BREAKING: Cornell Student Facing Federal Charges for Online Threats to Shoot 'Pig Jews'

Cornell University campus. (Credit WikiMedia Commons)

The U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York, announced Tuesday evening that Cornell junior Patrick Dai "was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with posting threats to kill or injure another using interstate communications."

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The charges stem from messages that were posted last weekend to a Cornell message board in which a user, now named as Dai, posted messages threatening to "shoot up" the campus' kosher dining hall, located next to the Cornell Jewish Center, saying "jewish [sic] people need to be killed." 

It gets worse.

The U.S. Attorney's Office complaint included information on other posts allegedly made by Dai, which included threats to rape Jewish women and behead Jewish babies:

In another post, Dai allegedly threatened to “stab” and “slit the throat” of any Jewish males he sees on campus, to rape and throw off a cliff any Jewish females, and to behead any Jewish babies. In that same post, Dai threatened to “bring an assault rifle to campus and shoot all you pig jews.” 

College campuses, in general, have been hotbeds of antisemitic threats in recent weeks, but Cornell has truly distinguished itself as an unsafe space for Jewish students. As RedState previously reported, Cornell professor Russell Rickford was caught on tape telling a gathering of students that he felt "exhilarated" and "excited" by the October 7 Hamas terror attack on Israel. A terror attack that saw entire families wiped out, babies burned alive, women raped in front of their husbands, and over 200 Israelis taken hostage. 

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Rickford later apologized for his "horrible choice of words," but that clearly did nothing to quell the rising antisemitism on the Cornell campus. The Patrick Dais of the world might have seen Rickford, a faculty member, as providing students some sort of cover for unleashing their putrid feelings toward their Jewish classmates. This is pure speculation, of course, but something is seriously rotten at that school.

Dai's arrest will be welcome news to the many Americans who have looked on in horror as antisemitic activity has escalated in recent weeks with seemingly no legal consequences. It's gone from tearing down posters of Israeli hostages to rage mobs cornering Jewish students in school libraries and unhinged individuals like Patrick Dai making terroristic threats to young people he likely doesn't know and who pose no threat to him.

Dai is expected to make his first court appearance on Wednesday in federal court in Syracuse, New York.

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