In 2007, I sat down for a brief interview with an FBI agent. While we sat in a coffee shop in Wilmington, North Carolina, I outlined the case against Professor Julio Pino of Kent State University. My accusations were serious but irrefutable: Julio Pino was an Islamic jihadist who was actively conspiring with other terrorists seeking to murder American troops and innocent civilians. The FBI eventually got Pino. Unfortunately, it took them eleven years during which Ohio taxpayers were forced to pay the salary of a man who was openly planning to wage war on his own country.
When Pino finally entered a guilty plea in federal court last month, the charge was one count of making false statements to the FBI during an investigation dating back to 2016. The investigation concerned social media correspondences with a Facebook friend who identified himself as J.E. The feds were interested in J.E. over his alleged social media posts threatening to "kill 100s of people." When interviewed, Pino falsely claimed that he did not know J.E. That falsehood would eventually cost him his job and will eventually cost him his freedom. But I am getting ahead of myself.
J.E. was arrested on January 11, 2016, after making threats against a sitting judge. Unfortunately for Pino, that was the same day J.E. posted the following on Facebook: "I f*****g love Julio Pino, even if he does eventually do something that most consider horrible, I'll still love him because I know him in a deeper way than most of you even could."
Translation: Julio Pino is a terrorist who plans to kill a bunch of people. I am aware of it. And I approve of it because I am the type of scumbag who threatens sitting judges over disputes in child custody cases.
The university fired Pino following his recent guilty plea in federal court. But that was only because they had no other choice. It wasn’t because they disapproved of Pino. After all, he was given a faculty excellence award in 2003 after he wrote an op-ed in the student newspaper, urging children to become suicide bombers and kill innocent Jews. They even gave him another award in 2010, long after I exposed Pino for his terrorist connections. This was also long after Matt Drudge had picked up my story and Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly had interviewed me about Pino on Fox News Live.
So the question is not, “Why did it take so long for Kent State to fire Pino?” He was just advancing their morally bankrupt vision of tolerance and diversity. The larger question is, “Why did it take the FBI so long to catch Pino?”
Back in 2007, when I first logged on to Pino’s "Global War" blog, the heading for the site read "The Worldwide Web of Jihad: Daily News from the Most Dangerous Muslim in America." Shortly thereafter, it was changed to read, "Are You Prepared for Jihad?" IN THE NAME OF OBL. 2007: THE YEAR OF ISLAMIC VICTORY!"
There could be little doubt about the purpose of the site to which Pino was posting. It was provided in the upper right corner: "We are a jihadist news service, and provide battle dispatches, training manuals, and jihad videos to our brothers worldwide. All we want is to get Allah’s pleasure. We will write ‘Jihad’ across our foreheads, and the stars. The angels will carry our message throughout the world."
There was also an "Oath of Freedom" in the upper right corner: "We were born free. We will live freely and when death comes to us, we will die freely. Jihad is changing all that can be changed; freeing ourselves through our own efforts; and the conviction that truth will prevail, inshallah."
Dr. Julio Pino, for his decision to "provide battle dispatches, training manuals, and jihad videos to our (enemies) worldwide" deserves to be imprisoned. But it should have happened a full decade before he was caught for the lesser offense of lying to the FBI.
Clearly, the FBI needs to turn its attention away from the Russians. The real collusion is between American universities and the tenured terrorists they harbor.