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Report: Italian Writer Oriana Fallaci Dies
Washington Post ^ | The Associated Press

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atheist; deadatheist; fallaci; italy; oriana; orianafallaci
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Lost: A voice of reason and wisdom.
1 posted on 09/15/2006 5:31:17 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

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.
Amen

Goodbye Oriana, and thank you.


2 posted on 09/15/2006 5:33:46 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: kabar

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.

RIP.


3 posted on 09/15/2006 5:35:25 AM PDT by deputac (NYPD & FDNY: The Other Twin Towers of New York)
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To: kabar

I liked her, but who didn't among reasonable people?


4 posted on 09/15/2006 5:36:36 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: kabar

Great author! Oddly, I am currently reading "The Force of Reason".


5 posted on 09/15/2006 5:38:30 AM PDT by vidbizz
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To: kabar

No more harassement suits from Islamics!

RIP, Ms. Fallaci.
You fought the good fight since 9-11-01.


6 posted on 09/15/2006 5:38:56 AM PDT by VOA
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To: kabar

May she truly rest in peace. She fought Nazis, Brown Shirts, Communists and she tried to warn us ALL about Islamo-fascism............


7 posted on 09/15/2006 5:39:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: kabar

Nessun dorma.

Time to crack open a bottle.


8 posted on 09/15/2006 5:39:29 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: kabar

Brave woman.
Rest in peace.


9 posted on 09/15/2006 5:41:34 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: kabar

Was just considering purchasing one of her books - she seems to tell it like it is.


10 posted on 09/15/2006 5:42:46 AM PDT by Fury
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To: vidbizz

Does it measure up to the Rage? I just reserved Reason from my library. Hopefully will be reading it next week.


11 posted on 09/15/2006 5:44:05 AM PDT by deputac (NYPD & FDNY: The Other Twin Towers of New York)
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To: kabar
Does this mean all those Arrest Warrants for 'hate speech' are null and void?

/s

12 posted on 09/15/2006 5:46:45 AM PDT by Condor51 ("Alot" is NOT a word and doesn't mean "many". It is 'a lot', two separate words.)
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To: kabar

I hope she found religion before she passed...

Truly, one of the few sensible voices in journalism.


13 posted on 09/15/2006 5:47:56 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: kabar

She was one tough brave lady, and she'll be missed.


14 posted on 09/15/2006 5:48:15 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (BlackwellvStrickland.blogspot.com, for the 411 on the Ohio race - linked on realclearpolitics)
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To: kabar
Her recent publications..........drew accusations of inciting hatred against Muslims.

Load of crap. [/shaking my head in disgust]

15 posted on 09/15/2006 5:50:33 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (A wall first. A wall now.)
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To: kabar

May God rest the soul of a very brave woman.


16 posted on 09/15/2006 5:58:06 AM PDT by clintonh8r (American first, conservative second.....Republican a distant third.)
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To: kabar
A great voice for Western civilization has been lost!

Godspeed Oriana. You were one of the greats.

17 posted on 09/15/2006 6:00:42 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: kabar
I adored her. A European who got it (and a former idol of the academic left to boot!).


18 posted on 09/15/2006 6:02:14 AM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

"No one may sleep".... not sure what the "Turandot" reference has to do with this?


19 posted on 09/15/2006 6:07:57 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: an italian

ping!


20 posted on 09/15/2006 6:08:39 AM PDT by burrian
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To: linda_22003
It means I am staying up and having a drink to remember.
21 posted on 09/15/2006 6:09:05 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

OK. I was overthinking the Puccini reference and thinking about Chinese Princesses.


22 posted on 09/15/2006 6:10:16 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: deputac

It is not as ranting, more history & background, but still good.


23 posted on 09/15/2006 6:12:12 AM PDT by vidbizz
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To: kabar
What a great loss. (Still, it's the exact age I would like to go at, too.)

RIP, Oriana. You left a remarkable legacy. Cheers.

24 posted on 09/15/2006 6:14:39 AM PDT by AnnaZ (I think so, Brain, but if we give peas a chance, won't the lima beans feel left out?)
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To: kabar
We've lost one of the greatest fighters of Islamic terrorism in the West. Thank you, Oriana, may you rest in peace.

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."

25 posted on 09/15/2006 6:18:57 AM PDT by Darnright (http://media.putfile.com/Webb-on-Allen)
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To: kabar

May her words go on to wake up coming generations.


