Cornell University, assistant dean of students, Joseph Scaffido, has invited ISIS and Hamas (in an undercover video) to come to his school’s campus and start a ‘boot’ camp for aspiring jihadists.
Welcome to the new, academic world of progressive, liberal arts: Terrorism 101 – How to Behead a Christian or Murder a Jew.
If the FBI, Homeland Security or any other government agency (that is supposed to be protecting America) does nothing to stymie this academic clown, then there is something seriously wrong with this country.
Are they going to stand by and allow college campuses and their professors to inspire jihadist training camps under the guise of freedom of speech and political correctness?
“Cornell fully supports the free exchange of ideas and does not review or control the political ideology of our students.” Although Cornell’s official reply included a denunciation of the professor’s invitation, it clearly states the administration is not concerned with students who may be sympathizing with ISIS or Hamas’s sick and barbaric ideology.
It’s no wonder that ISIS has been able to recruit so many young people into its Islamic, extremist fold. When you have college professors and administrators who support radical, intellectual study of genocide, then the terrorists already have half the battle won.
What’s next, ISIS workshops that detail how to behead an infidel with the least amount of blood? So what the act itself is heinous, it’s the exercise of free speech and thought that counts.
This is getting scary, folks. Our young adults are being coached by college professors to find some validity into how the sick mind of a terrorist operates. And they are willing to do so on the freshly, green cut lawns of America’s college campuses.
And like Scaffido said himself, “It’s just like bringing in a coach to do a training, a sports trainer or something.”
Obviously, Scaffido believes that ISIS and Hamas are entitled to hold training seminars and Home Depot like workshops to show off their skills. How a college professor can use such an absurd, analogy is beyond reproach.
Is Scaffido offering extra college credits for that course? Does it come with free training manuals and home-study textbooks? Maybe at the end of the course graduates can go with an ISIS ‘freedom fighter’ on a ride-along?
The thought that any college professor would even entertain such a thought should put up a red-flag at Cornell and to the parents who pay an estimated $63,000 annual tuition cost. I wonder how many of those parents knew that their child’s education could include terrorist training at the hands of a fanatical and religious, executioner.
Welcome to the world of the far radical, progressive left, and an intellectual institution where crimes against humanity cry out to be caressed, glorified and put on display and even financed by taxpayers’ dollars.
Project Veritas is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that conducts undercover investigations with its own journalists. It was their clandestine interview and video with Scaffido that exposed the atrocity.
In the video, Scaffido can be seen saying he thinks it would be okay to start a humanitarian group in the school that could offer materialistic support to ISIS and Hamas in the form of food, water, clothing, and electronics. He also said that he could get the university to supply payment to an ISIS freedom fighter to come to the campus and conduct a speech in the school’s lecture hall.
Even up to $5,000 worth. I believe there is a legal and criminal term for that – ‘Providing Material Support for Terrorism.’
It’s obvious, that in all his academic wisdom that Scaffido is unaware that the United States has classified ISIS and Hamas as official terrorist organizations. Offering them food, water, and electronics and saying it could be allowed under a liberal arts study program is an outrage and an open invitation to terror groups to come to America and recruit our young.
As the end of the video shows, the federal government has supplied Cornell University with over $300 million in contracts and grants since the year 2000. In addition, New York State has awarded the college with $190 million dollars since 2012.
At the end of the video, Scaffido tells the undercover journalist (Ali) to drop by at any time or drop him a note.
Here’s a note for Joseph Scaffido: We live in America, not the Islamic State. Stop trying to spend our money to entertain terrorists and poison the minds of our young adults.
Joseph E. Rathjen is a freelance writer and an Opinion Writer at: 1World Online – America’s Fastest Growing Social Research Engine