March 25, 2015

Ivy League school open to ISIS club, undercover video reveals

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Watch as a Cornell official advises a "student" on how to set up an ISIS club on campus.

An American Ivy League school is so open minded, they wouldn’t say no to a student club that supports ISIS, Hamas and runs “training camps” by “freedom fighters” on campus.

That’s what the latest video from James O’Keefe’ Project Veritas appears to show.

In an undercover video, a prospective "student from Morocco" asks Joseph Scaffido, Assistant Dean for Students at Cornell, a series of questions about setting up a student club to support the “Islamic State of Syria and Iraq.”

The “student" begins asking about sending care packages to ISIS.

“The freedom fighters and their families in particular. I think it would be important to educate, but to maybe send them care packages be it food, water, electronics,” the reporter said.

“There are a lot of our student organizations that do things like that all over the world,” Scaffido said.

Scaffido described Ithaca, New York, the town where Cornell is based, as being the type of liberal place that would support such a club.

As the video goes on, the questions asked become increasingly more radical, but Scaffido never says no to the ideas put forward.

“If you did like, supported Hamas or something like that, is that a problem or...?” the reporters asked.

“The university is not going to look at different groups and say, you aren’t allowed to support that group,” Scaffido replied.

Scaffido said there would be several options for bringing in “freedom fighters” to speak on campus, even to set up training for students.

“Maybe would could get like a freedom fighter to come and do like a training camp for students?” the reporter said.

Shockingly, Scaffido said yes.

“You would be allowed to do something like that. It’s just like bringing in a coach, to do a training on a sports team or something,” Scaffido said.

O’Keefe is calling on Cornell, a university that has received hundreds of millions of taxpayers dollars over the last few years, to apologize and explain itself to the American public.

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commented 2015-03-26 10:10:16 -0400
In “Letters to a Young Conservative”, American political commentator Dinesh D’Souza observed, “Today, there are probably more Marxists on the faculty of our elite colleges than there are in all of Russia and Eastern Europe.”
Not a case of “stupid” for this supposedly ‘open minded’ Assistant Dean for Students at Cornell. Rather, he provides a fine example of how deeply American schools are corrupted by cultural Marxism.
commented 2015-03-25 21:58:43 -0400
I wonder if the guy posed as a jew and asked if he could start an IDF support group would he get the same response?
commented 2015-03-25 18:03:58 -0400
Neville Chamberlin all over again. The trouble is, there are thousands of Neville Chamberlins all over North America and Western Europe; not just on University Campuses but holding political office. I fear western civilization, in the long term, is doomed! I hope I’m wrong, but I’m not feeling very optimistic.
commented 2015-03-25 15:56:52 -0400
Not fair, he was ambushed. All universities try and recruit students. If the student had mentioned ISIS or ISIL the dean would have caught on. The Hamas comment was very telling as they are anti Jew, except for their acceptance of contributions from high spending alumni who are happy to be in the US safe from the strife of their traditional homeland.
commented 2015-03-25 13:35:23 -0400
YOU CAN’T FIX STUPID! We have become a nation of useful idiots. May God help us to drive out this false god! If you pray, Pray now! AND WHAT GOOD IS A UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IF IT PRODUCES THAT KIND OF FOOL! Makes you despise the left wing agenda that stupidly acts just like this man. We are doomed to drown in an ocean of brain-dead idiots! Beam me up, Scottie!
commented 2015-03-25 10:56:31 -0400
More common than even a Liberal would acknowledge.

Doesn’t this beg the question though of what will happen when freedom in our own nation is at stake due to Liberal sell outs? Will the Liberals be lumped in with the enemy when revolution occurs? Sympathizers jailed and killed along with the terrorist threat? Extreme? What has history taught us?
commented 2015-03-25 09:33:33 -0400
How many others like him, obviously liberal, are working across the western universities, doing the bidding of radical beliefs? I wonder what his answers would of been if it was a Jewish or Christian interviewer?
commented 2015-03-25 08:53:19 -0400
Either stupid or terrified to say no
commented 2015-03-25 08:02:59 -0400
Idiot Joe the sales and marketing at any cost assistant dean. He wasn’t listening. Nobody is that stupid. Somebody targeted poor, old, clueless Joe. Onto the street for Joe.