SHOCK VIDEO! Watch What A Dean Of This Top University Just Said About ISIS On Campus

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One of America’s prestigious Ivy League universities, Cornell, has a motto that’s a popular quotation from a founder of the New York institution of higher learning: “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.”

In light of a shocking new undercover video from James O’Keefe and Project Veritas, that motto takes on new, and to many, disturbing meaning.

As The New York Post reports, Cornell University’s assistant dean for students, Joseph Scaffido, has been caught on camera saying the school would welcome active members of the terror organizations ISIS and Hamas onto campus.

“Scaffido casually endorses inviting an ISIS ‘freedom fighter’ to conduct a ‘training camp’ for students at the upstate Ithaca campus — bizarrely likening the activity to a sports camp.”

So, according to this university official, radical Islamists would be welcomed — even members of organizations the State Department has identified as terror groups — organizations that the U.S. military is engaged in fighting — organizations that have taken the lives of American soldiers who have fallen in the effort to defeat them.

“[Dean] Scaffido doesn’t even blink an eye when the undercover asks about providing material support for terrorists — ‘care packages, whether it be food, water, electronics.’”

Social media has exploded with reaction:
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By clicking on the video above, you can watch the Project Veritas video that exposes the political correctness that colors the thinking at Cornell as well as at so many other colleges in America.

In reaction to the furor over the dean’s welcome for ISIS and Hamas, Cornell has issued a statement, the The New York Post relays:

“‘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,’ said Joel Malina, Cornell’s vice president for university relations.”

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Hamas’ Twitter PR Campaign Fails In Hysterical Fashion

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In an apparent attempt to gain credibility and mend its understandably tattered image, radical Islamic organization Hamas recently kicked off a social media campaign designed to offer transparency by the group’s leaders. By using the Twitter hashtag #AskHamas, users were able to submit questions directly to the officers in charge of the group – or so the campaign’s organizers suggested.

What actually transpired, however, was a quick and severe backlash of both serious and facetious questions directed at Hamas holding the organization accountable for its role in a series of atrocities across the Middle East. The majority of these questions went unaddressed by the leaders supposedly on hand to answer them.

Several Twitter users framed their concerns as inquiries in order to use the trending topic against its creators.

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As is typically the case when Twitter is involved, plenty of others embraced a more absurdist approach to the hashtag.

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For its part, Hamas posted several self-congratulatory tweets using the controversial hashtag.

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The fact that the organization would not respond to direct questions from critics, however, did not go unnoticed.

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Some eschewed any allegiance to the question format, using the popularity of the hashtag to amplify their point…

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…while other questions posed scenarios that might end the threat Hamas poses to the rest of the world once and for all.

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Middle East Aflame – Palestinians Pushing Israel Into Another War

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A Palestinian Hamas terrorist shot an Israeli soldier on Wednesday while he was repairing a border fence near the Gaza Strip. The IDF member was seriously injured and was evacuated to a hospital and his family notified.

Earlier last week, a rocket was fired from Gaza by a global jihadist and landed in an agricultural field. The rocket incident, as well as yesterday’s shooting, sparked air strikes and tank fire from Israeli armed forces. It seems global jihadists in Gaza, as well as Hamas proper, are intent on starting another conflict with Israel. The Palestinians have always wanted to keep the conflict going instead of finding a way to make peace.

The Jerusalem Post reported today, “Hamas media reported that a Hamas field commander, Tayseer Asmairi, was killed by the IDF fire and several people were injured. Hamas warned Israel that it was ‘playing with fire,’ calling the incident ‘a grave escalation.’ The Hamas statement added that ‘The occupation is fully responsible for all of the consequences of the escalation. The resistance has a right to defend itself and its people.’”

The Israeli Defense Minister, speaking at an event said, “’Hamas is responsible, and we demand that it ensures that not even a single rocket is fired from the Gaza Strip. If a rocket is fired, we will respond accordingly….I hope that Hamas is interested in quiet and not escalation. The fact is that Hamas is deterred. This comes up clearly, since this time, too, Hamas arrested those who fired the rocket… the question is how long will this last, and I hope for as long a period as possible.’”

Hamas is currently using the cease fire to no doubt rebuild tunnels and other offensive capabilities that were destroyed by Israeli Defense Forces in the last overt shooting conflict, ending several months ago. Israel has to be cognizant daily for murder raids into Israel through these tunnels as well as rocket attacks and lone wolf terrorism in its cities.

During all of this Middle Eastern turmoil, the Obama administration considers sanctioning our strongest and most loyal ally in the region. This defies all logic and comprehension, unless you are a Hamas supporter. America should be ashamed of our leadership for this position. Have we forgotten what it is like to fight for our freedom and safety? I fear we may soon have to relearn these lessons.

 

Photo Credit: Israeli Defense Forces (Flickr)

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Is The 4th Great Awakening In American History Underway?

