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Cornell Dean Says ISIS Welcome On Campus In Undercover Video




” This guy is either the dumbest Ivy League bigwig ever or politically correct to a fault — for welcoming offers to bring ISIS and Hamas to Cornell University.

  A video sting operation shows Cornell’s assistant dean for students, Joseph Scaffido, agreeing to everything suggested by an undercover muckraker posing as a Moroccan student.

  Scaffido casually endorses inviting an ISIS “freedom fighter’’ to conduct a “training camp” for students at the upstate Ithaca campus — bizarrely likening the activity to a sports camp.

  Is it OK to bring a humanitarian pro-“Islamic State Iraq and Syria” group on campus, the undercover for conservative activist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas asks.

  Sure, Scaffido says in the recorded March 16 meeting.

  Scaffido doesn’t even blink an eye when the undercover asks about providing material support for terrorists — “care packages, whether it be food, water, electronics.” “


NY Post has more














Dueling Petitions Urge Tompkins County Action On SAFE Act



” ITHACA — Tompkins County might be the next Ithaca-area municipality that reacts to New York’s strict gun laws.

Petitioners from each side of the gun debate plan to attend the county’s Public Safety Committee meeting, 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Old Jail, 125 E. Court St.

The petitioning comes with City Common Council unanimously adopting a resolution Wednesday, which endorsed the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act to Mitigate Gun Violence, known as the NY SAFE Act.

As of noon Friday, the Anti-SAFE Act petition had more signatures, with 465. The Pro-SAFE Act petition had 122 signatures.

Democrats have a strong majority in the Tompkins County Legislature; three of the 15 members are Republicans. However, the Public Safety Committee is chaired by Republican lawmaker Brian Robison, of Groton.”


To read the petitions visit:

Anti-SAFE Act:www.ipetitions.com/petition/tompkins-citizens-effort-to-repeal-ny-safe-act/

Pro-SAFE Act:www.signon.org/sign/tompkins-county-supports