It’s become painfully obvious since the Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel at the start of October that our society and many others around the globe have been infected with anti-semitism of the most vile nature, which has seemingly been festering, boiling, and bubbling beneath the surface for quite some time. There has been a rather dramatic uptick in crimes perpetrated against Jews in America, the latest example of which comes from the campus of an ivy league college.
You’d think, given how deep the liberal roots of such an educational institution tend to be, that hatred such as racism and anti-semitism would not be found on such campuses, but alas, that is not the truth at all. Anyone who has had their eyes open during the downfall of civilized society is well aware of this, but it still comes as a shock for many. After all, didn’t anti-semitism die out with the end of World War II?
No. It did not.
According to the Daily Wire, federal authorities took a Cornell University student into custody on Tuesday after he allegedly made threats of extremely graphic violence against the school’s Jewish community through postings on a website that is unaffiliated with the university which is located in upstate New York.
“Patrick Dai, 21, a junior student at the university originally from Pittsford, New York, was arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with posting threats to kill or injure another using interstate communications, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of New York,” the report stated.
“Patrick Dai, 21, a junior student at the university originally from Pittsford, New York, was arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with posting threats to kill or injure another using interstate communications, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of New York,” the Daily Wire stated.
“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,” authorities revealed in a news release. “In that same post, Dai threatened to ‘bring an assault rifle to campus and shoot all you pig jews.’”
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This really sounds like the rantings and ravings of a madman. Perhaps this guy is suffering from a very serious mental illness? Regardless, he’s still responsible for his own actions. If he is given the maximum sentence for his comments, he could spend five years in prison, along with a $25,000 fine, along with a term of supervised release of up to three years.
Jewish students attending the university were given high alert status at the campus located in Ithaca, New York, after a series of screenshots were taken from the Greek Rank site that showed online threats from several users who said horrific things such as “Israel deserved 10/7” and “eliminate Jewish living from Cornell campus.” There was another message from a supposedly different account that claimed they would “shoot up 104 west.”
“Cornell University officials confirmed earlier on Tuesday that authorities identified and placed a suspect in custody who allegedly made the threats,” the report revealed.
Here’s more from the Daily Wire:
Joel M. Malina, vice president for university relations at Cornell University, told The Daily Wire in an emailed statement that the Ivy League campus remains “shocked” and “condemn[s] these horrific, antisemitic threats and believe they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
“We know that our campus community will continue to support one another in the days ahead,” Malina stated. “Cornell Police will maintain its heightened security presence on campus as the university continues to focus on supporting the needs of our students, faculty and staff.”
Threats against Jewish communities in the U.S. continue to rise after the Israel-Hamas war entered its fourth week over the weekend, which has sparked a wave of anti-Semitism from supporters of Hamas.
Preliminary data reported by the Anti-Defamation League last Tuesday showed incidents of anti-Semitic harassment, vandalism, and assault increased by nearly 400% since Hamas terrorists killed more than 1,400 people on October 7.
Christopher Wray, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, gave testimony on Tuesday during a Senate hearing where he revealed that folks within the Jewish community all around the world have been “targeted by terrorists really across the spectrum,” which includes “homegrown violent extremists” and “foreign terrorist organizations.” He then revealed that the level of anti-semitic threats taking place are reaching historic proportions.
The FBI was made aware of what went down at Cornell after officials at the school notified the bureau that a potential hate crime took place on campus.
“We take all threats seriously and are working closely with Cornell and our law enforcement partners at every level to determine the credibility, share information, and take appropriate investigative action,” a spokesperson from the FBI said in remarks made to The Daily Wire “We encourage members of the public to immediately report anything they consider suspicious to law enforcement. Nothing is more important than the safety of our communities and we will not tolerate violence motivated by hate and extremism.”
What a shame to see the hatred for the Jewish people coming to such an ugly head.