A Cornell Student With Mental Health Issues Was Accused Of Threatening To Slaughter Jewish Babies

According to the mother of a Cornell University student who is accused of threatening to kill Jewish students and decapitate their infants, his medicine may have caused the event.

On October 31, Patrick Dai, a 21-year-old engineering student, was taken into custody following accusations that he had posted menacing messages on a campus Greek life message board.

A Cornell Student With Mental Health Issues Was Accused Of Threatening To Slaughter Jewish Babies

“Have caution, pig Jews. It’s jihad time. Nothing is secure. Your synagogues will turn into cemeteries. Your children will be slaughtered, and your women will be raped. glory to Allah,” Dai is accused of writing on the discussion board on October 28, according to a criminal complaint.

According to reports, Dai posted under other accounts, such as “Sieg Heil,” “kill Jews,” and “Hamas soldier.”

Additionally, the Cornell student allegedly threatened to “shoot up 104 West,” the kosher food dining hall on campus. In a different post from October 29, Dai is also said to have threatened to “bring an assault rifle to campus and shoot all you pig Jews,” referring to them as “rats” who should be exterminated.

He was accused of utilising interstate communications to threaten or harm someone else.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Dai’s mother, Bing Liu, stated that she thought her son’s threats were partially brought on by the anxiety and depression medication he was taking.

Liu informed the Democrat & Chronicle that she received an apology from Dai’s defence attorneys for the threats that the Cornell student had reportedly made hours earlier.

”Apologies,” the post reads. “There is no room for divisive statements in person or online. I am sorry.”

“A lesser man would try to hide behind a mask and that is exactly what I did. Shameful, to call for violence against people because of a cruel war a thousand miles away. Even more shameful because there is no excuse for the targeting of innocent civilians, much less my classmates,” it states.

Liu argued that Dai’s apology ought to have been made public by the FBI and prosecutors.

“The public… should know the whole story,” Liu said.

Dai’s mother claims that he was prescribed an antidepressant earlier this year and that he previously took three semesters off from college. But he was complaining that the medication was ineffective.

Dai’s bail hearing is on Thursday; he is being held at a jail in upstate New York.

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