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  • FALLACI TO GO ON TRIAL FOR DEFAMING ISLAM

    05/24/2005 6:59:33 AM PDT · by thierrya · 43 replies · 1,363+ views
    AGI ^ | 05/24/2005 | AGI
    FALLACI TO GO ON TRIAL FOR DEFAMING ISLAM (AGI) - L'Aquila, Italy, May 24 - In Oriana Fallaci's book "The Force of Reason" there are expressions that are "unequivocally offensive to Islam and Muslims," said the Bergamo preliminary investigative judge, Armando Grasso, who accepting the Adel Smith's opposition to filing away the trial proposed by the prosecutor, ordered the prosecution to formulate the charge "according to article 406 of article 403 of the criminal code," for defamation of Islam. The well known author, therefore, will be put on trial. Adel Smith, president of the Italian Muslim Union, sued the writer...
  • The Rage of Oriana Fallaci

    12/05/2004 7:21:31 PM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 92 replies · 2,331+ views
    The New York Observer. ^ | 1/27/2003 and 12/5/2004 | by George Gurely
    On a recent afternoon, the telephone rang in Oriana Fallaci's Manhattan townhouse. The tiny, blue-eyed 72-year-old writer put down her cigarette and picked up the receiver. "Oh, it is you!" she said. She assured the caller she was all right, then thanked him and hung up. "He calls to see if I'm alive," she said, "to see if I need something." The caller was a police officer, who has been checking in on Ms. Fallaci since the publication of her most recent book, The Rage and the Pride, which she wrote in New York during the weeks following Sept. 11....
  • The Last Night Alive

    08/11/2004 2:21:30 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 177+ views
    Belmont Club ^ | Wednesday, August 11, 2004 | wretchard
    Wednesday, August 11, 2004 The Last Night Alive In the 50s sci-fi horror movie Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, a Professor Thurgood Elson is sent down in a diving bell to investigate the approach of a prehistoric rhedosaurus on the East Coast of the United States so that the Armed Forces can prepare for its defense. Momentarily forgetting his military mission, Professor Elson succumbs to his academic curiousity and delays having himself hoisted to safety while he continues to describe the morphological wonders of the monster until a break in the transmission informs the audience that he has left it too...
  • Tough Italian Journalist Turns Eye on Self (Oriana Fallaci is dying of cancer)

    08/07/2004 5:28:38 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 16 replies · 1,095+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/6/04 | AP
    ROME - Oriana Fallaci, the Italian journalist known for ruthlessly grilling her subjects, says she detests interviews but has granted one herself — to herself — because she is dying of cancer. The Milan daily Corriere della Sera published the slim volume, "Oriana Fallaci Interviews Oriana Fallaci," as a supplement to its newspaper Friday. In the work, Fallaci, 74, asks herself why she agreed to the interview. "Because death is on my back. Medicine has issued the sentence: `Lady, you cannot get better. You won't get better,'" is the reply. Fallaci's battle with cancer began some 11 years ago. In...
  • Muslim Europe

    05/11/2004 7:53:11 PM PDT · by SegerSkriv · 19 replies · 157+ views
    www.danielpipes.org ^ | May 11, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Muslim Europe by Daniel Pipes New York Sun May 11, 2004 "Europe becomes more and more a province of Islam, a colony of Islam." So declares Oriana Fallaci in her new book, La Forza della Ragione, or, "The Force of Reason." And the famed Italian journalist is right: Christianity's ancient stronghold of Europe is rapidly giving way to Islam. Two factors mainly contribute to this world-shaking development. The hollowing out of Christianity. Europe is increasingly a post-Christian society, one with a diminishing connection to its tradition and its historic values. The numbers of believing, observant Christians has collapsed in the...
  • Forceful Reason: Fallaci issues a wake-up call to Europe.

    05/04/2004 7:03:20 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 87 replies · 652+ views
    National Review ^ | May 04, 2004, 8:34 a.m | Lorenzo Vidino
    Oriana Fallaci" is not a household name in the United States, but it cannot be uttered in Europe without generating a heated reaction. Even though her 2002 book, The Rage and the Pride, was translated into English (by Fallaci herself) and sold many copies in the U.S., it was on the other side of the ocean that intellectuals, politicians, and ordinary citizens passionately debated the views of the celebrated Italian journalist. The Rage and the Pride is either loved or hated; the positions Fallaci takes in it leave no middle ground. Outraged by the events of 9/11, Fallaci criticizes both...
  • Controversial Italian journalist's new book says Europe is becoming 'a province of Islam'

    04/05/2004 3:00:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies · 845+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-5-04 | ALESSANDRA RIZZO
    ROME (AP) -- A new book by controversial journalist Oriana Fallaci that hit bookstores here Monday accuses Europe of having sold its soul to what she describes as an Islamic invasion. Entitled "The Strength of Reason," ("La Forza della Ragione" in Italian), the book also accuses the Roman Catholic Church of being too weak before the Muslim world. "Europe becomes more and more a province of Islam, a colony of Islam. And Italy is an outpost of that province, a stronghold of that colony," the book says. "In each of our cities lies a second city: a Muslim city, a...
  • Islam vs. McWorld

