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Jewish Students Targeted With Murder Threats

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As antisemitism has flared up across the United States following the Hamas terrorist attacks on Isreal, Jewish students of Cornell University are among of the most recent victims, with New York law enforcement now involved in the investigation of a handful of threats made against them, one of which was a call to “slit their throats.”

The students were targeted through a series of online messages regarding the Center of Jewish Living location at “104 West.”

“Rats need to be eliminated from Cornell,” read one of the threats. (Trending: Joe Biden Historic Take Down of Guns)

“At this time, we advise that students and staff avoid the building out of an abundance of caution,” the Steven K. and Winifred A. Grinspoon Hillel Center posted.

“Evidence suggests the targeted locations were intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias,” the Cornell University Police Department noted.

“Threats of violence are absolutely intolerable, and we will work to ensure that the person or people who posted them are punished to the full extent of the law,” Cornell President Martha E. Pollack stated.

“Our immediate focus is on keeping the community safe; we will continue to prioritize that. We will not tolerate antisemitism at Cornell.”

“Hamas has shifted the balance of power,” Cornell associated professor Russell Rickford exclaimed at an event in mid-October. “Hamas has punctured the illusion of its invincibility.”

“That’s what they’ve done. You don’t have to be a Hamas supporter to recognize that. You don’t have to be a Hamas supporter to recognize that. Hamas has changed the terms of debate.”

“It was exhilarating, it was energizing,” Rickford added. “And if it weren’t exhilarating by this challenge to the monopoly of violence – by this shifting to this balance of power – then they would not be human. I was exhilarated.”

Rickford has since been placed on a leave of absence.

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