Kent State professor under FBI investigation for recruiting students to ISIS

ByPamela Geller on January 20, 2016
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This best illustrates the true state of academia 2016. Universities will hire Islamic State recruiters, but a conservative? Never.

“Kent State professor under FBI investigation for recruiting students to ISIS,” By Blake Neff, BizPac review, January 20, 2016:

A professor at Kent State University (KSU) in Ohio famous for his anti-Israel outbursts is now being investigated by the FBI for possibly being an Islamic State recruiter.

An unnamed FBI special agent told KentWired, KSU’s student newspaper, that associate history professor Julio Pino has been under investigation for about a year and a half.

According to KentWired, several faculty members and over 20 students have been interviewed about Pino’s behavior. The FBI is looking into possible connections between Pino and ISIS, as well as allegations that Pino attempted to recruit Kent State students to join the extremist group.

The investigation was confirmed by a Kent State official.

“Kent State is fully cooperating with the FBI,” spokesman Eric Mansfield said in a statement. “As this is an ongoing investigation, we will have no further comment.” Mansfeld said they had no reason to believe the university itself was in any danger.

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“I’ve never broken the law. I support no violence or violent organizations,” Pino said. “One man or one woman’s interpretation of events can be very different from another’s. As they say, ‘haters gonna hate.’ Truth always prevails, and truth will prevail in this case.”

Sedition is a against the law.

If Pino really does have a link with ISIS, it would only be the latest and most spectacular twist in a career that has repeatedly involved denouncing the United States and Israel, sometimes in violent terms.

In 2002, Pino, a convert to Islam, wrote a column praising a teenaged Palestinian suicide bomber as a martyr, saying her actions should be “pronounced ‘justice’ and spelled C-O-U-R-A-G-E.’” At the time, a colleague of Pino’s noted that he enjoyed wearing military-style camouflage around town, but described it as a “fashion statement.”

In 2011, Pino attracted national attention when he shouted “Death to Israel!” during a lecture on campus by an Israeli diplomat.

More recently, during Israel’s 2014 incursion into the Gaza Strip, Pino authored an open letter suggesting that academics who support Israel should be killed.

“You have chosen to openly work for and brag about academic collaboration with a regime that is the spiritual heir to Nazism,” he said. “We both know the fate of collaborators.” The letter ended with the declaration “Jihad until victory!”

Despite his repeated outbursts, Pino was able to keep his job at Kent State, receiving a salary subsidized by Ohio taxpayers.

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  • Fred Sawyer

    Hey savage, I see you like to denounce the USA.

    if it’s so bad here then WTF are you here?
    GET OUT OF MY COUNTRY YOU DEGENERATE!

    You can always live in a tolerant place such as Iran or Syria. Hope your plane disappears on the way there.

    Islam convert, what a pile of garbage.

    I am a descendant of WWII veterans. They must be turning in their graves when they see the vile garbage going on worldwide

    At least they were fortunate never to see Obama and his disgraceful Presidency.

    TRUMP 2016!

    • SchoolinSession

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          • farflung

            Do you pontificate like this often?

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            MadrassainSession, GFY. ;-)

          • notislam

            Liberalism is MENTAL DISORDER -!! Truth!!

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      • imwithstoopid

        A true troll wherever you go.

  • JSebastian

    For those who may be asking themselves, “How did a commie wetback wind up as a university professor in the US?”, here is the backstory: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2141

    • SteveRosset

      Commie wetback. And I bet you consider yourself a Christian. then again maybe you are.

      • aebe

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        for
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      • imwithstoopid

        Yeh, if he’s so upset, why didn’t he go back to his communist utopia?
        And what the hell does being a Christian do with his telling link?

      • JSebastian

        I would never consider myself a member of any cult. Why would I?

  • About 10 years ago, a fellow blogger and I were onto this fellow. The FBI wasn’t much interested in our reports. Now look!

    How much damage has Julio Pino done during those intervening years! Plenty, IMO.

    • Po Tato

      1. How can this creature ever be awarded a ‘professorship’ in the first place?

      2. What does it mean to be a ‘professor’ nowadays?

    • imwithstoopid

      A story oft told.

  • mdwife

    This guy should not be teaching!

    • Fred Sawyer

      I wouldn’t hire this dirt bag in Burger King.

      • notislam

        Just think liberal universities have this type of nazi-islamist preaching their hate all the time —as they try to convert to islam

        • imwithstoopid

          Try?
          Most of these mindless kids come out of these kind of institutions all but converted.

  • Iamnumber6

    Hiring Democrats and islamonazis is diversity. Hiring a conservative is EVIL. Liberals have a special kind of self hate and hate for the rest of Americans.

    • notislam

      truth TRUTH TRUTH!

  • farflung

    Now being PC, hang the low life scum sucking bastard. Want attention take it at the end of a rope.

    • Bryan

      I have a rope!

      • joe1429

        take mine

      • honeybee

        the phase is, ” Get a rope”.!!!!!!!!

  • cliffleaper

    College campuses are now overseen by the strictest adherents to fascism.

    It breaks my heart that this guy resides happily at Kent State. Scene of one of history’s most unjust murders on a US college campus from back when I was growing up.
    That horrid mark in our nation’s history had a profound effect on me, and aided in my continued efforts to speak out against tyranny or be doomed to the same. That young woman was murdered for simply carrying a sign. Is this what we shall regress to – again?

    Ohio. Wake yourselves from your deep and guilty slumbers. You’ve been used as useful tools by a global empire bent on the ruination of all. That includes you.
    Stand UP to this disgrace on your campus. His voice is laced with hatred and worse.
    You have that right. You have that responsibility.

    • imwithstoopid

      Notice that “His” kind take advantage of living here, but wouldn’t put their money where their mouth is and go over their and fight for his (misguided) beliefs.
      They believe that their mouths male them Heroes.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Send him on a lecture tour of Syria, give him a one way ticket there.

    • joe1429

      he can lecture to his heroes over there, lol

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Yes, and take part in terrorist lab work, dissection perhaps.

  • joe1429

    Glad my taxes being put to good use, lol

  • Drew the Infidel

    “. . . when leftists were a minority in our universities, leftist professors were vigorous proponents of academic freedom, but today, in those universities where leftists have become dominant, they have shown themselves ready to take away from everyone else’s academic freedom. (This is called “political correctness.”)–The Unabomber Manifesto, Section 216, “The Danger of Leftism”

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Pigfessor Pino needs to learn that Academic Freedom doesn’t include inciting murder.

  • Stephen Honig

    The students should protest and not attend his classes. He should be fired, but Obama will protect the scumbag.

  • SteveRosset

    Nice site. I have to go take a shower now.

  • brian crawford

    cute little cap hes wearing!

  • karl59

    Wonder when the Ohio taxpayers will learn about this?

  • aebe

    Does ISIS know Pino is queer ? Or is he saving that knowledge for his appeal ?

    Validate your 2nd Amendment Rights . Carry