James O’Keefe and Project Veritas strike again!
As part of their undercover College Investigation tour (which produced a similar eye-opening video from Cornell University), O’Keefe’s team went to Barry University in Florida – a Catholic University by the way — where administrators agreed to help an honors student set up a campus club to send money and supplies to ISIS (“because you know, they’re so poor and everything.”)
The UK Daily Mail reports, “hidden camera footage released Monday morning shows officials and faculty at Barry University advising a senior – identified only as ‘Laura’ – about the best way to secure funding for a club she called ‘Sympathetic Students in Support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.”
‘I want to start fundraising efforts on campus, and what I want to do is raise funds to send overseas,’ she told Derek Bley, the school’s Coordinator for Leadership Development and Student Organizations.”
“Bley offered to help her create the organization and agreed with her request to ‘pass out Islamic State flags and educate people’ at an annual student ‘Festival of Nations’ fair.”
Laura wasn’t shy about describing ISIS. ‘They are terrorists,’ she told Bley, ‘but, like, we’re trying to help them. We’re trying to, like, educate them and give them funding so that they don’t have to be impoverished and get involved in acts of violence.’
‘You should create jobs and help promote education in the Islamic State,’ she added later, ‘because that’s what helps reduce terrorism.’
Yep, Laura got her talking points straight from Marie Harf!
The Daily Mail says, “The only objection Laura encountered was related to the group’s proposed name.”
‘The only thing, as far as the name [goes],’ she heard from Frederique Frage, the university’s associate director of international and multicultural programs, is that ‘technically our country is at war with ISIS’.”
“Frage was quick to add: ‘I am not saying that – at all – ISIS represents Islam.’ But students might have ‘some reservation’ supporting a group engaged in a ‘humanitarian effort’ aimed at the terror group, she said. ‘It’s just unfortunate.’
“Another multicultural program administrator, Daisy Santiago, chimed in that Laura should rename her group ‘Students in Support of the Middle East’ – ‘as opposed to having the ‘ISIS’ [name].'”
Yes, it’s terribly unfortunate those ISIS folks keep beheading, immolating, raping, shooting and pillaging. It’s just unfortunate. Because, we could like, help them you know? And then maybe they’d like, stop hating us. And massacring Christians.