Only a few days after exposing the disturbing willingness of a Cornell assistant dean to host a pro-ISIS club on campus, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has done it again. This time, the target is Miami’s private Barry University, a Catholic school with more than 4,000 students. The college offers degrees in teacher education, liberal arts, and nursing, but it is apparently also amenable to offering students the chance to support terrorists with both activism and actual supplies.
Unlike the Cornell video released by Project Veritas, where one could almost excuse the administrator for something as benign as a lack of attention, the undercover student at Barry University is completely up front about her intentions. Meeting with the school’s coordinator for Leadership Development and Student Organizations, Derek Bley, the undercover student asks about starting a group called: “Sympathetic Students in Support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.”
Instead of throwing her out of his office, Bley notes that Barry University is not “here to limit people and their clubs. 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.”
Because that’s the problem with having a pro-terrorist club on campus. The name.
The student – only identified as “Laura” – is eager to see how far she can push Bley. She makes it clear that she’s not just interested in raising awareness; she wants the club to actually raise funds to send overseas to the Islamic State. “A lot of the fighters can’t see at night, you know? So like people are attacking them and they can’t see at night. And because like they are poor, they don’t have night vision and stuff so they wanted flashlights so they could like better protect themselves.”
It sounds like the making of a Saturday Night Live sketch, but Bley is unfazed by the absurdity of the request. University officials merely nod, offering to help Laura figure out how much it would cost to send bulk shipments of flashlights to ISIS.
You would have to have made a nice, comfortable home under a rock for the last year to not understand that ISIS is American enemy #1. Barry University has yet to respond to the video, but there is hardly an excuse for what transpired here. The big picture, though, has little to do with one or two private universities and everything to do with the disgusting liberal politics that have infected American academia. It’s one thing to permit diverse viewpoints on campus. It’s quite another to actively court a student who wants to send aid to one of the most inhumane, brutal groups modern civilization has ever witnessed. Do these liberals have no sense of right and wrong?