Skip to comments.After Death Threats, Student Beat Unconscious for Traditional Views [Hoax]
Posted on 12/15/2007 11:11:45 AM PST by Eyes Unclouded
Matthew J. Schmitz
December 15, 2007 Princeton, NJ After receiving multiple death threats, a Princeton student was beat unconscious last Friday in what appears to be a politically-motivated assault. The attack came after emails saying, "WE WILL KILL YOU," were sent to the officers of a student group that promotes traditional views of marriage and sexual ethics.
Francisco Nava '09, suffered serious abrasions, bleeding, and a light concussion after being beat until he lost consciousness this Friday. The attack, which occured within blocks of Princeton's campus, appears to be connected to multiple death threats received by Nava and other officers in the Anscombe Society, a student group that advances traditional ideas of marriage and family. Nava was assaulted on Witherspoon Street near the Princeton campus while walking to the home of a local youth he mentors through a student volunteer organization.The attackers did not take any of Nava's belongings.
The assailant, identified as a white, college-aged male, stopped Nava and asked him if he would "help someone who's been hurt." The assailant then pulled Nava into a dark area where another male joined in holding Nava's jaw shut. The two assailants thrust Nava's face against a brick wall causing abrasions, according to an email sent to administrators. Nava was then punched until he lost consciousness. When he awoke the assailants were beating him with a glass bottle. Nava's two attackers said, "We told you to shut the f* up," apparently echoing words that had appeared in messages received by Nava and four others affiliated with the conservative Anscombe Society. After the assault, Nava was taken to Princeton Medical Center for treatment. He was released late Friday evening.
The attacks came two days after Nava and five others, including prominent politics professor and conservative scholar Robert George and Rhodes Scholar and Tory Editor-in-Chief Sherif Girgis, were sent email death threats. One message said, "SHUT THE F* UP WE WILL DESTROY ALL OF YOU WE ARE WATCHING YOU YOU DONT BELONG HERE WE WILL KILL YOU."
The emails were traced to computers at Princeton's Firestone Library that do not require a log-in or password. Campus dormitories can be accessed using the same ID card required to enter the library. All students receiving threats spent the night off-campus at either a hotel or a house in the local area.
The assault, which occurred around 6:00 Friday night, is being investigated by the Department of Public Safety and the Princeton Township Police. No suspects have been developed.
Nava received his first threat after joining the Anscombe Society, a group that promotes traditional sexual ethics. The groups website states that marriage is "the exclusive, monogamous union of a man and woman." Nava received additional threats after criticizing Princeton's policy of condom distribution in the Daily Princetonian.
The attack also comes only a day after a columnist for the Daily Princetonian criticized Princeton's administration for signaling that there was an "Open Season" on conservative students. "By permitting a double standard to exist, the University has inadvertently, I am sure signaled to those who would use intimidation tactics to silence the voices of morally conservative students that their misconduct will not be investigated, much less punished or even denounced," said the article written by Brandon McGinley, also a Tory staffer.
Members of Princeton's student government have partnered with conservative students for an event that has been tentatively scheduled for Saturday at 4:00pm in Murray Dodge Hall. The event will afford Princeton students a chance to express solidarity with those who have received threats.
Any thoughts? Seems like this guy got it for speaking out against the “anything goes on campus” mindset.
Ahh, the elegance of the Ivy League.
Didn’t get past the title before the words “Hate Crime” came screaming at me.
I'd bet the "monogamous relationship between a man and a woman" is the phrase at the bottom of this.
NOTHING about the left is tolerant. Arrest them and charge them with a HATE crime and throw their sorry butts into jail. Use their own laws against them.
A disturbing story and headline.
There is some really confusing stuff going on in our schools. I’ve talked to atheist seminary students. When I’ve questioned them about their motives they don’t have any good reason but I suspect it’s about gaining access and destruction of Christianity from within.
Just this morning I talked to a girl studying psychology. She said she wants to be a “relationship counselor” but doesn’t believe in marriage. She told me that relationships shouldn’t require any work and never a moment of unhappiness. At the first sign of trouble a couple should go their separate ways. She’s an anti relationship counselor.
