Transcript for FBI Investigates Kent State Professor for Alleged Ties to ISIS
We turn now to the fight against Isis here at home. The FBI is actively investigating a professor at Kent state university for connections to the terror group. He denies the allegation and Pierre Thomas is tracking the case. Good morning. Reporter: A controversy unfolding on kept state's campus. A professor there under FBI scrutiny raising questions about terrorism and free speech. This morning an associate professor at Kent state university under investigation by the FBI for possibly supporting Isis according to school officials. The story broken by the Kent state newspaper after its editor says she was interviewed by the FBI as part of their investigation into Julio Pino. I had written a couple of articles about professor Pino a couple of semesters ago and they wanted to see what we talked about and try to get more information on him. Reporter: Late Tuesday the school paper kentwired published this interview with the history professor who has not been charged with a crime. I have not broken the law. I don't advocate that anyone else break the law. I haven't been served any papers. Reporter: He denies claims he's a supporter of the islamic state. Everything that I've done is perfectly legal. I fulfill my duties as an American citizen by speaking out on issues that some people find controversial. Reporter: In October of 2011, the Muslim concert made local headlines after shouting death to Israel in a public lecture given by Ismail Ka clid a former diplomatic visiting the campus. The university condemning his remarks at the time. Overnight Kent state releasing a statement to ABC news saying the university is fully cooperating with an ongoing investigation. And that the FBI has assured them there is no threat to the campus. Unclear how this is going to turn out. Again, Pino has not been charged with anything but the case shows how intensely the FBI is taking the issue of terror right now. Amy. All right, Pierre Thomas for us in Washington, thank you.
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