    03/29/2004 7:10:32 AM PST · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 372+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | March 26, 2004 | JAMES L. FREDERICKS
    Since the crusade against terrorism replaced the Cold War as a way for Americans to clarify their moral role in this complicated world, there has been no shortage of advice on how we should be handling Muslims. For many, the Red Menace has been replaced by the Green Menace. Oriana Fallaci, in a book that she claims is “a scream rather than an essay,” warns us that Muslims “will vex and boss us always more and more. ’Til the point of subduing us. Therefore, dealing with them is impossible. Attempting a dialogue, unthinkable. Showing indulgence, suicidal. And he or she...
  • Muslims Rage at Fallaci's Pride

    09/16/2003 8:54:40 PM PDT · by vladog · 14 replies · 180+ views
    Digital Freedom Network ^ | September 16, 2003 | A.E. Huggett
    etting what could become an ugly precedent for censorship in the EU, 11 Muslim men residing in the French city of Lyon have brought a race hatred suit in Paris against Italian writer Oriana Fallaci for writing The Rage & The Pride as her response to the Islamofascist destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Before this personal suit, French race hate issues went through their public prosecutor or various French anti-race associations. According to their French lawyer, Giles Devers, the 11 Muslims have as much of a right to bring suit as any association. He went...
  • Oriana Fallaci: The Soliloquy of Dakel Abbas

    04/02/2003 9:06:10 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 6 replies · 408+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 04/03/03 | Oriana Fallaci
    <p>His name was Dakel Abbas, and he was a 21-year-old Iraqi soldier drafted in a village where along with his wife he lived raising cucumbers, onions, eggplants. A village near As-Samawah, central Iraq. Rather than a soldier, however, you would have thought him to be a survivor from a concentration camp. His head looked like a skull with a nose and a mouth and two eyes. His chest, a bas-relief of ribs hardly covered by skin. His biceps, tiny bones that could fit inside the palm of a child. (Saddam Hussein does not feed the troops very well.) He had been captured at the end of the Gulf War by members of the Kuwaiti Resistance who, supposedly by mistake, had opened fire on his group while it surrendered. In fact he appeared badly wounded and the doctors didn't know whether he would recover.</p>
  • Oriana Fallaci: Rage and doubt of a threatened civilisation

    03/15/2003 3:33:34 PM PST · by MadIvan · 102 replies · 2,965+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | March 16, 2003 | Oriana Fallaci
    Oriana Fallaci, the controversial writer who has caused a furore with her views on Islam, says we have realised too late that our values are in danger To avoid the dilemma of whether this war should take place or not, to overcome the reservations, the reluctance and the doubts that still lacerate me, I often say to myself: “How good if the Iraqis would get free of Saddam Hussein by themselves. How good if they would execute him and hang up his body by the feet as in 1945 we Italians did with Mussolini.” But it does not help. Or...
  • The Rage of Oriana Fallaci

    01/23/2003 2:37:59 PM PST · by dennisw · 67 replies · 1,405+ views
    ny observer ^ | January 23, 2003|5:33 PM | by George Gurley
    The Rage of Oriana Fallaci by George Gurley On a recent afternoon, the telephone rang in Oriana Fallaci’s Manhattan townhouse. The tiny, blue-eyed 72-year-old writer put down her cigarette and picked up the receiver. "Oh, it is you!" she said. She assured the caller she was all right, then thanked him and hung up. "He calls to see if I’m alive," she said, "to see if I need something." The caller was a police officer, who has been checking in on Ms. Fallaci since the publication of her most recent book, The Rage and the Pride, which she wrote in...
  • Oriana Fallaci on Anti-Semitism

    06/11/2002 3:45:46 PM PDT · by galethus · 3 replies · 274+ views
    American Jewish Committee Publications ^ | June 11, 2002 | Oriana Fallaci
    [SNIP] I find it shameful that, in part because of the fault of the Left-no, especially because of the fault of the Left (think of the Left that begins its congresses applauding the PLO representative in Italy, who represents here the Palestinians who seek Israel's destruction)-the Jews in Italian cities once again are frightened. And in French and Dutch and Danish and German cities, it is the same. I find it shameful that when the scoundrels dressed as kamikazes march, (Jews) shudder as they trembled in Berlin during Kristallnacht, that is, the night on which Hitler began the hunt of...
  • Anger and Pride by Oriana Fallaci.. Her first essay about 9-11-2002 attack

    04/20/2002 4:05:12 PM PDT · by dennisw · 97 replies · 5,920+ views
    e mail | november 2001 | Oriana Fallaci
       Anger and Pride by Oriana FallaciWritten November 2001 Introduction by Ferruccio de Bortolo: With this extraordinary piece, Oriana Fallaci breaks a decade of silence. A very long silence. Our most celebrated female writer (she calls herself a writer and refuses to use the word “journalist” anymore) lives a good part of the year in Manhattan. She doesn’t answer the phone, opens the door rarely, and goes out even less. She never gives interviews. Everyone has tried, no-one has succeeded. Isolated. But history and destiny saw to it that the center of the modern apocalypse opened, like a Dantesque...
  • On Jew-Hatred in Europe

    04/17/2002 6:08:20 PM PDT · by TheMole · 106 replies · 1,060+ views
    Corriere della Sera ^ | April 17, 2002 | Oriana Fallaci
    (This is a translation of the full version of an article previously posted in a shorter form.) On Jew-hatred in Europe By Oriana Fallaci April 17, 2002 Originally published in Corriere della Sera. Translation by Chris and Paola Newman. I find it shameful that in Italy there should be a procession of individuals dressed as suicide bombers who spew vile abuse at Israel, hold up photographs of Israeli leaders on whose foreheads they have drawn the swastika, incite people to hate the Jews. And who, in order to see Jews once again in the extermination camps, in the gas chambers,...