Skip to comments.Report: Italian Writer Oriana Fallaci Dies
Posted on 09/15/2006 5:31:16 AM PDT by kabar
ROME -- Veteran journalist and writer Oriana Fallaci, a former war correspondent best known for her abrasive interviews and provocative stances, has died, Italian news reports said Friday. She was 76.
Fallaci, who had been diagnosed with cancer years ago, died in a Florence hospital, the Italian agencies ANSA and Apcom said. The reports said that she had been hospitalized for days.
Fallaci, a former Resistance fighter and war corespondent who was hardly seen in public, had lived in New York for years.
Her recent publications _ including the best-selling book "The Rage and The Pride," which came out weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001 _ drew accusations of inciting hatred against Muslims.
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Ave Maria, piena di grazia,
il Signore è con te.
Tu sei benedetta fra le donne
e benedetto è il frutto del tuo seno, Gesú.
Santa Maria, Madre di Dio,
prega per noi peccatori,
adesso e nell'ora della nostra morte.
Goodbye Oriana, and thank you.
Although I do not know much about her personally, from what I have read since September 11th, this was a woman of conviction and a great writer. I read her book, the Rage and the Pride, shortly after the September 11th attacks and was taken aback to see somebody tackle Islam the way that she had in this book. It should have been a big wake-up call to Europe. Too bad they wasted the last years of her life prosecuting her for hate crimes.
I liked her, but who didn't among reasonable people?
Great author! Oddly, I am currently reading "The Force of Reason".
No more harassement suits from Islamics!
RIP, Ms. Fallaci.
You fought the good fight since 9-11-01.
May she truly rest in peace. She fought Nazis, Brown Shirts, Communists and she tried to warn us ALL about Islamo-fascism............
Time to crack open a bottle.
Rest in peace.
Was just considering purchasing one of her books - she seems to tell it like it is.
Does it measure up to the Rage? I just reserved Reason from my library. Hopefully will be reading it next week.
I hope she found religion before she passed...
Truly, one of the few sensible voices in journalism.
She was one tough brave lady, and she'll be missed.
Load of crap. [/shaking my head in disgust]
May God rest the soul of a very brave woman.
Godspeed Oriana. You were one of the greats.
"No one may sleep".... not sure what the "Turandot" reference has to do with this?
OK. I was overthinking the Puccini reference and thinking about Chinese Princesses.
It is not as ranting, more history & background, but still good.
There is a great tribute to her on Michele Malkin's site
"Oriana Fallaci, one of Italy's best-known writers and war correspondents who goaded the world's great and issued a vitriolic assault on Islam after the September 11 attacks on the United States, died on Friday aged 77.
Fallaci died in her home town of Florence after battling cancer for several years, a hospital official said.
Aggressive and provocative to the end, Fallaci made her name as a tenacious interviewer of some of the most famous leaders of the 20th century.
She quarreled with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, provoked U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger into likening himself to a cowboy, and tore off a chador (enveloping Islamic robe) in a meeting with Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
'A great Italian and brave writer has died who has led a life full of passion, full of love, with great civil courage,' Ferruccio De Bortoli, editor-in-chief of Il Sole 24 Ore newspaper, told Reuters."
May her words go on to wake up coming generations.
Huge, sad loss.
Italy, Europe and the entire world were enriched for her having been here and are diminished by her departure. May her words continue to stir the souls of free men and women everywhere.
(No more Olmert! No more Kadima! No more Oslo! )
RIP. One of the few remaining voices of sanity in Europe. Che Dio la benedica.
She grew up politically at the end when her Leftist colleagues attcked her for speaking the truth. I think she exposed the infantile Left with the precision of a neurosurgeon.
She is going to be missed in the dark days ahead.
WOW! She must have had a soul of steel.
(No more Olmert! No more Kadima! No more Oslo! )
Now here is someone to mourn. A great, great lady!
She was a tough lady and one that I would have gladly bought a beer for.
Rest in Peace, Oriana. Thank you for being what a reporter should be - someone who challenges those in power who need challenging...with FACTS. Your profession and this world are worse for your passing, but far better for you having been here for a while.
I happened to meet her a few years ago when she was dining with some friends. She was not at all cowed by these charges but indignant that some U.S. universities had withdrawn speaking invitations. She could hardly believe that this kind of cowardice was going on in America.
We'll meet again one day, Oriana. I don't know if it will be in the Heaven. But it will be the place where all the people loved Freedom will meet.
We'll miss you, I'LL MISS YOU.
We knew it was coming but it hurts just the same. A heart-felt "thank you" for a brave woman. BTT.
Her own beloved Italy has become her enemy number2 where she was not allowed to return without being captured at the airports for undergoing trials in the justice houses of cities of her OWN Italy by our Italian stupid leftist judges, because guilty of saying the truth about islam. Her scream aimed to wake up the languid torpor of a too sleepy Europe, that she calls Eurabia, busy only with the ridiculous slogan "politically correct", She used all her force to shake the conscience of us (stupid) Italians. Now here in Italy we also have to stand the hypocrital mourn show of myopic journalists and puppet-politicians who have been crucifying her until her last days. She defended the West and the truth. She had no time for lies.
I personally shiver for her death. A western light has gone. Addio Oriana. Grazie sempre.
Now you'll see all the big name cowards write glowingly about her...now that she's dead....but wouldn't come to her aid when she was alive. Just wait. RIP, Ms. Fallaci.
GRAZIE, GRAZIE GRAZIE for having spoken to us. We won't forget.
Prayers for her...She will be missed.
Yes Hildy, the coward actors have already started their show, they are already uttering their hypocricism. How painful it is here in her beloved-hated Italy.
Btw, have you noticed? September 12th she dies, September 12th the Pope holds his speach in the Regensbourg University about islam violence... Don't forget that this Pope Benedict was the ONLY authority who received Oriana last year. No one else has wanted her! They all rejected her as the "peste" (in italian, i cannot translate it). I shiver i shiver.
May God rest her soul.
I was privileged to hear her speak in NYC in November 2005. A person of uncompromising spirit, moral vision, and intellect. Powerful even in extreme illness.
National treasure, lost.
Well spoken. BTTT
I hear you, my friend.