But as things get more and more out of hand, such as in this case, these same things will come back to hit them in the face, sure as I'm sitting here typing this.
Remember the 60's when the permissiveness on campuses all over the country resulted in lives lost, property destroyed, school buildings burned. The presidents and trustees were forced to tighten up or lose their own precious jobs, endowments, contributions and alumni support
But academia doesn't learn from past experiences. A whole new crop of marxists control the administrations of our institutes of higher learning. Again there are winks and nods as the socialist/commie professors and student thugs control the campuses and the administrations.
Watch for history to repeat itself in this year leading up to the presidential election.
Student rage induced by leftist organizations, goading media, commie campus organizers and the long-planned, well-executed Hate Bush campaign will intensify. The results will not be pleasant. Again, history will repeat itself. The "aghast" school administrators will shake their heads and raise their hands in mock despair when violence and mayhem break out as they reap what they have sown.
You can stake your Phi Betcha Kappa key on this happening.
The results will not be pleasant.
I am thankful for warriors such as this student who is willing to pay the cost. There will be a cost to all........
I am waiting for Hillary to make a speech about this, stating that while violence is not tolerated, it was the victim’s fault, nonetheless. Oh, the joy of being the Queen of ‘politically correct’!
Such tolerant liberls. I am sure the campus officials are all over this in order to find justice for this innocent young man. (sarcasm)
Reminds me of Hitler's Brownshirts during the rise of Nazism.
True this is the behavior that libs usually decry others for.
Isnt tolerance a wonderful thing.............
Well of COURSE it is, if you’re a PERVERT! Or a deranged leftist educator, or a member of the leftmedia, or one of the puppeteers of the Democrat party!
The univ. should have been obligated to provide him with police protection after those threats. How vile.
I suppose local authorities will somehow dismiss this as just another “random crime” or robbery gone bad, or some other nonsense.
I don’t call them liberals, I call them what they are: Stalinists.
And if Hillary wins the election then there will be blue shirts instead.
I do understand what you're saying though. They behave like rabid dogs, and I shudder to think of them ever coming to power, and having control over the police apparatus of our country.
I say the guy should get his entire group together and go give them back a taste of their own medicine.
Aside from giving the obvious group a "hate crime" to tout, that would be contraindicated on a basis of not wanting to suffer any serological exchange. Blood bourne pathogens are likely to be pretty nasty with the group most likely to have perpetrated this.
I'd definitely start carrying a weapon of some sort and make sure I could (and would!) use it at the first sign of trouble.
A student at Princeton University who said he was beaten unconscious by two black-clad assailants Friday has said that he fabricated the assault, and that he sent e-mail death threats to himself, three other Princeton students, and a prominent conservative professor at Princeton, Robert George, police said today.
Oh wait never mind looks like gays and straights can get along after all...
My bad man. Turns out even my eyes can get clouded.
>>A disturbing story and headline.<,
And it combines all the parts to make it a perfect story.
But even if absolutely true it does not prove trend any more than one attack on a homosexual specifically for him being gay would prove a trend.
“Ive talked to atheist seminary students. When Ive questioned them about
their motives they dont have any good reason but I suspect its about
gaining access and destruction of Christianity from within.”
That would be the sensible thing for them to do.
Why else would you spend time, mental effort and money getting an
education in transcendental belief systems.
When, as atheists, you believe in pure materialism and disbelieve
in the existence of an afterlife.
I wouldn’t be suprised if they were inspired by that commentary piece
that radio-star Paul Harvey used to read periodically: “If I Were The Devil”
with all the steps Satan would take to make sure the world remains a
place where life is “short, brutal and ugly” (or whatever that famous
Perhaps the mods can amend the title.
Francisco Nava Confesses
By Ryan T. Anderson
Monday, December 17, 2007, 1:43 PM
Reports are coming in that Francisco Nava has confessed to Princeton Township Police. Apparently he was behind the threats and the assault. More to come.
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