He’s a twofer, he’ll make your kids both leftist and Islamist.
Via Kent Wired:
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.
“There is no direct threat to the university,” the agent said.
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.
He previously got into trouble for shouting ‘Death to Israel’ at a speech by the ADL at the university.
Here’s a little more on him:
Pino, who is a tenured professor at the northeastern Ohio campus, cultivates a revolutionary image. On his Facebook page, he says that he is inspired by, among others, former Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and the late Red Army Faction co-founder Ulrike Meinhof, alongside philosophers Rosa Luxemburg and Friedrich Engels.
In April 2002, Pino wrote a guest column in the campus newspaper in which he praised Ayat al-Akhras, a teenage Palestinian suicide bomber who had murdered Rachel Levy, 17, and security guard Haim Smadar, 55, at a supermarket in Jerusalem’s Kiryat Hayovel neighborhood the previous month.
The column was titled “Singing out Prayer for a Youth Martyr,” and in it, Pino wrote that Akhras “died a martyr’s death… in occupied Jerusalem, Palestine.”