Kent State Fails to Increase Security Despite Pro-Jihad Prof
Wed, January 27, 2016
The Kent State University Student Center (Photo: WikiCommons); inset: Professor Julio Pino who is under FBI investigation for possibly recruiting students for ISIS
There's yet another shocking development in the controversy surrounding Kent State University Professor Julio Pino, who the FBI is investigating for possibly recruiting students for the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group: KSU isn't even increasing security despite having a known Bin Laden/ISIS/Hamas supporter on campus who the FBI suspects of radicalizing students.
"We have no reason to believe there is any enhanced safety threat to the university whatsoever. So our security condition has not changed at all," said Kent State Police Department Assistant Chief Bill Buckbee.
As I said on the Kelly File, there is no such thing as a "safe" environment when a supporter of the Islamic State, Osama Bin Laden, Hamas and suicide bombings is present. If you support Al-Qaeda or ISIS, you believe that all Americans are legitimate targets for violent jihad—including those that you teach.
And then, of course, there's the additional risk posed by whoever was radicalized by Pino.
KSU President Beverly Warren says, "We have the FBI's assurance that in their current process through their investigation that there's no threat to our campus and that they would alert us if they felt there was a heightened sense of threat to public safety here at Kent State and that is not the case."
If the FBI didn't feel there is a threat posed by Pino and students he may have radicalized, they wouldn't have taken the aggressive step of interviewing about 20 of his students. That's not routine. That's the behavior of an agency that so strongly suspects terrorist activity—and feels that gathering the necessary evidence is of such importance—that it is willing to tip off the subject of the investigation by interviewing his students.
Ryan Mauro is ClarionProject.org’s national security analyst, a fellow with Clarion Project and an adjunct professor of homeland security. Mauro is frequently interviewed on top-tier television and radio. Read more, contact or arrange a speaking engagement.