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.”

h/t: Twitchy

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Lexington, Mass. High School Vetoes Dance Theme For Being ‘Too American’

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Lexington, Mass. The place where the “shot heard round the world” was fired, the birthplace of the American Revolution, and now, the home of a high school whose administration has vetoed an “American Pride” dance theme because it is “too American.”

Students on the dance committee at Lexington High School voted on the theme for their junior/senior dance and chose “American Pride,” a seemingly appropriate theme for a school whose mascot is the Minuteman. Their decision was quickly vetoed, however, when the powers that be decided the theme was not inclusive enough.

“Given the diverse demography of our community,” Assistant Superintendent Carol Pilarski said, “it was suggested by the advisers that the students come in maybe national pride theme so they could represent their individual nationalities.” The theme was changed to “National Pride” instead.

The decision has induced a lot of debate in the community, with several students voicing their displeasure over the change.

“People consider America to be a melting pot,” student Sneha Rao said, “so the fact that it was even considered offensive is what people are a little surprised about.”

Another student, Ethan Embry, said he thought the decision was “ridiculous” and rooted in “hypersensitivity to being politically correct.”

Pilarski, however, stands by the decision. When asked by a reporter if she thought it was “one of those ideas that might be too politically correct or trying to please all the people all the time,” she answered, “I don’t believe that’s the case, no.”

The newly themed “National Pride” dance will take place in April. Students have been told they can wear red, white, and blue to the dance “if they choose to.”

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HILARIOUS! See Why Jay Leno Shouts ‘You Idiot’ After A College Kid Tries To Play The Race Card

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Since his departure as host of “The Tonight Show,” Jay Leno has moved his performances from the TV studio in Burbank to college campuses around the country.

According to a post on The Daily Caller, Leno’s experience in front of college students led to a question from “Late Night” host Seth Meyers during a recent Leno appearance on the program.

Responding to Meyers’ inquiry about how college kids have changed over the years, Leno went on a tear about political correctness and phony charges of racism.

By clicking on the brief video above, you can see what prompted Leno to exclaim, “You have no idea what racism is. That’s not racist, you idiot, you moron!”

h/t: The Daily Caller

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Why Can’t Obama Say “Islamic Extremism?”

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Why is it so hard for this administration to call Islamic extremists what they are? Instead, they parse and mince their appellations in every conceivable way to avoid identifying them as such. For that matter, how can the president maintain any semblance of credibility when he illogically avers that the Islamic State is not Islamic? By refusing to acknowledge, at least publicly, the enemy that has unleashed its destructive tactics against humanity, the administration appears incompetent, indecisive, and impotent against those who have declared jihad against America and the west.

It’s critical to make a distinction between the faith of Islam and Islamic extremism. Islam, as a religion, is faith-based, while the sectarian-defined extremism of the Wahhabist movement, or Salafi, is more of an Islamo-Fascist political movement. Even though it has its theological roots in Islam the religion, they are more of a politically ideological sect within Islam that goes far beyond what is reasonable in their interpretations of key scriptures in the Koran and the Hadith or sayings of Mohammed.

Abdallah Al Obeid, the former dean of the Islamic University of Medina and member of the Saudi Consultative Council, confirms that this is politically ideological, rather than sectarian. He calls this extremism a “political trend” within Islam that “has been adopted for power-sharing purposes.” He says it cannot be called a sect because “It has no special practices, nor special rites, and no special interpretation of religion that differ from the main body of Sunni Islam.”

Lt. General Thomas McInerney, who serves on the Iran Policy Committee, said a few years ago in an interview, “Islamic extremism is an ideology just like Fascism and Communism, and it must be fought in much the same way. The West has not acknowledged this and consequently we have not educated our population that it is an ideology rather than a religion. This is confusing people because of our tolerance for the diversity of religion.”

The rest of the world seems to have divested itself of the ineffable “Islamic extremism” label. After the horrendous murders of a dozen employees of the Charlie Hebdo paper in Paris last month, more than a million people, including 40 presidents and prime ministers, showed up for a solidarity rally against Islamic extremism. It was, as the New York Times reported, “the most striking show of solidarity in the West against the threat of Islamic extremism since the Sept. 11 attacks.”

