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Insane Academe: Catholic university in Florida eager to host ISIS student club

America’s colleges and universities are more than left-wing, they’ve gone stark raving mad.

In 2015 America, would a university allow a student club celebrating genocidal killers like Hitler and the Nazis? Would a U.S. university host a student club glorifying serial killers and mass murderers? Would a U.S. university approve a student club that glorifies chopping off people’s heads and raises funds for the murderers? Would that university actually funnel hundreds of dollars to support that student club?

Then, to top it off, would the university that does all that be a CATHOLIC university?

You think the thought of the above is outrageous? Think again.

James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas conducted a sting operation on Florida’s Barry University and uncovered just how utterly perverse the university is.

Here’s the account, O’Keefe Exposes Another University Sympathetic to ISIS,” March 29, 2015:

Award-winning journalist and New York Times’ best-selling author James O’Keefe released a second video in as many weeks today exposing university brass sympathetic to ISIS. Last week, O’Keefe released a video showing a dean at Cornell University advising a Project Veritas investigative journalist on how to start and fund a pro-ISIS club on campus.

Today’s video reveals several high-level officials and a professor at Barry University actually sanctioning a club with the stated purpose of sending material aid to ISIS. Barry University is a prestigious south Florida institution whose alumni include the current Prime Minister of Haiti and the current Attorney General of the Bahamas.

In O’Keefe’s latest video, several Barry University officials as well as a professor appear a little too eager to guide a Project Veritas investigative journalist through the process of forming a pro-ISIS club. Derek Bley, Coordinator for Leadership Development & Student Organizations, was fully aware that the proposed student group was being formed to aid ISIS and he expressed no ethical qualms whatsoever. Disturbingly, Bley’s only concern appeared to be the use of the acronym “ISIS” in the club’s name: “We’re not here to limit people and their clubs…  but I would recommend maybe coming up with one or two other possible names just in case this one does not get through.”

The Project Veritas journalist also had a discussion with Frederique Frage, Associate Director of International and Multicultural Programs, and Daisy Santiago, International & Multicultural Programs Coordinator, both of whom were incredibly supportive of the proposed mission of the pro-ISIS club, just not its name.

Frage and Santiago appeared to be concerned only with the club’s name in a joint meeting with the Project Veritas journalist. In the open office setting where the meeting took place, Frage said: “By all means we support any student wanting to start their own organization… the only thing, as far as the name, the thing is, because technically our country is at war with ISIS.” And Santiago opined: “We talked about maybe saying [Sympathetic Students] in support of in the Middle East… as opposed to [saying] ISIS.”

Note: In other words, Barry University official Frederique Frage fully recognizes that it is improper to host a pro-ISIS student club because doing so would be aiding and abetting an enemy of the United States. There’s a word for Frage and Barry University: Traitor.

In a truly shocking and incredible development, Professor Pawena Sirimangkala signed the necessary documentation to give the Project Veritas journalist everything she needed to start the pro-ISIS club (our journalist, of course, did not). Unbelievably, just prior to signing the documentation, our journalist told Professor Sirimangkala that the name of the club had been changed, but the mission of the club was going to remain the same. Incredulously, Professor Sirimangkala simply responded: “perfect, perfect… I’ll sign… I’m glad to do it.”

“It is disturbing to see our nation’s university system festooned with professors and administrators that are sympathetic to ISIS,” stated James O’Keefe, President of Project Veritas. “First, we saw this horrifying support at Cornell University and now we have numerous officials at Barry taking things even further. As demonstrated at Cornell and Barry, our nation’s university system is being overrun by those who subscribe to ivory-tower political correctness and that is truly dangerous to our nation and our nation’s students. It is time to stop looking the other way and address this very serious issue.”

Useful Idiots of Barry University

Founded in 1940, Barry University is a private, Catholic university in Miami, Florida. It has more than 4,000 students, a campus of 54 buildings, and 40,000 alumni.

