In his latest “guerilla journalism” video exposing the horrendous judgement that typifies elite academia in America today, James O’Keefe captured Joseph Scaffido, Assistant Dean for Students at Cornell describing how the University would help start and fund a pro-ISIS (aka. terrorist) club on the Ivy League campus.
In video post on the Project Veritas website, Dean Scaffido is seen saying that the university would allow an ISIS terrorist to hold a “Training Camp” on campus, saying: “It would be like bringing in a coach to do a training on a sports team or something”.
Scaffido also gave advice to Project Veritas’s faux ISIS activist on how the University could provide funding to send CARE packages to ISIS and Hamas organizations overseas. Quoting the Project Veritas website:
Award-winning journalist and New York Times’ best-selling author James O’Keefe released a powerful new video today showing an Assistant Dean at Cornell University advising a Project Veritas investigative journalist on how to start and fund a pro-ISIS club on campus. Joseph Scaffido, Assistant Dean for Students at Cornell, is perplexingly sympathetic to the proposed pro-ISIS and pro-Hamas group.
O’Keefe described as “most astonishing” Dean Scaffido’s willingness to use University funds bring a member of ISIS to Cornell to speak to students. Quoting Project Veritas again:
When the Project Veritas journalist suggested that the club would support Hamas as well as ISIS, Scaffido stated: “the University [Cornell] is not going to look at different groups and say you are not allowed to support that group.
Because we don’t believe in them or something like that. I think it’s just the opposite. I think the University wants the entire community to understand what’s going on in all parts of the world.”
O’Keefe affirmed his believe that the video “shockingly and frighteningly exposes that Cornell, an esteemed and storied Ivy League University, is truly detached from reality.”
“I was chilled and saddened by Dean Scaffido’s reaction and his position on the pro-ISIS club.” “At the very best Scaffido’s attitude towards the proposed club is complacent and irresponsible, at the very worst he genuinely and willingly supports those sympathetic to ISIS freedom fighters, or more aptly stated: terrorists.”
Either way, Cornell now finds itself in a bad predicament for any University let alone one that survives, in part, on public money.
According to public records, Cornell University has received over $300 million in federal contracts and grants since 2000 and more than $190 million from New York state taxpayers since 2012.