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The 4th Great Awakening in American history is underway. There have been a number of words from recognized prophetic voices published in the past few weeks, and there is a compelling coincidence to their witness. We got the word ourselves when our prayer team made its monthly visit to the California State Capitol July 3. One of our members reported a vision in which the Lord showed him two piles of dry bones on the floor – reminiscent of the famous passage in Ezekiel 37 – and while he watched, the bones rose to form two skeletal bodies, one of them a man and the other a lion. Putting aside the natural skepticism of many of our readers about revelations from God in capitol hearing rooms – or anywhere else – let’s track with the internal logic of the vision. That too is supplied by God, but it is subject to rational critique.

The interpretation came to me instantaneously as the vision was described. The man represented Jesus Himself and the Lion of Judah. Their rise to incarnation was clearly about the promised Awakening, but the caveat is at least as important. Attention was drawn to the skeletal nature of these bodies–that is, to their lack of flesh, skin, hair, and organs. Clearly, the Awakening is in its most fragile infancy. The present outpouring of signs and wonders has been with us for some time; it does not constitute an Awakening by itself. And there is much more at stake here than whether a bunch of charismatic Christians get to raise hands and shout glory to the Lord. The call to the people of God to practice ongoing repentance – re-focus of our attention on God – is even more urgent than it has been the past several years.

There is a dark side to this season that also grows exponentially. Jesus said the last days – whatever their duration – would feature worldwide wars and rumors of wars, and we have armed conflict on the five heavily populated continents. We would see men calling evil good and good evil; look no further than the outpouring of sympathy for Hamas as it shoves women and children in front of its own missile batteries as human shielding. And we would see Christians hated by all for no other reason that that we bear the name of Christ; the legal assaults on American and European Christians in the name of political correctness pale next to the slaughter of the faithful in the Middle East, but the source is the same and the escalation as certain.

Yet most of these so-called revelatory words are steeped in triumphalism. There is no acknowledgement of ongoing need for repentance. There is a childish obsession with the healings and the other goodies that are indeed part and parcel of any move of God in our midst, but which are anything but the whole package. Jesus was quite clear that as history winds down, there is going to be hell to pay as much as heaven to gain; nobody gets a free pass. Any alleged prophet who claims it is all coming up like roses for people of prayer is just as much a false prophet as the people who keep running up and down California claiming the drought is over (despite the reality that reservoirs are less than half full and snowpack almost non-existent.) So what is the reasonable (and at the same time faithful) approach? Just what it has always been.

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OUTRAGE! Wait Till You See How Obama’s ISIS War Strategy Could Deliver A Deadly Blow To Israel

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New weapons and valuable intelligence information are being channeled to the notorious terrorist group Hezbollah as part of the Obama administration’s newly launched war on ISIS, according to a shocking report in The New York Times.

The increased aid to Hezbollah is reportedly being provided via the Lebanese Army, which closely coordinates with the terrorist group, according to Mohammad Afif, Hezbollah’s newly appointed head of public relations.

They are sworn enemies who insist they will never work together, but in practice, Hezbollah and the United States are already working — separately — on a common goal: to stop the extremist Islamic State from moving into Lebanon, where Hezbollah is the most powerful military and political player and currently shares with Washington an interest in stability.

There are signs that Hezbollah, which the United States lists as a terrorist organization, may see the fight against the Islamic State as an opportunity to gain legitimacy by making the case that it is standing against terrorism.

But according to critics of this shadowy alliance between the U.S. and Hezbollah, the terror group may also see the fight against ISIS as a chance to strengthen their ability to confront Israel.

Via conservativetribune.com:

The aid and weapons will be given to the Lebanese military, ostensibly to help prevent the Islamic State from moving into Lebanon. But Hezbollah has intertwined themselves within the Lebanese government and military, and will undoubtedly get their hands on this new weaponry provided courtesy of the US taxpayers.

Many people are attempting to rationalize the arming of radical Islamic terrorist groups by saying “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” But in this case, that just isn’t so. The enemy of our enemy is still our enemy.

Only a couple of weeks ago, the Times of Israel reported that an Iran-backed guerilla army of Hezbollah fighters appears to be preparing for a large-scale attack on Israel, which itself is gearing up for a significant conflict only weeks after the cease-fire with Hamas.

The report said Hezbollah has an estimated 100,000 rockets — 10 times as many as were in the Hamas arsenal — and that its 5,000 long-range missiles, located in Beirut and other areas deep inside Lebanon, are capable of carrying large warheads (of up to 1 ton and more), with precision guidance systems, covering all of Israel.

Should these reports of Hezbollah’s increased strength and aggressive intentions prove true, they support the arguments of critics who say that in considering the consequences of any action by the Obama administration, one must look to hidden layers beneath any surface activity.

 

H/T: conservativetribune.com

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