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.
Kent read. Kent write. Kent… join ISIS?
Pino denies it in this video, also from KentWired
Hopefully this is all just a huge misunderstanding. But I know when the FBI gets involved to investigate someone is in ISIS… well, where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. Best case scenario is he’s just one of those radical professors who sometimes says some stuff that is just completely off the rails. Innocent until proven guilty I guess. Although I know if there’s one thing you don’t want to be accused of; it’s being accused of being in ISIS.