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washingtonpost.com Fallaci charged in Italy with defaming Islam
Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2005 | By Crispian Balmer

Posted on 05/25/2005 3:04:13 PM PDT by YOUGOTIT

The Italian best-selling writer and journalist Oriana Fallaci was ordered to stand trial in Italy on charges she defamed Islam in her best selling book. This is my quick review of the first paragraph of the article.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: fallaci; fasicst; freedom; freespeech; islamicradicals; italy; orianafallaci
Goes to prove that the EU no longer allows free speech. If this book defames Islam then the Qur'an defames Christians, Jews and any other religion in the world.

If you visit Europe you must watch what you say or you could find yourself in jail.

1 posted on 05/25/2005 3:04:13 PM PDT by YOUGOTIT
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To: YOUGOTIT

Waiting to hear the outrage from her fellow journalists in the MSM... waiting... waiting...


2 posted on 05/25/2005 3:07:33 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'chaim!)
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To: YOUGOTIT

"Freedom... Coming Soon to a European Nation Near You..."


3 posted on 05/25/2005 3:09:36 PM PDT by agooga (The Kyoto Protocol will lower global temperature by .07 degrees.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

You will wait endlessly. The mantra of "we need to be more like Europe" will never stop being repeated.


4 posted on 05/25/2005 3:10:56 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (Allen/DeLay '08!!)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1407709/posts


5 posted on 05/25/2005 3:11:19 PM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: YOUGOTIT

I'm going to Italy in a few weeks. I guess I'll have to a lot more reticent than I usually am.


6 posted on 05/25/2005 3:14:09 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: LibFreeOrDie

"Waiting to hear the outrage from her fellow journalists in the MSM... waiting... waiting..."

I'll wait with you. . .waiting. . .wait--zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


8 posted on 05/25/2005 3:15:51 PM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: p. henry

"I'm going to Italy in a few weeks. I guess I'll have to a lot more reticent than I usually am."

Yeah. Probably shouldn't yell, "HEY, MOHAMMED! YOUR PIZZA SUCKS!" or anything.


9 posted on 05/25/2005 3:17:22 PM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: YOUGOTIT

Europe is on the edge, it's only when we look at the bigger picture; that we're facing a 14th century sharia culture engaged in a war against us and this is one battle in a much longer war.


10 posted on 05/25/2005 3:19:49 PM PDT by FreeRep
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To: YOUGOTIT

I can't imagine a book that defames Islam more then the Koran it's self.


11 posted on 05/25/2005 3:21:44 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (Listen up Moore-ons: Newsweek Lied and People Died)
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To: hugoball

A couple of packs a day smoker. supposed to have lung cancer. Wrote a remarkable book about the dangers of Islam.

One of the bravest women I know.

What civilized country puts someone on trial for criticizing a religion?


12 posted on 05/25/2005 3:26:05 PM PDT by catonsville
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To: Duke Nukum

Free speech for me, but not thee serf.

That is how Europe operated for centuries. Glad to see they are returning to their roots. Now they just need to bring back the knights and nobility and they can have another dark age.


13 posted on 05/25/2005 3:27:33 PM PDT by boofus
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To: catonsville

There will be peace with Islam when the last Muslim is dead and the last Koran is set on a bookshelf to gather dust next to Mein Kampf.

Anyone who thinks otherwise is ignorant of Islam.

By the way, it is not a religion of peace, it is a religion of submission...which is what 'islam' means in Arabic.


15 posted on 05/25/2005 3:33:58 PM PDT by PeterFinn (The Holocaust was perfectly legal.)
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To: YOUGOTIT

She was graceful enough to allow "The Rage and the Pride" to be posted on the internet at the time she wrote it, and I downloaded a copy. It's magnificent.

I just did a google search and found a copy on-line here, unfortunately not in downloadable format, but readable:

http://italian.about.com/library/fallaci/blfallaci01.htm

Here's the opening:

"You ask me to speak, this time. You ask me to break at least this once the silence I’ve chosen, that I’ve imposed on myself these many years to avoid mingling with chattering insects. And I’m going to. Because I’ve heard that in Italy too there are some who rejoice just as the Palestinians of Gaza did the other night on TV. "Victory! Victory!" Men, women, children. Assuming you can call those who do such a thing man, woman, child. I’ve heard that some of the insects of means, politicians or so-called politicians, intellectuals or so-called intellectuals, not to mention others not worthy of the title of citizen, are behaving pretty much the same way. They say: "Good. It serves America right." And I am very very, very angry. Angry with an anger that is cold, lucid, rational. An anger that eliminates every detachment, every indulgence. An anger that compels me to respond and demands above all that I spit on them. I spit on them."


16 posted on 05/25/2005 3:34:08 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: YOUGOTIT

"In Europe we are seeing the birth of a movement that is looking to silence those who don't follow a single mindset, within which it is forbidden to speak ill of Islam, of homosexuals or of the children of homosexuals," Castelli was quoted as saying in an interview with Radio Padania.

I think it is still OK in euroland to speak ill of the Jews and Christians.


17 posted on 05/25/2005 3:48:45 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: YOUGOTIT

Mark my words, within the next few years there will be many politicians from various western European countries who will run on an anti-Islamic platform. With all the mass Muslim immigration to most of those countries it is inevitable. Whether the leftist governments of these countries, or even the EU itself, will succeed in squelching those standing up against the Muslim hordes is another question. Let's hope and pray that Europe will wake up and realize the deadly peril they are in as long as they allow themselves to be infiltrated by a hostile people of completely alien beliefs and allegiances, before it's too late.


18 posted on 05/25/2005 3:52:47 PM PDT by Chappaquiddick Crawdad ("E unum pluribus"? Perhaps you meant "ex uno plures", or is that "stultus sum"? hmmm...)
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To: YOUGOTIT

Charges for Fallaci-Oh really? Who knew religion was so important to elite, enlightened, sophisticated, technologically advanced Europe! Oh wait, it's CHRISTIANITY they can't stand/sarcasm off


19 posted on 05/25/2005 3:53:13 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: YOUGOTIT
Goes to prove that the EU no longer allows free speech.

And since we must follow evolving standards of international law we can assume that at least several on the Supreme Court will rule against free speech here too.

ML/NJ

20 posted on 05/25/2005 4:02:24 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Kirkwood
"I think it is still OK in euroland to speak ill of the Jews and Christians."

OK? I think its almost mandatory.
21 posted on 05/25/2005 4:20:31 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: ml/nj
"evolving standards of international law"

If you imagine "the evolving standards of international law" as being a gun, what's ironically in its crosshairs is the 2nd Amendment.
22 posted on 05/25/2005 4:22:23 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: YOUGOTIT

FRiends, we need you as during the WWII...


23 posted on 05/27/2005 11:05:27 AM PDT by an italian (without Victory there is no Survival...)
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To: an italian

How can we help?

Cosa possiamo fare per aiutare?


24 posted on 05/27/2005 1:03:32 PM PDT by YOUGOTIT
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