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Trial of Author Oriana Fallaci Continued (Islam: THE Intolerant Religion)
AP ^ | 6-12-06 | AP

Posted on 06/12/2006 8:56:46 AM PDT by VOA

ROME - The trial of Italian author and veteran
journalist Oriana Fallaci,
accused of defaming Islam in a 2004 book, opened Monday in northern Italy
and was quickly adjourned, a lawyer said.
(snip)

Last year, a judge ordered Fallaci to stand trial on charges of violating
an Italian law that prohibits "outrage" to religion.
(snip)

In "The Strength of Reason," Fallaci accuses Europe of having sold its soul
to what she describes as an Islamic invasion.

(Excerpt) Read more at myrtlebeachonline.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: censorship; fallaci; islam; italy; terrorists; wot
Don't criticize Islam.
It will pursue you even if you are ill and age 75.
And just spoke your mind.
1 posted on 06/12/2006 8:56:51 AM PDT by VOA
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To: MadIvan

ping...as you've posted Fallaci articles before


2 posted on 06/12/2006 8:58:35 AM PDT by VOA
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To: aculeus

ping...as you posted an article about a SF book clerk's comments on Fallaci


3 posted on 06/12/2006 9:00:39 AM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA
charged that some passages in Fallaci's book, "The Strength of Reason," were offensive to Islam. His lawyer cited a phrase from the book that refers to Islam as "a pool ... that never purifies."

I'd like to be put on record that this is a very accurate description of islam, and I agree with it 100%.  Anyone wanna sue me?

4 posted on 06/12/2006 9:04:36 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.)
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To: MarineBrat
"I'd like to be put on record that this is a very accurate description of islam, and I agree with it 100%. Anyone wanna sue me?"


No, but I'd like to take your case.

I am well armed, have plenty of ammo, love extermination work, and have a lot of time to kill.



5 posted on 06/12/2006 9:08:51 AM PDT by G.Mason (I wouldn't have wanted to live without having disturbed someone)
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To: VOA

bump for publicity


6 posted on 06/12/2006 9:24:15 AM PDT by VOA
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To: an italian

Oriana ping


7 posted on 06/12/2006 9:25:40 AM PDT by grellis (will do dishes for tagline)
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To: VOA
The offense with which she is charged carries a fine of up to $7,500.

She'll get substantially more than $7,500 in free publicity for her books from this sham of a trial.

8 posted on 06/12/2006 9:28:22 AM PDT by Dark Skies
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To: Dark Skies
She'll get substantially more than $7,500 in free publicity for her
books from this sham of a trial.


Yes.
And I suspect the generally muted (IMHO) reportage of the trial
shows the biases (or lack of courage?) of the MSM.
What wacko liberal wants to publicize the persecution of an aged lady
that's simply speaking "an inconvenient truth" out loud?
Or get beheaded or knifed (like Theo van Gogh) for expressing an
opinion on Islam?
9 posted on 06/12/2006 9:35:29 AM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA

Thanks for the ping. The New Yorker had a great interview with OF but they don't permit us to even post a link.


10 posted on 06/12/2006 9:36:53 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: VOA

bump for publicity


11 posted on 06/12/2006 9:41:00 AM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA
Don't criticize Islam religion
It will pursue you even if you are ill and age 75.
And just spoke your mind.

The lesson -- Be careful what you criminalize.

12 posted on 06/12/2006 9:46:09 AM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: VOA

Looks like the AP has goofed again. The correct title of her latest book is, "The Force of Reason." My copy was delivered 2 weeks ago.


13 posted on 06/12/2006 9:49:57 AM PDT by RdhseRat
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To: VOA

Hello, Everyone:

I'm seeking clarification on this. Isn't the law that Fallaci is being charged under about offenses against any religion, not just Islam? The issue might be larger than the intolerance of Islam or any religion, but rather the European restrictions on what most Americans would think is a free speech issue.


14 posted on 06/12/2006 9:56:48 AM PDT by drsbb
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I'm seeking clarification on this. Isn't the law that Fallaci is being charged under about offenses against any religion, not just Islam?

On top of that, is there a selective enforcement of the law? Could you insult Catholicism without any fear of prosecution, but have to hire a lawyer as soon as you say anything about Islam?

15 posted on 06/12/2006 10:10:53 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Never ask a Kennedy if he'll have another drink. It's nobody's business how much he's had already.)
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To: VOA

16 posted on 06/12/2006 1:03:01 PM PDT by Gritty (Muslims are the only people who make feminists seem laid-back Ann Coulter)
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To: drsbb
The issue might be larger than the intolerance of Islam or any religion, but
rather the European restrictions on what most Americans would think
is a free speech issue.


That may be one issue at work here.
I'm no lawyer and have no insight into Italian jurisprudence.
But it will be interesting to see if the number of lawsuits by Muslims
outraged over pretexts (ranging from non-existent to great) greatly
outnumber those of i.e., outraged Catholics over what is said in
mosques and the popular press.
17 posted on 06/12/2006 3:16:33 PM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA

Worth a look ...

http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060605fa_fact


18 posted on 06/13/2006 5:47:57 AM PDT by aculeus
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