An associate professor at the Kent State University in Ohio is now reportedly under investigation due to possible links with ISIS. Julio Pino was found to have been posting ISIS propaganda pictures on social media as he continues to teach classes at the university. Moreover, it is believed that Pino was also recruiting students for ISIS.
Today, Clarion Project reports that Pino continues to teach at Kent State where he is teaching two classes during the current semester. As part of the investigation into Pino, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has reportedly been in the Kent campus to assure the university that there is “no indication of a threat” to the school. Kent State University President Beverly Warren also said that the university is cooperating with the FBI in their investigation.
Moreover, Warren had also said that that university finds Pino’s comments “reprehensible and counter to our core values of civil discourse and respect.” On his Facebook page, Pino does not post much, just a number of photos of his travels in the Middle East. In 2013, he posted a photo saying that he is in “the middle of the Peninsula.” During this time, he also said he thought about the “Palestine and al-Shams and all the other jihad lands.” Meanwhile, the following year, Pino posted a photo of him supposedly joining a group of rebels. Below the photo, he posted, “Keep it a secret: that’s me on the left.”
Pino, who got married in February 2015, also used photos of armed rebels as a cover photo. As of the moment, Pino is reportedly involved in a research project concerning “nineteenth-century African Muslim slaves and free persons in Brazil.” The controversial professor is also listed in the Who’s Who in American Education as well as the Who’s Who in America.