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Italian author on trial for defaming Islam
The Jerusalem Post ^ | June 12, 2005 | Associated Press/Rome

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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bergamo; defamingislam; democracy; fallaci; freespeech; islam; italianjustice; italianlaw; italy; orianafallaci; rop; sharia; wot
Less than amazing. . .more than amazing. Certainly speaks to the myth of marxist freedom and as well, marxist 'reason'. . .
1 posted on 06/12/2006 3:50:40 PM PDT by cricket
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To: cricket

When is Tom Hanks going to be put on trial for defaming the Christian Faith? hhhmmmmm??


2 posted on 06/12/2006 3:52:35 PM PDT by Cinnamon
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To: cricket
an Italian law that prohibits "outrage to religion."

Hooboy. Every day I am grateful we have freedom of speech in this country.

3 posted on 06/12/2006 3:52:53 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: cricket

Oriana, we are with you!
Can we keep this updated?


4 posted on 06/12/2006 3:54:00 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: cricket

I know this is changing the subject, but aren't some New Jersey legislators trying to ban Ann Coulter's new book???


5 posted on 06/12/2006 4:02:57 PM PDT by Savage Beast (9/11 was never repeated--thanks to President George Bush and his supurb leadership.)
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To: cricket

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?


6 posted on 06/12/2006 4:08:46 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: Savage Beast
I know this is changing the subject, but aren't some New Jersey legislators trying to ban Ann Coulter's new book???

Had not heard that; but NJ IS a Demrat state. . .so could well be. Fits their MO, for sure.

7 posted on 06/12/2006 4:09:21 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal Free. . .or suffer the consequences. . .)
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To: cricket
a pool ... that never purifies.

One can hardly think of a better description.

8 posted on 06/12/2006 4:10:03 PM PDT by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
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?

You forgot your /sarcasm/ notation [;^)] or at least an LOL. . .

9 posted on 06/12/2006 4:11:24 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal Free. . .or suffer the consequences. . .)
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To: cricket

bump


10 posted on 06/12/2006 4:15:31 PM PDT by VOA
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To: cricket

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.


11 posted on 06/12/2006 4:26:34 PM PDT by omega4412 (Multiculturalism kills. 9/11, Beslan, Madrid, London)
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To: cricket
Italian law that prohibits "outrage to religion."

Islam is not a religion. It is a death cult.

12 posted on 06/12/2006 4:28:19 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: cricket

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.


13 posted on 06/12/2006 4:30:33 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: Savage Beast
I know this is changing the subject, but aren't some New Jersey legislators trying to ban Ann Coulter's new book???

There is a big thread about that - think it's in Breaking News..

14 posted on 06/12/2006 4:31:03 PM PDT by don-o
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To: tet68
Oriana, we are with you! Can we keep this updated?

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. . .

15 posted on 06/12/2006 4:34:13 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal Free. . .or suffer the consequences. . .)
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To: cricket

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.


16 posted on 06/12/2006 4:36:55 PM PDT by PhillyRepublican
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To: don-o
There is a big thread about that - think it's in Breaking News..

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. . .

17 posted on 06/12/2006 4:40:23 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal Free. . .or suffer the consequences. . .)
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To: Savage Beast

Yeah....just after they finish replanting JIMMY HOFFA...


18 posted on 06/12/2006 4:45:00 PM PDT by pointsal (Q)
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To: popdonnelly
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.

. . .absolutely. . .

19 posted on 06/12/2006 5:14:26 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal Free. . .or suffer the consequences. . .)
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To: cricket
Last year, a judge ordered that she stand trial on charges of violating an Italian law that prohibits "outrage to religion."

The ENTIRE KORAN is an OUTRAGE to RELIGION!!


20 posted on 06/12/2006 5:17:18 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (In Memory of Crockett Nicolas, hit and run in the prime of his Cocker Spaniel life, 9/3/05.)
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To: Michael Goldsberry
Islam is not a religion. It is a death cult.

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. . .

21 posted on 06/12/2006 5:32:29 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal Free. . .or suffer the consequences. . .)
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To: HighlyOpinionated
The ENTIRE KORAN is an OUTRAGE to RELIGION!!

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.

22 posted on 06/12/2006 5:36:59 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal Free. . .or suffer the consequences. . .)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
One can hardly think of a better description.

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. . .

23 posted on 06/12/2006 5:42:38 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal Free. . .or suffer the consequences. . .)
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To: PhillyRepublican
Reminds me of when France put Bridget Bardot on trial for writing unkind words (the truth)about those poor, misunderstood, murderous Moors. . .

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?]

24 posted on 06/12/2006 5:53:30 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal Free. . .or suffer the consequences. . .)
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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.


25 posted on 06/12/2006 7:07:36 PM PDT by auzerais (Congress is the only whorehouse in America that loses money)
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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. . .

26 posted on 06/12/2006 7:28:23 PM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal Free. . .or suffer the consequences. . .)
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27 posted on 06/12/2006 7:32:26 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican (everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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If she's found guilty in Bergamo, and she lives in New York, what's the next move? Extradition? An Italian Special Ops Force breaking into her digs in the middle of the night to whisk her back to her homeland?

This is all so silly it begs the imagination. I thought the French were the specialists in theatrical farce.

Leni

28 posted on 06/12/2006 7:36:48 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Mi casa es su casa. Mi pais es su pais. Mi dinero es su dinero. Mi..............)
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[If she's found guilty in Bergamo, and she lives in New York, what's the next move? Extradition? An Italian Special Ops Force breaking into her digs in the middle of the night to whisk her back to her homeland?

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. . .

29 posted on 06/13/2006 2:00:27 AM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal Free. . .or suffer the consequences. . .)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Thanks. . .nothing like 'mapping' to put this in perspective. . .frightening perspective, for sure.

Every time I see a Mosque. . .I think of the lesson of the 'trojan horse'. . .

30 posted on 06/13/2006 2:07:06 AM PDT by cricket (Live Liberal Free. . .or suffer the consequences. . .)
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Yes, it is scary and I wish it is only a dream.

The Muslims remind me of the Borg in Star Trek. They will not stop until they conquer everything.

"Resistance is Futile"

31 posted on 06/13/2006 2:10:01 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican (everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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So I guess the Italian people are safe from a tour of "Piss Crucifix". I doubt they're all broken up over that one. I think I'll keep our freedoms all the same.
32 posted on 06/13/2006 2:11:10 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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The liberals have banned Fallaci because she is right about Islam.

(Denny Crane: "Every one should carry a gun strapped to their waist. We need more - not less guns.")

33 posted on 06/13/2006 2:12:42 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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Didn't she coin the phrase "Eurabia"?
34 posted on 06/13/2006 2:13:09 AM PDT by Uriah_lost (http://www.wingercomics.com/d/20051205.html)
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Now that's irony...lol...sob


35 posted on 06/13/2006 2:18:33 AM PDT by Uriah_lost (http://www.wingercomics.com/d/20051205.html)
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