Here’s contact info for the President of Barry University:

Sister Linda Bevilacqua

Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD
E-mail: OfficeofthePresident@barry.edu
Phone: 305-899-3000 or 1-800-756-6000
Address: 11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695




H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV

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Barry University has issued a statement denying all this. Briefly, President/Sister Bevilaqua says in an official statement that:

  1. “Barry University does not and never will allow or authorize the formation of an ISIS-related humanitarian aid group on campus. There has been no formation of any such group at Barry University. No paper work requesting such an organization has ever been filed with the proper authorities at the University.”
  2. “The images and video released were edited and spliced to unfairly represent the university and staff being featured.”

Regarding #1: Well, of course, no such pro-ISIS group has actually been formed in Barry University! Project Veritas’ sting was about university officials being approached about the possible formation of such a student club, to which official after official applauded and provided advice, including a professor giving her signature to the (bogus) application. Can President Bevilaqua deny that?

Regarding #2: President Bevilaqua needs to show, not merely assert, just how Project Veritas had “edited and spliced” the images and video “to unfairly represent the university and staff.” Is the university denying that its officials Derek Bley and Frederique Frage said what they said to the undercover student? Is the university denying that Professor Pawena Sirimangkala had signed the undercover student’s application to form the pro-ISIS club? — all of which was captured on camera?

In short, I don’t buy Bevilaqua’s denial. Watch Project Veritas’ video for yourself!


Project Veritas Stings Al Sharpton

Eric Garner & Trayvon Martin Family, Michael Brown Lawyer Say Al Sharpton Exploited Their Tragedies

Here’s our new video showing how the families and attorneys of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown really feel about Rev. Al Sharpton. Additionally, local clergy and others express their opinions about how Sharpton exploits tragedy for personal gain. – James O’Keefe


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James O’Keefe, the man who almost single handedly took down ACORN, has been investigating Al Sharpton.

Project Veritas Bags Hollywood




by CHARLIE SPIERING  20 May 2014

Undercover journalist James O’Keefe released his latest video featuring a sting operation to expose Hollywood environmentalists.

The video features an undercover journalist from Project Veritas posing as “Muhammad,” a member of a Middle Eastern oil family, offering $9 million in funding to American filmmakers to fund an anti-fracking movie. He was joined by a second undercover activist posing as an ad executive.

O’Keefe entraps actor Ed Begley Jr., actress Mariel Hemingway, and director Josh Tickell, who agree to the film while promising to hide the source of the funds.

The undercover activist tells the group that “if Washington, D.C., continues fracking, America will be energy-efficient, and then they won’t need my oil anymore.”

In a phone call to Tickell, the “ad executive” states, “My client’s interest is to end American energy independence; your interest is to end fracking. And you guys understand that?”

Tickell’s response: “Correct. Yes, super clear.”

The environmental team even submitted a video of Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo offering his unwavering support for the fictitious anti-fracking film project.

Tickell is a Sundance Film Festival Winner and the director of environmental message movies FuelThe Big Fix, and PUMP.

Watch the full video below: 

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Governor Demagogue attacks Project Veritas

dem·a·gogue   noun
a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.


Conservative activist O’Keefe claims Cuomo targeting his group


Conservative activist James O’Keefe is accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration of targeting his group with document requests and a subpoena, claiming the Democratic governor’s recent comments critical of conservatives “aren’t simply words.”

Read the story and see the video at: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/23/conservative-activist-okeefe-claims-cuomo-targeting-his-group/

cuomo_idiotO’Keefe, whose Project Veritas is behind a series of hidden-camera investigations against left-leaning groups and causes, made the claims on the heels of the controversy over a recent Cuomo interview. In it, Cuomo blasted “extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay” and said they “have no place” in New York. He later walked back his remarks, and said they were being taken out of context in the media.

But O’Keefe claimed that Cuomo’s government is acting on those words, revealing that the Department of Labor has hit his office in Westchester County, N.Y., with demands for financial documents for months. He compared it to IRS targeting of conservative groups nationwide.


