Ivy League to ISIS League – Cornell University Approves ISIS Club (video)
Cornell University assistant Dean of Students Joseph Scaffido, welcomed into his office someone he thought was a new student from Morocco. Not an unusual occurrence for the Ivy League administrator.
What Dean Scaffido did not know is the new student in his office was actually an undercover reporter from Project Veritas who captured the March 16th encounter on video.
The ‘student’ was meeting with Dean Scaffido to discuss starting a new campus organization. The ‘student’ said,
“I think maybe, [it would] be nice to start a humanitarian group that supports distressed communities, a humanitarian group in the Middle East, northern Iraq and Syria.”
Sensing no pushback from the Dean, the ‘student’ continued.
“I think it would be important for especially these people in the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the families and the freedom fighters in particular and their families. I think it would be important maybe just probably educate, but to maybe send them them care packages whether it be food, water electronics.”
Mentioning ISIS by name should have been a giant red flag for the Dean, but, ‘Noooo…..’. Instead the Dean seemed to endorse the idea when he responded,
“There are a lot of our student organizations that do things like that all over the world.”
Just to be sure the Dean fully understood what he was suggesting, the ‘student’ pushed the envelope even further asking if the University had any ‘problem’ if the proposed club supported the Palestinian terror group Hamas.
To be clear, the ‘student’ undercover reporter has just sought permission to start a campus club for the purpose of organizing support for and sending supplies to both ISIS and Hamas. Dean Scaffido responded,
“The university is not going to look at different groups and say you’re not allowed to support that, because we don’t believe in them or something like that. I think the university wants the entire community to understand what’s going on in all parts of the world.”
Let’s ignore the fact that raising funds and providing monetary support to terror organizations is a crime. Yes, a crime, even though the Obama State Department has been doing exactly that for several years.
So far, I could dismiss the Dean’s responses as simply endorsing the student’s first amendment right to say or support any organization he chooses. Maybe I could. But then Dean Scaffido suggests that there would even be “funding sources on campus” available to support the fake Moroccan student’s terrorist advocacy group. This is not free speech, it’s terror support.
Dean Scaffido described Cornell as having a very accepting community, a “very liberal community.” Scaffido said Cornell would allow for an ISIS representative to speak to and educate Cornell students.
We shouldn’t be surprised. Cornell University is a long time bastion of liberal education/indoctrination. Recall the 2013, rousing anti-gay sermon given by unnamed former Cornell employee during Muslim Friday prayer on campus. In addition to condemning Muslim women who remove their head scarf after praying, he said,
“Homosexuals are freaks and queers who want a pink earth.”
In 2014, Russell Rickford teaches history at Cornell. Following the shooting death of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson, he urged white students to commit “race suicide” in response to the police ‘murder’ and the riots in Ferguson, Mo.
Cornell’s vice president for University relations Joel Malina was shown the undercover video. Malina said,
“Cornell fully supports the free exchange of ideas and does not review or control the political ideology of our students. We do not, of course, tolerate unlawful advocacy of violence, and the comment about training by ISIS freedom fighters does not reflect university policy.”
Ivy League education sure ‘ain’t’ what it used to be. Community College is looking better all the time.