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. . .
And it begins with their defining 'infidels' and how to deal with them. . .and Islam surely cannot be separated from political idiology that brings a government, as well. . .sanctioned death to dissenters. . )
Calling this an outrage speaks only to the Left's built-in arrogance in their choice for sensational words and their framing of issues/ideas so as to serve a totalitarian world view.
(when will we call. . .aspade a'spade?). . .When our necks are literally against their steel blade?)
No redemption in 'too late smart' here. . .
No matter how you slice it. . .this 'part IS equal to the whole;
. . . particlarly since this 'part' is what RULES the passion of so many and with such devastation.
Ms. Fallaci has a gift for words. . .wonder how/where. . .say. . . Gore Vidal weighs in on this. The New York Times and the creative Lib elite. . .the Left et als. . .
Had not remembered that one with Bardot.
[ As we speak, O'Reilly tackling again the issue of 'Coulter' and what I think is her justifiable side swipe of the 'Jersey Girls'. . .
Have we even been asked to 'vote' whether we thought Michael Moore was 'appropriate'? Or ANY 'Leftspeak' that is hurled daily by Libs?]
Couter is on Hannity&Colmes with some 2nd rate NJ pol. Ann has rightly called him a book-burner for advocating that Coulter's book be banned in NJ.
Loved when she offered that 'she never heard of him' and told him precisely what she thought of his being there. . .
This is all so silly it begs the imagination. I thought the French were the specialists in theatrical farce.
This is all so silly it begs the imagination. I thought the French were the specialists in theatrical farce.] Yes, it does beg if not defy. . .
Certainly Justice is not part of this legal exercise; but only appeasement.
But no win. . .only a Country losing dangerously; when it comes to Muslim/Islamic outreach. . .
Fear is a positive and 'normal' response, when we hear the 'Left' offer their prescriptions for making everything 'better' with our enemies. . .
Every time I see a Mosque. . .I think of the lesson of the 'trojan horse'. . .
The Muslims remind me of the Borg in Star Trek. They will not stop until they conquer everything.
"Resistance is Futile"
(Denny Crane: "Every one should carry a gun strapped to their waist. We need more - not less guns.")
Now that's irony...lol...sob
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