Julio Pino, an associate history professor at Kent State University in Ohio, is under investigation for links to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group, the Clarion Project website reports today (January 21, 2016).
Pino -- who has a documented history of extremism-- reportedly posted ISIS propaganda pictures on social media and may have been recruiting students for the terrorist group.
Shockingly, Pino is still teaching two classes this semester despite the investigation. Over 20 of his students have been interviewed and the investigation has been going on for about a year and a half. He has taught at Kent State since 1992 and converted to Islam in 2000.
In an interview after the news broke, Pino said he has not broken the law or encouraged anyone else to break the law. He added his freedom of speech should be respected and denied he is under investigation. But Pino is under investigation for possible links to ISIS, and his freedom of speech is not exempt from disciplinary action if it includes incitement to terrorism.