The Cornell Daily Sun reports that the posts appeared on Cornell’s Greekrank forums, a site about collegiate fraternities and sororities, on Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29. The site bans hate speech or any promotion of violence.
Dai allegedly wrote that he was "gonna shoot up 104 West," referring to a dining hall on campus that offers kosher food next to the Cornell Jewish Center.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Dai allegedly wrote in another post that he was going to "stab" and "slit the throat" of Jewish males on campus. He also threatened to "rape and throw off a cliff any Jewish females," as well as "behead any Jewish babies."
The U.S. Attorney’s Office alleges that in the same forum post, Dai said he planned to "bring an assault rifle to campus and shoot all you pig jews."
According to the Cornell Daily Sun, other antisemitic graffiti on campus included "Israel is fascist" and "Zionism = genocide."
Muslim students are also being targeted on the platform. One post was allegedly written by someone with the username "glory to hamas," who said to bring AK-47s and "slave women in hijab."
On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Dai’s arrest on a federal criminal complaint, charging him with posting threats to kill or injure another using interstate communications. Officials were able to locate Dai by tracking the IP address used when he created the posts, Syracuse.com reports.
Dai reportedly admitted to writing the threats. Many of his posts have since been taken down.
Additional security measures and law enforcement presence have been implemented on campus to provide enhanced protection for Jewish students and organizations, according to Syracuse.com.
In a statement obtained by the Cornell Daily Sun, Cornell University president and professor Martha Pollack said, "We will not tolerate antisemitism at Cornell."