Barry University Student Behind ISIS Club Video Apparently Suspended | NBC 6 South Florida

Barry University Student Behind ISIS Club Video Apparently Suspended

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    (Published Monday, April 6, 2015)

    A Barry University honor student at the center of an undercover video that showed her trying to convince officials into allowing a pro-ISIS campus club claims she's been suspended.

    Senior Laura Loomer partnered with Project Veritas and its president, James O'Keefe, for the video, in which Loomer told instructors at the Miami Shores university that she wanted to start “the humanitarian club” to help promote education in the Islamic state. O’Keefe alleges the video captured university worker Derek Bley unfazed when the student came to him to begin the process of forming an on-campus organization that would support ISIS.

    According to the apparent suspension, Loomer is not allowed on campus or allowed to attend class. It also allegedly claims Loomer created a hostile environment at the school.

    "Your alleged actions were the cause root of disruption of the University community and the creation of a hostile environment for members of the University staff," the alleged suspension notice stated.

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    Barry officials said they couldn't confirm or comment on the alleged suspension, citing student privacy. When the news broke last week, school officials said any paperwork submitted by the student contained no mention of ISIS.

    "It is reprehensible to think that any organization would acquire video and edit it in such way as to denigrate the reputation of Barry University or its staff," University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua said.

    O'Keefe has made headlines for his videos targeting ACORN, Planned Parenthood and Medicaid. Project Veritas is crying foul and said the university is failing to own up to being pro-ISIS, something administrators said is absurd.

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