26 posted on 09/15/2006 6:20:29 AM PDT by Sender (Earth: 4.5 billion years old. Islam: 1400 years old. Nukes: 61 years old. Stay tuned.)
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To: burrian
I was going to ping her, too!

Huge, sad loss.

27 posted on 09/15/2006 6:23:54 AM PDT by grellis (I don't know, let me ask my I Ching)
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To: kabar

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.


28 posted on 09/15/2006 6:35:18 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Dems - Your conduct is an invitation to the enemy, yet few of you have heart enough to join them.)
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To: deputac
From what I've read, she struck me as one of those people who had a lot to say and who lived life not just the way dilettantes live it in books but by encounters with history. She interviewed all of the famous, notorious and influential figures who shaped the history of our world in the past century. She could be abrasive at times but you can say of Oriana, she was always truthful with her audience. She lived her life with purpose, integrity and fearlessness. I think she would like that for her epitaph. And the way she fought through her final illness has made us admire her more. We mourn her but we also know she had a good death where she grew up and will buried in her native land. Few people have given the world a better portrait of itself and given an account of the currents that beset it than the now late Oriana Fallaci.

(No more Olmert! No more Kadima! No more Oslo! )

29 posted on 09/15/2006 6:44:47 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: kabar

RIP. One of the few remaining voices of sanity in Europe. Che Dio la benedica.


30 posted on 09/15/2006 6:56:22 AM PDT by Witch-king of Angmar
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To: goldstategop

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.


31 posted on 09/15/2006 6:58:19 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: Darnright
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.

WOW! She must have had a soul of steel.

32 posted on 09/15/2006 7:08:52 AM PDT by MJemison
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To: MJemison
They say a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged. I think the author went through life and discovered the beliefs she grew up with had little bearing on reality. In the end she gave us an account of life as it was and not as we would like it to be. Quite a contrast with the Left which even now, unlike Fallaci, is the one that dwells in its own fantasy world.

(No more Olmert! No more Kadima! No more Oslo! )

33 posted on 09/15/2006 7:12:51 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: kabar

Now here is someone to mourn. A great, great lady!


34 posted on 09/15/2006 7:17:26 AM PDT by veronica (NEW LITERARY AND ARTS JOURNAL offers free advertising for writers, bloggers, artists. FRmail me...)
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To: kabar

Damn.


35 posted on 09/15/2006 7:21:33 AM PDT by Houmatt
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To: kabar

She was a tough lady and one that I would have gladly bought a beer for.

R.I.P.


36 posted on 09/15/2006 7:34:16 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (God Bless the United States of America and all that defend her hard earned freedom!)
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To: kabar

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.


37 posted on 09/15/2006 7:43:12 AM PDT by Ancesthntr
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To: DoctorMichael

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.


38 posted on 09/15/2006 8:45:27 AM PDT by joylyn
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To: kabar

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.

GRAZIE.


39 posted on 09/15/2006 10:24:22 AM PDT by an italian (i'm not a lady, but one for who the war is never end...)
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To: kabar

RIP


40 posted on 09/15/2006 10:26:30 AM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: kabar

We knew it was coming but it hurts just the same. A heart-felt "thank you" for a brave woman. BTT.


41 posted on 09/15/2006 10:26:55 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: kabar

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.


42 posted on 09/15/2006 2:13:40 PM PDT by bohemien
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To: bohemien

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.


43 posted on 09/15/2006 2:16:08 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: kabar

GRAZIE, GRAZIE GRAZIE for having spoken to us. We won't forget.


44 posted on 09/15/2006 2:19:31 PM PDT by bohemien
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To: kabar

Prayers for her...She will be missed.


45 posted on 09/15/2006 2:21:15 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: Hildy

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.


46 posted on 09/15/2006 2:28:44 PM PDT by bohemien
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To: SunkenCiv; kabar

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.


47 posted on 09/15/2006 5:26:45 PM PDT by dervish (RIP Oriana Fallaci)
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To: kabar

National treasure, lost.


48 posted on 09/15/2006 5:34:18 PM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: bohemien

Well spoken. BTTT


49 posted on 09/15/2006 5:36:30 PM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: bohemien

I hear you, my friend.


50 posted on 09/15/2006 6:15:21 PM PDT by Hildy (I have two horses..their names? Snoopy and Prickly Pete.)
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