March 06, 2007

Kent State Still in Denial Mode About Jihadi Professor

Denial: It aint just a river running through Michigan. You'll note that, according to Adams, the FBI's Counterterrorism Task Force is now investigating Kent State Professor Julio Pino.

Townhall:

1. There is no evidence linking Julio Pino to the Jihadist “Global War” blog.

One of the problems Kent State had with the blanket denial of Pino’s involvement with “Global War” is that his department chair had already admitted that Pino had admitted to him that he “contributed” to the blog.....

2. There is no evidence to suggest that Julio Pino has been engaged in pro-terrorist activity using Kent State resources.

Actually there is plenty. I have received hard evidence that Pino’s Kent State email address (jpino@kent.edu) has been used to disseminate his pro-Jihadist views. I also have evidence that Kent State equipment has been used in the activity. Because there is some possibility that the evidence has been tampered with I made arrangements – only about four hours ago - with FBI agents who will confiscate all evidence from my hard drive in order to make that determination. I’m Sorry Julio but I just had to get the counter-terrorism unit involved.

3. There is no evidence that Julio Pino has been indoctrinating students into his pro-Jihadist ideology.

Julio Pino’s efforts to convert students to a radical and violent form of Islam can be linked to a 2002 article he wrote praising a suicide bomber. It was published, by the way, in the Kent State student newspaper.....

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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:18 PM | Comments |