“Governor Cuomo’s shocking words this past week aren’t simply words,” O’Keefe said in a statement. “Governor Cuomo and the New York Department of Labor are on a witch hunt, demanding all documents and financials since our founding. … His goal, of course, is to harass us and limit our effectiveness by tying us up in court. Just like President Obama used the IRS to target and suppress conservatives, Governor Cuomo is using his Department of Labor to do the same exact thing.”

A spokesman for the state labor office told The Daily Beast that it is legally required to ensure businesses pay their part of an unemployment insurance fund and provide information about outside contractors.


Requests for comment from FoxNews.com to the Department of Labor and governor’s office have not yet been returned.

O’Keefe, who repeatedly has been accused of deceptive practices by liberal groups, has built a reputation as a conservative provocateur. His hidden-camera investigations contributed to the downfall of advocacy group ACORN. With Project Veritas, his group continues to expose alleged fraud and misbehavior with the federal health care law, green jobs programs and more.

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In accusing New York state of targeting the organization, Project Veritas released a subpoena issued on Jan. 9 from the Department of Labor. The document orders representatives from the organization to show up on Jan. 28 with a slew of documents, ranging from Social Security returns to unemployment insurance returns to check stubs.

The group claims its finances are “meticulously maintained to the penny” and calls the inquiries “meritless.” A statement said Project Veritas would be relocating to New Jersey.

Further, the group claimed that it complied with an earlier document request and showed up for a scheduled meeting on Dec. 13, but state labor officers “never showed up.”

“Just like the IRS, they are simply intimidating and targeting us,” Project Veritas said in a statement, while also trying to raise money off the allegations.


It’s time to euthanize Obamacare

All signs are that the monstrosity called Obamacare (or the Affordable Care Act) is on ICU life support.

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Even Time magazine calls Obamacare Obama’s “broken promise.” Below is the cover of the latest edition of Time:


The White House knew the Obamacare website had problems, but launched it anyway.

Obama had said in a press conference last week that the Obamacare website’s problems were a surprise to him: “We would not have rolled out something, knowing very well it wasn’t going to work out the way it’s supposed to.”

But Ed Henry reports for FoxNews that “new documents obtained by Fox suggest people inside this administration just one week before the website launch had fears that it may fail, more fears than they may have led on publicly.”

Specifically, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services director Henry Chao wrote in an email on September 25, 2013 about “this fear the White House has about HC.gov [HealthCare.gov] being unavailable. I think we should have a more comprehensive answer as to how we will ensure high availability on the site.”

Nor has the website been fixed, despite Obama’s assurances it will. 

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, seven weeks to the day since HealthCare.gov was launched, at a much-publicized meeting with Obamacare “navigators,” the website crashed while HHS director Kathleen Sebelius tried to help a woman to sign up online. LOL

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Worse still, if you go on the Obamacare website, the personal info you enter is not secure!

John Parkinson reports for ABC News that at a Congressional hearing on Nov. 19, 2013, cyber security experts said the Obama administration should take Healthcare.gov offline until privacy vulnerabilities are addressed and detection capabilities are improved. David Kennedy, a so-called “white hat hacker” who tests security flaws by hacking online systems to help identify weaknesses, warned that there are critical flaws and exposures “currently on the website that hackers could use to extract sensitive information. […] Just by looking at the website, we can see that there is just fundamental security principles that are not being followed.”

Even worse, an Obamacare navigator is conspiring to release your private data.

Who needs computer hackers when Obamacare’s navigators are using your private data for political gain?

The latest sting video from James O’Keefe and his intrepid Project Veritas team caught on tape Chris Tarango, the communications director of Texas Enroll America, agreeing to help obtain a private list of potential Obamacare enrollee data for election/political purposes. Tarango goes so far to say he’ll “do whatever it f****** takes.”

Even more medical plan cancellations are coming, 50-100 million more!

Fox News reports, Nov. 20, 2013, that “a new and independent analysis of ObamaCare warns of a ticking time bomb, predicting a second wave of 50 million to 100 million insurance policy cancellations next fall — right before the mid-term elections. The next round of cancellations and premium hikes is expected to hit employees, particularly of small businesses.”

