you seriously believe that the dean was knowingly authorizing the creation of an ISIS training camp? Honestly?