Cornell Dean Says ISIS Welcome on Campus in Undercover Video

Carl Campanile, New York Post, March 24, 2015

This guy is either the dumbest Ivy League bigwig ever or politically correct to a fault–for welcoming offers to bring ISIS and Hamas to Cornell University.

A video sting operation shows Cornell’s assistant dean for students, Joseph Scaffido, agreeing to everything suggested by an undercover muckraker posing as a Moroccan student.

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.

Is it OK to bring a humanitarian pro-“Islamic State Iraq and Syria” group on campus, the undercover for conservative activist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas asks.

Sure, Scaffido says in the recorded March 16 meeting.

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.”

How about supporting Hamas?

No problem at all, Scaffido said.

“The university is not going to look at different groups and say, ‘You’re not allowed to support that group because we don’t believe 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,” Scaffido said.


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  • Don’t worry, he was probably just inviting them because he took Marie Harf seriously when she said they needed jobs.

  • Marxists are eager to rub elbows with the biggest lowlifes they can dig up.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Nah, they want YOU to rub elbows with them while they retreat to White areas – like Tim Wise for example:

      According to the Assessor of Property for Davidson County TN, the anti-white propagandist agitator Tim Wise lives in a house worth $639,300. The neighborhood he lives in, in Census Tract 134, is 97% white and ZERO PERCENT BLACK.

      I strongly suspect this idiot dean lives in an area just as White and just as black/Moslem/Hispanic, etc., as Tim Wise.

      • Katherine McChesney

        Brentwood, outside of Nashville.

        • John Smith

          Only his organization, not his home, unless he moved there last year.

      • Susannah

        I’m familiar with this area, and my husband spent much of his childhood there. No surprise that the hateful anti-White agitator (Wise) would choose this area in which to make his residence, although it does indicate gall of epic proportions.

        • model1911

          In Mr. Wise’s case that would be Chutzpah.

      • John Smith

        I just checked and his property was sold last year. I bet he put his new house into a real estate trust to shield his ID.

  • MekongDelta69

    ‘Axe’ this demented Marxist if it’s ok to have an AmRen representative on campus to run a ‘training camp’ & see what he says.

    • FozzieT

      Of course he would say “No.” That is because only Whites are full of Hate and Racism, and seek to Oppress the brown and black masses. ISIS, on the other hand, are simply freedom fighters trying to escape U.S. (White) imperialism.

  • SlizzardAjeosshi

    The Scaffido guy is probably at least partially of Italian descent, what can i say ? I apologize to all of you Americans for this rotten vermin, trust me feeling ashamed for somebody else is probably the worst feeling

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      Don’t feel ashamed for him. We here at Amren don’t believe in collective guilt.

      • SlizzardAjeosshi

        Thank you i really appreciate it, i’m still trying to get over De Blasio election and now i’m confronted with an ISIS sympathizer ??

        You think there’s a limit somewhere to the libs depravity and sheer idiocy ? What’s next ? A 55 years old taliban commander with his 8 years old bride invited to hold a seminar about intergenerational love at Yale ??

        • Alden

          Deblasio is half German and all communist

          • John Smith

            I’m not sure his German half is really German.

        • John Smith

          Warren Wilhelm, you mean?

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Rather than exposing the hoax, the operative should have brought in a group of young people from American Renaissance, pretending they were members of ISIS. Then, after they had set up a booth, they could have started handing out copies of the Color of Crime. It would’ve been interesting to see how many seconds it would take for Scaffido to change his tune.

    • InAFreeCountry

      Ah, The Color of Crime. Spoiler: It’s black.

      • Pa Guy in NJ

        But, but, but whites do bad stuff too.

        I have been robbed at gunpoint, punched in the jaw, and had cash ripped from my hand-but only ever by blacks.

        Although I was sexually molested as a kid by a gay white man, so I tend to lump them together as people who I avoid.

        • John Smith

          My mother got robbed when she owned a business – five times, but only once was the perp white. She got some restitution from the perps in one of the robberies and went and bought a .357 magnum.

  • Hilis Hatki

    “The university is not going to look at different groups and say, ‘You’re not allowed to support that group because we don’t believe 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,” Scaffido said.
    Except for any group thats pro-white.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    I wonder how many liberals in academia and the related social spheres secretly believe the same things about ISIS as Joseph Scaffido. It’s always surprised me a bit that white liberals were actually publicly opposing ISIS, since ISIS is, after all, Muslim and mostly full of Arabs and assorted other brown-skinned people.

    I know it pains libs to say anything bad about Muslims and non-whites, so there’s probably quite a few more of them who privately believe that ISIS can’t really be that bad and that they’re just misunderstood young men of color who suffer from poverty and discrimination and who would stop all the headchopping in an instant if whites would just send them money and stop “discriminating” against them.

  • pcmustgo

    He is not fully white… he looks like a mix between Italian and Black or Latino?

  • Consistent. These people are Cultural Marxists. Their worldview is that all problems are caused by the White Christian heterosexual male culture. So any person or group that opposes that culture is okay. We loosely call them liberals. But they are not true liberals. They only hide behind a mask of liberalism.

  • disqus_mfERPWUv3H

    This assistant dean is dumber than a pile of rocks.

    Are the “resources” he mentioned for use tax payer dollars by any chance?

    • Alden

      Cornwall is a private university but like the rest of them they get plenty of government grants
      The tuition of course is paid by federal student loans

      • Even a private university is subject to federal laws about providing aid to terrorist organizations, which turns out to be a felony.

  • Jason Lewis

    They can bring a ISIS fighter to speak but probably not someone to speak about white genocide.

  • Light from the East

    According to the assistant dean, he wants to every student in Cornell to experience what really happens around the world. Well, bringing ISIS to Cornell only turns the campus into a war zone like Syria and Iraq, only if this is what they want to experience.

  • archer

    Hey Joey, how about a mafia training camp, at least they would be free enterprise oriented. I know they do at times kill people but that’s only when necessary, their primary goal is making money. We could learn how to loan shark, money launder, side step tax codes etc., it would be great fun.

  • USofAntiWhite

    Terrorist training camp on campus… good to go. American exceptionalism advocate discussion… get off the campus before we call the police! Can we even consider this place a country anymore? I can’t.

    • John Smith

      At most schools, you couldn’t even tell them from the usual anti-American groups.

  • Bob

    I wonder if the answer would be the same if the question was a skin head or KKK “training camp” be help on school grounds?

  • Luis

    Unbelievable, that this guy would welcome Hamas and Isis on his campus, and yet, foam at the mouth, at the idea of Cornell students exercising their Second Amendment rights.