Georgetown University Sued for Alleged Assault
during Palestine Solidarity Movement conference
by Bill Levinson
The Hoya (the student newspaper of Hoyastan, aka Hoyastine, aka Georgetown University and the home of the Al-Waleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding or whatever) reports that Bill Maniaci, a partially-disabled veteran who was allegedly assaulted by Georgetown University security personnel during last year’s Palestinian Solidarity Movement conference, has filed a lawsuit against the university.
The Hoya reports,
PSM Attendee Files $8 Million Suit
Complaint Alleges Assault Against DPS
By Max Sarinsky
Hoya Staff Writer
Friday, September 22, 2006
An attendee at February’s Palestine Solidarity Movement conference filed suit against Georgetown on Wednesday, saying that he sustained injuries when Department of Public Safety officers removed him from an event.
Bill Maniaci, former deputy chairman of the Jewish Defense League, is suing for $8 million, stemming from charges of assault, false arrest and depriving his right to speech, as well as punitive damages. The suit names several Georgetown administrators as defendants, including David Morrell, vice president for university safety, and Todd Olson, vice president for student affairs.
Lee Kaplan’s article in Frontpage Magazine provides additional details about the alleged assault, which resulted in Mr. Maniaci’s hospitalization.
I was later to learn the gentleman was Bill Maniaci, 64, and a retired Nevada police officer. Maniaci, who is Jewish, had flown to Washington to protest what he felt was the constant misuse of US colleges by anti-American groups. According to witnesses inside, Maniaci had asked twice from the audience why the panel had still not answered his question about the Conference’s official position on suicide bombings when Student Affairs Administrator Todd Olson called out “Remove him!” Maniaci, who already needed a cane to walk was dragged from his seat, thrown on the floor, then literally thrown head first through wooden doors to where I and Eric Smulson were outside.
Here is how Hoya columnist Moises D. Mendoza defends Georgetown’s alleged conduct; by condemning Maniaci’s attempt to place the following ad in The Hoya:
Raging Muslim mobs are now sacking Europe and we’re thinking it can’t happen here. Think again — those Crazed, Blood-Lusting, Berzerk Muslim mobs bent on destroying or killing anything not Muslim are only an airplane ride or a nighttime border crossing away.”
While we would have preferred the qualification “militant ‘Muslim’ mobs” (to distinguish them from peaceful Muslims who have nothing to do with the behavior in question), a picture is worth any number of words:
Raging Islamofascist mobs are now sacking Europe.
In case Mr. Mendoza does not remember (or just chooses not to remember), nineteen “crazed, blood-lusting, berserk, [militant] ‘Muslims’ bent on destroying or killing anything not Muslim” took four airplane rides and murdered three thousand innocent people between them. During a recent trip by airplane, we kept hearing announcements that the terror alert level had been raised to Orange (high), which seems pretty useless in light of the fact that the TSA did not tell us what the militant “Muslims” look like or what they are planning to kill us with this time. An alert is pretty useless if it doesn’t tell you what to be alert for.
However, the announcements also urged passengers to report suspicious behavior (e.g. half a dozen imams chanting to Allah, praising Saddam Hussein and possibly Osama bin Laden, and asking for metal seat belt extenders they don’t need) to authorities, so hopefully this will derail the frivolous lawsuit that the imams in question are trying to file against the passengers who reported them.
As for Mr. Mendoza, we have only one thing to say to him; watch this video.