FBI, DHS investigating Kent State professor for alleged link to ISIS

PinoOn Tuesday, WKYC reported that Julio Pino, a Kent State associate history professor, is under investigation by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security for alleged involvement with ISIS, the radical Islamic group taking large areas of land in Iraq and Syria while murdering everyone with whom it disagrees.  Pino, reports say, has denied the allegations. added:

A joint terrorism task force has been investigating Pino for the last year and a half, said an FBI special agent who did not wish to be named for safety reasons.

“There is no direct threat to the university,” the agent said.

The agent said they interviewed several faculty members and more than 20 of Pino’s students Tuesday about his alleged involvement. He is also being investigated for allegedly recruiting students to join ISIS.

The school says it is fully cooperating with the investigation.

“As this is an ongoing investigation, we will have no further comment,” said Kent State spokesman Eric Mansfield. “The FBI has assured Kent State that there is no threat to campus.”

Of course…

I thought this guy seemed familiar.  Twitchy provided a bit more information on this guy that is quite interesting…

Pino, a convert to Islam, includes on his CV the articles “Born in The Fist of the Revolution: A Cuban Professor’s Journey to Allah” and “How a Cuban Embraced Islam.”

Twitchy’s sister site attempted to contact Pino in 2007 about his “Global War” blog, which reportedly was self-described as “a jihadist news service” that provides “battle dispatches, training manuals, and jihad videos to our brothers worldwide.” Pamela Gellar, who recently sponsored the “Draw Muhammad” contest in Garland, Texas that attracted two unsuccessful assailants, published an extensive write-up of Pino in 2012, recounting an incident when he allegedly shouted “Death to Israel!” at a lecture by a former Israeli diplomat.

In a 2013 interview with the American Historical Association, Pino included among his interests “My family, here and in Cuba, Islam, freedom for the Palestinians, and 1970s classic rock.”

And to think this is what’s indoctrinating, er, “educating,” our children…

WKYC’s video report can be seen below:

It’s no wonder one in four don’t know the earth orbits the sun, with professors like this…


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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