FBI investigates Kent State prof for ties to Islamic State

FBI investigates Kent State prof for ties to Islamic State
ISIS's finest? (Image via YouTube)

[Ed. – This guy’s a piece of work.  He gained notoriety in 2011 for shouting “Death to Israel!” during a guest lecture by an Israeli Arab diplomat, and called for in “jihad” in 2014, describing Israel at that time as “a regime that is the spiritual heir to Nazism.”]

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating Julio Pino, a Kent State associate history professor, for alleged involvement with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIl.

A joint terrorism task force has been investigating Pino for the last year and a half, said an FBI special agent who did not wish to be named for safety reasons. …

The agent said they interviewed several faculty members and more than 20 of Pino’s students Tuesday about his alleged involvement. He is also being investigated for allegedly recruiting students to join ISIS. …

Kent State is fully cooperating with the FBI,” said University Spokesman Eric Mansfield. …

Mansfield said he could not comment on whether or not Pino would continue to teach at the university.

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