Skip to comments.Italian author on trial for defaming Islam
Posted on 06/12/2006 3:50:37 PM PDT by cricket
Italian author and veteran journalist Oriana Fallaci goes on trial Monday, charged with defaming Islam in a 2004 book.
Fallaci, who lives in New York, was not expected to attend the hearing in Bergamo, northern Italy.
Muslim activist Adel Smith filed a lawsuit against Fallaci, charging that some passages in her book, "The Strength of Reason," were offensive to Islam. Smith's lawyer cited a phrase from the book that refers to Islam as "a pool ... that never purifies."
Last year, a judge ordered that she stand trial on charges of violating an Italian law that prohibits "outrage to religion." He cited a passage that reads: "To be under the illusion that there is a good Islam and a bad Islam or not to understand that Islam is only one ... is against reason."
Fallaci told The Associated Press last year that "I have expressed my opinion through the written word through my books, that is all."
A former resistance fighter and war correspondent, Fallaci has often stirred controversy for her blunt publications and provocative stances. Her most recent books have drawn accusations she incites hatred against Muslims.
In her best-selling essay "The Rage and the Pride," written as a response to the Sept. 11 attacks, Fallaci wrote that Muslims "multiply like rats" and said "the children of Allah spend their time with their bottoms in the air, praying five times a day." A group in France unsuccessfully sought to stop distribution of the book.
When is Tom Hanks going to be put on trial for defaming the Christian Faith? hhhmmmmm??
Hooboy. Every day I am grateful we have freedom of speech in this country.
Oriana, we are with you!
Can we keep this updated?
I know this is changing the subject, but aren't some New Jersey legislators trying to ban Ann Coulter's new book???
So this means of course that the Italians will soon be putting on trial muslim clerics who regularly defame Christians and Jews, as well as Western society generally, in their Friday sermons. I mean, they will, won't they?
Had not heard that; but NJ IS a Demrat state. . .so could well be. Fits their MO, for sure.
One can hardly think of a better description.
You forgot your /sarcasm/ notation [;^)] or at least an LOL. . .
If I were president, I'd award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Oriana Fallaci, Bat Yeor, and Victor Davis Hanson. The Saudis would probably be irritated.
Islam is not a religion. It is a death cult.
On trial for writing a book. Of course, the favored idiots of the Left and of Islam can offend anyone anyway they want. Aside from that, there's no reason to put anyone on trial for what they write in a book. This is another demonstration of how everything the Western world has fought for is going down the toilet. Time to stop the insanity right now.
There is a big thread about that - think it's in Breaking News..
Will she. . .or 'won't she. . .be found GUILTY?
That is the question. . .as well as the bigger one. . .
How did Sharia law become short for Italian Justice. . .
Reminds me of when France put Bridget Bardot on trial for writing unkind words (the truth)about those poor, misunderstood, murderous Moors.
Nice article, gotta follow this one.
Thanks. . .just home from 'away weekend'. . .
Of course, we know the undercurrents/links between 'Liberalism. . .Marxism. . .Nazism. . .Totalitarianism. . .and Fundamental Islamism. . .
We should not be surprised when we see it manifest. . .(though I still am) That said; these legislators could 'suggest' a boycott. . .but 'banning'; a whole other story. . .
Yeah....just after they finish replanting JIMMY HOFFA...
. . .absolutely. . .