Supporters of Obamacare are paid to do so with your tax dollars. 

Floyd Brown reports for Capitol Hill Daily: “By now, we’re all very familiar with Obamacare’s failed rollout. Yet one mystery remains: Why are some publications still praising the disgraced law? Well, the answer is simple: These publications collect millions from the government’s coffers.” WebMD, which has become a non-stop cheerleader for Obamacare, is an example.

93% of Americans want Obamacare changed or repealed.

John Nolte reports for Breitbart.com that a new CBS poll finds that only 7% of the American public want ObamaCare “kept in place.” A full 93% either believe that changes are needed to the law (48%) or want a full repeal (43%). This pits Obama and Democrat lawmakers — who thus far have refused to make any meaningful changes — against 93% of the American people and 72% of Democrats.

It’s high time to just put this Obamacare monstrosity out of its misery.


Rats! ABC hunts for homophobes in Texas, but fails

Have you ever watched ABC’s “What Would You Do?”? — the network’s hidden-camera gotcha journalism, anchored by John Quinones (below)?

John QuinonesOn June 14, 2013, ABC chose for its sting operation the humble folks of Amarillo, Texas  — what Quinones smugly referred to as “cowboy country” (Read: “redneck bigots”).

As described by John Nolte for Breitbart.com:

ABC News displays its own kind of bigotry by setting up their hidden cameras at a famous steakhouse in Amarillo, Texas, to hunt for homophobes. Three child actors dressed as Boy Scouts sit at a community table. One comes out to his friends as gay, and ABC News is there to capture the Southern-fried bigotry.

Except, all they find is loving Christianity:

A kind-faced woman (below) gently says to the three pretend Boy Scouts: “Listen, Christians don’t hate the sinner. We just don’t like the sin. But Christians still love ya.” Then she reminds the three actors that even though we sin, “you can ask for forgiveness,” and that the Bible says “Men shall not lay with men.”

WhatWouldYouDo1The cowboy sitting next to her tells the three pretenders: “There’s a lot of good Christians in this world that will help you out with stuff like that though.”

The kind lady then reassures the “coming out” faux Boy Scout, “If you do end up accepting it and doing that, there will be people that will accept you no matter what.”

As Nolte points out:

“What Would You Do?”[…] is probably the most appalling kind of gotcha journalism allowed to broadcast these days. The segments are almost always politically correct (race, homophobia, Muslims, bullying, smoking ), but the targets are not the powerful; the targets instead are everyday American citizens.

It is Candid Camera for smug, sanctimonious, left-wing elitists — Borat for The Awful.

If anchor John Quinones had even a hint of moral courage, he would turn that hidden camera on his colleagues who work in the powerful world of media. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see what the media would do in certain situations involving conservatives, Christianity, Barack Obama, oh, and Southerners?

But Quinones isn’t about afflicting the comfortable; he is a bullying cultural enforcer targeting the powerless.

And remember, when James O’Keefe does this exact sort of the thing to The Powerful, he is pummeled by the media and is then put out of business by our government during all of Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.

H/t FOTM’s Stephanie O.


Police: You’re on your own

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James O’Keefe is that gutsy young man who, together with Hannah Giles, went undercover as a pimp and ‘ho, and captured ACORN staffers on tape advising them to circumvent the law.

Since then, O’Keefe and his investigative team are continuing to uncover political corruption through his Project Veritas organization — “to investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society.”

For Project Veritas’ latest sting operation, they visited police stations across America and asked law enforcement officials if, in the event of an armed break-in, what we should do in the minutes (or more than an hour in the case of Dallas) between calling 911 and the police’s arrival.

One officer instructed, “Go get some bleach. Go get ammonia.” Another officer instructed the undercover journalist to, “lock yourself in a bedroom” and “start yelling and screaming.”

VPOS Joe Biden recently advised Americans to “get a shotgun” for home protection. But when asked whether or not they should follow Biden’s advice, law enforcement officials told the undercover journalists they would be arrested for doing so.

The most frequent advice given by LE to the Project Veritas journalists:

You’re on your own.