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.’”
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.”
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom