In the latest undercover sting operation from investigative filmmaker James O’Keefe, an assistant dean at Cornell University has advised a journalist posing as a Moroccan student all about how to launch a campus club with the express intent of supporting ISIS.
The Ivy League administrator, Joseph Scaffido, also provides counsel on how to fund the pro-Islamist militant club so it can send “care packages, whether it be food, water, electronics” to ISIS and Hamas — both terrorist organizations, according to the State Department.
Scaffido even lays out how the club can bring an ISIS “freedom fighter to come and do like a training camp for students.”
“You would be allowed to do something like that. It’s just like bringing in a coach, to do a training, a sports trainer or something,” the Cornell official said.
Concerning Hamas, the Cornell official explained: “The University is not going to look at different groups and say ‘you are not allowed to support that group’ because we don’t believe in them or something like that. I think it’s just the opposite. I think the University wants the entire community to understand what’s going on in all parts of the world.”
O’Keefe’s Project Veritas captured the March 16 encounter on hidden video.
“I think it is fair to say that at the very least Cornell owes the American people an explanation, if not an apology,” O’Keefe said in an online statement released Tuesday.
The New York Post contacted Cornell for a statement on its openhearted approach to terrorist groups.
“Cornell fully supports the free exchange of ideas and does not review or control the political ideology of our students,” Cornell spokesman Joel Malina told the Post. “We do not, of course, tolerate unlawful advocacy of violence, and the comment about training by ISIS freedom fighters does not reflect university policy.”
ISIS (also called the Islamic State) has called for mass enslavement of its long list of enemies.
“We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women,” Sheikh Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, chief spokesman for the Islamic State, threatened in a fairly recent message directed at no one in particular in the Western world. “If we do not reach that time, then our children and grandchildren will reach it, and they will sell your sons as slaves at the slave market.” (RELATED: ISIS Yearns To Be North Korea And Nine More Things You Won’t Believe About These LUNATICS)
While Dartmouth College will always be America’s most hopelessly and disturbingly fragile Ivy League school, Cornell is certainly gunning for the top.
In 2013, for example, an unnamed former Cornell employee gave a notably anti-gay sermon accompanying a Muslim Friday prayer on campus. “Homosexuals are freaks and queers who want a pink earth,” he preached. He also condemned Muslim women who remove their head scarf after praying. (RELATED: Ivy League Muslim Prayer Service Filled With Homophobic Invective)
And last year, Cornell history professor Russell Rickford urged white students to commit “race suicide” in a lecture in response to the death of Michael Brown and the riots in Ferguson, Mo. (RELATED: Ivy League Professor Praises White People Who Are ‘Ready To Commit Race Suicide’)