Video sting: FL school gives thumbs-up to pro-ISIS club

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Michael F. Haverluck (

In the name of tolerance and multiculturalism, Miami's Barry University gave nothing but accolades and support to a student's idea of starting a pro-ISIS club on campus that would teach about Islam and fund the terrorists' families.

A Closer LookAs part of an undercover sting to expose dishonesty and foul play at colleges across America, the Project Veritas College Investigation Tour took to the southern Florida university campus to catch on video the extreme Leftist campus politics and practices taking place on campus, WND reports.

"We told administrators we wanted to start a pro-ISIS club," the narrator of the project's video exposing Barry University begins. "Our investigator is actually an honor student at the university."

The student, identified as "Laura," is shown at the beginning of the video (below) speaking with Derek Bley, coordinator for leadership and development and student organizations at the school, who exhibits an eagerness to assist her with her plan to set up a club to help out ISIS terrorists. She starts by inquiring about the proposed club's name.

"I wanted to start a like humanitarian club on campus," Laura informs Bley. "Do you think the name's OK? I mean, because I don't want it to be like too political. Like for students, Sympathetic Students in Support of the Islamic State. … I want to start fundraising efforts on campus and what I want to do is raise funds to send overseas."

Next, the video shows Laura inviting Bley to offer his suggestions for the prospective club's name.

"You know, do you think that's OK … to call it that or what would you recommend?" inquires Laura as an undercover videographer, according to WND.

After pondering his answer to Laura's question about the club's name, Bley agrees that it's a step in the right direction before recommending that the name ISIS be completely omitted from the name so that any ties to terrorism will not be detected.

Fund terrorism on campus? Absolutely

The video goes on to portray Laura rationalizing raising money on campus to support the Islamic State terrorist group and its horrific massacre of innocents across the globe in the name of jihad.

"I guess [they're] terrorists, but that's the thing," Laura explains. "Like, we're trying to help these people because there's a correlation, so they are terrorists but like, we're trying to help them … give them funding so that they don't have to be impoverished and get involved in acts of violence."

Buttressing her rationale, Laura brings up an argument made by the U.S. State Department, asserting that terrorists should be given economic support and presented with the opportunity to get jobs so that they will stop their brutal attacks. President Barack Obama promoted such support of Islamic terrorist groups in a three-day extremism summit he hosted at the White House in February, when he invited pro-jihad and anti-Israeli attendees to discuss his pro-Islamic plans.

WND reports that after pleading her Obama administration-backed case, Laura proceeds on video to seek Bley's official permission from Barry University to move forward with establishing the terrorist-endorsing club. Bley was more than happy to comply.

"Yeah, we're not here to limit people and their clubs," Bley responds to the inquiring student, explaining his support. "If there is a demand or a need, or an interest that students have to do this, we're here to support that. So, but I would recommend maybe coming up with one or two other possible names just in case this one does not get through."

The progressive case for funding terror

Continuing dialogue about her plans for a student club rallying support for ISIS, Laura justifies to Bley her motivation for raising money to send to Islamic terrorists abroad.

"One of the things I want to do with the club, the Sympathetic Students in favor, in support of the Islamic State … I want to raise funds to send overseas and humanitarian efforts to help like the widows and the children of people who have died over there in the Islamic State," Laura told Bley in the video transcribed by WND. "Does the school have resources? Do they donate [some of these supplies]?"

Not having an affirmative answer for the inquiring student, Bley recommended that Laura would need to ask around to see about the school donating such funds to help ISIS — before suggesting that she check one place on campus in particular.

"We have the bookstore," Bley pointed out to Laura as an afterthought in his response to her question.

Supporting terror in the name of cultural inclusion

Sharing another idea to promote terrorism on campus, the undercover honor student brought up her ISIS club's inclusion in The Festival of Nations, an upcoming annual multicultural campus event. Bley's response is more than supportive.

"That would be a perfect event for what you are trying to bring education to," the school's student and leadership coordinator enthusiastically expressed on Veritas' video.

Adding more ideas to her proposal before the receptive school official, Laura mentions resources her club could distribute to get other students on board with her pro-militant Islam movement on campus.

"Then we could pass out Islamic State flags and educate people," Laura enthusiastically proffered to Bley.

Furthering his seemingly unconditional support of the ISIS club, Bley gives his unwavering consent while nodding in approval of the pro-ISIS flags and literature.

The two meet days later to further their talk about the ISIS club, which the narrator said focused on its name.

More campuses embracing ISIS?

Barry University reportedly isn't the only pro-ISIS campus in America … far from it.

"It is disturbing to see our nation's university system festooned with professors and administrators who are sympathetic to ISIS," Project Veritas president James O'Keefe expressed concerning the troubling observations made in the video taken at the private Catholic campus.

O'Keefe also mentions on his site how an assistant of deans at Cornell University was captured on video giving consent to officially establish a pro-ISIS club on its campus in Ithaca, New York.

WND reports that Joseph Scaffido, Cornell University's assistant dean of students and student activities, boldly defended his approval of the formation of the pro-ISIS student club.

"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 in them or something like that," Scaffido stated, according to another WND report. "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."

After Scaffido's reaction, O'Keefe then posted this note that he addressed to Cornell University president David Skorton in regards to its response about the video-recorded matter: "If your assistant dean of students has never heard of Hamas or the 'Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,' Project Veritas should be the least of your concerns. We stand by our report about your university. There is more to come."


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