No one from the Obama administration attended, even though Attorney General (AG) Eric Holder was in Paris at the time. The New York Daily News ran a Front Page headline, sending President Obama a message in type large enough he could have seen it 220 miles away in Washington, “You let the world down.” The (UK) Daily Mail headline read, “America snubs historic Paris rally.”

Isn’t it interesting that the AG that has called us a “nation of cowards” for not having a discussion on race would capitulate to the political correctness of not having a discussion (or demonstration) against Islamic extremism? It appears downright cowardly. But it is his Dept. of Justice that still classifies the 2009 Fort Hood shooting as “workplace violence,” even though the shooter, Nidal Hasan, describes himself as a “Soldier of Allah” and has petitioned to be classified as a citizen of the Islamic State. But Holder was undoubtedly just following the directives of his boss, who declared a couple years ago at the United Nations that “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet.”

Even in denouncing the Islamic State burning to death a Jordanian pilot this past week, the president revealed the great lengths he will go to maintain ambiguity in identifying our enemies. In a taped comment in the White House, Obama said, “It also indicates the degree to which whatever ideology they are operating off of, it’s bankrupt.” Really, Mr. President? “Whatever ideology they are operating off of?” Are you the only one on the planet who doesn’t know where the jihadist ideology originates?

The matter became only more convoluted by White House press secretaries this past week. ABC News’ Jonathan Karl asked Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz what the distinction was between terrorists and the Taliban. Karl asked, “You say the United States government does not give in to demands [and] does not pay ransom. But how is what the Jordanians are talking about doing any different than what the United States did to get the release of [Bowe] Bergdahl — the releasing prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay to the Taliban, which is clearly a terrorist organization?”

Shultz stammered in his obfuscating response, “As you know, this was highly discussed at the time. And prisoner swaps are a traditional, end-of-conflict interaction that happens. As the war in Afghanistan wound down, we felt like it was the appropriate thing to do…I’d also point out that the Taliban is an armed insurgency; ISIL is a terrorist group. So we don’t make concessions to terrorist groups.”

So the Taliban is an “armed insurgency” and not a terrorist group. What a relief it is to finally learn that the organization that harbored and protected Osama bin Ladin was not a terrorist group! I really thought they were, especially after their massacre of 130 school children in Pakistan last month! Maybe they’re just not “JV” enough to be considered outright “terrorists.”

I’m not sure that we could expect anything different from a cadre of ideological academics who had no real-world experience prior to running the sole remaining world superpower. For as Dr. Lyle Rossiter explained in his book “The Liberal Mind,” the single greatest symptom of the liberal mindset is detachment from reality. And the proof that this administration is severely afflicted with it is most clearly exemplified by their inability to identify our enemies as Islamic extremists.

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Military Expert Calls On Congress To Stop Infiltration Of Radical Islam Within Obama Administration

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With the Republican Party in control of both congressional chambers, retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Lyons Jr. recently expressed his hope that lawmakers will work to stem the tide of Muslim extremists attaining powerful positions within the nation’s intelligence community.

“No question we’ve got a hell of a job ahead of us with the Muslim Brotherhood penetration in every one of our national security agencies, including all our intelligence agencies” he said during a January meeting of the National Press Club. “And, as has been reported by some, our lead intelligence agency headed by a Muslim convert [an apparent reference to rumors surrounding CIA Director John Brennan], this is not going to be an easy task.”

In a brief recap of the last several decades, Lyons explained that America has had “many opportunities … to change the course of history,” beginning with the Iranian hostage situation during the Carter administration.

Instead, he lamented, American leaders have repeatedly refused to act, leading to the dire situation he says we are currently in.

“Here we are today,” he said. “Political correctness has neutralized all our military leadership.”

A major factor in defeating the enemy is identifying it, something Lyons said too many are reticent to do.

“The threat is Islam,” he asserted. “Let’s make no mistake about it. There’s no such thing as radical Islam.”

He went on to ask for “a definition of moderate Islam,” concluding that “there ain’t any.”

While Lyons applauded the recent efforts of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to encourage an Islamic reformation, he said the Obama administration has yet to even acknowledge this development.

“It certainly tells you where their sympathies lie,” he said.

h/t: TPNN

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