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  • The Ugly Side of Idealism

    11/13/2011 6:36:01 PM PST · by jjotto · 5 replies
    Cross-Currents ^ | November 10th, 2011 | Jonathan Rosenblum
    On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, P.J. O’Rourke described the mass murder as “an act of idealism.” Not idealism as we colloquially use the term to refer to the ability to place other values over one’s immediate self-interest, but rather “the concept that mankind and society could and should be perfected.” That vision of a perfected society causes O’Rourke’s idealists to ignore the human costs of the coercion required to create their ideal society. The 9/11 hijackers were driven by an older theological vision of a world-wide caliphate under the harmonious rule of Sharia. But most modern idealists derive their...
  • THE SHAGGED SHEEP [Best Steyn Ever!]

    01/27/2011 3:02:59 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 17 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | November 30, 2008 | The Incomparable Mark Steyn
    This is a long piece but it does have underage sex and bestiality in it. So enjoy! The other day I had an e-mail from M J Murphy, who blogs as Big City Lib, saying only this: I think you owe Dr. Miller an apology. There followed a link to a post called Steyn Gets Punked By 28-Year Old Literary Hoax: Remember the kerfuffle between Mark Steyn and journalism professor Dr. John Miller from a few weeks back? Dr. Miller accused Steyn of taking material for "America Alone" from illegitimate sources like the infamous Little Green Book: Sayings of the...
  • Italians destroy an islamic building to build instead an "Oriana Fallaci" plaza

    05/20/2008 12:28:49 PM PDT · by drzz · 30 replies · 279+ views
    La Republicca ^ | 05 20 2008 | drzz
    The government of Oppenao (Verona), Italy, refused to build a mosque and is about to build instead a plaza in honor of author Oriana Fallaci, Italy's La Republicca reports. On May 17, bulldozers destroyed the little building that was used as a preach room and which was thought by Oppenao's muslims to become a mosque. The Oppenao mayor told journalists his citizens didn't want the mosque and they supported the idea of honoring Fallaci instead. Oriana Fallaci is known for her fight against islam. She died of cancer in 2006.
  • Profile in Courage (MSM Oriana Fallaci Barf Alert)

    11/10/2007 1:56:01 PM PST · by khnyny · 11 replies · 78+ views
    Janinedigiovanni.com ^ | December 2006 | Janine di Giovanni
    In 1985, when I first saw this photograph of Oriana Fallaci - or La Fallaci, as she referred to herself - I was a student at the Iowa Writer's Workshop: a displaced East Coast girl, unhappy in the cornfields among my cutthroat fellow students. I remember staring at Fallaci's surly expression, her dark nail varnish and burning cigarette, and thinking she was beautiful. Her deep-set eyes had a lived-in look: She saw the world for what it ws and did not give a damn how it regarded her back. Seeing this sophisticated Italian, I realized how out of place I...
  • A secular Muslim hawk who has the Church's ear on Islam

    08/22/2007 10:11:17 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies · 1,031+ views
    Communion and Liberation’s annual “Meeting” in the Italian coastal city of Rimini is sort of a Catholic cross between the Algonquin Roundtable and Lollapalooza – one part intellectual discourse, one part rock-and-roll festival. Drawing crowds in excess of 700,000, it’s perhaps the leading annual forum in Europe for Catholics attracted to a strong sense of religious identity and a challenge to secular culture. (Communion and Liberation is among the new movements in the Catholic Church, often regarded as fairly conservative. The group's American director, the affable Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, once laughingly described it as "Opus Dei for lazy Catholics.") Ironically,...
  • She Said What She Thought ... Mark Steyn on Oriana Fallaci

    01/13/2007 11:58:39 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 26 replies · 1,576+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | December 2006 | Mark Steyn
    “You go fuck yourself,” said Oriana Fallaci to no one in particular in a recent New Yorker profile. “I say what I want.” And she did. Latterly, she said what she wanted about Islam, on which subject most of us feel constrained to be more, ah, circumspect. And what she wanted to say to Islam boiled down pretty much to: go fuck yourself. She scorned Muslims for their habits of reproduction, of evacuation, of female genital mutilation. She developed obsessions both arcane – who really invented sherbet (the ancient Romans, not the “sons of Allah”) – and unhealthy, if not...
  • Atheist gifts pontifical school in will (Oriana Fallaci's tribute to Benedict XVI)

    10/21/2006 9:50:56 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 47 replies · 1,386+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 21, 2006 | FRANCES D'EMILIO
    ROME - An Italian journalist and self-described atheist who died last month has left most of her books and notes to a pontifical university in Rome because of her admiration for Pope Benedict XVI, a school official said Saturday. Oriana Fallaci had described the pontiff as an ally in her campaign to rally Christians in Europe against what she saw as a Muslim crusade against the West. As she battled breast cancer last year, she had a private audience with Benedict, who was elected only a few months earlier, at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo. In one of...
  • Stray Thoughts: My Two Cents on the Power of Free Speech

    10/06/2006 4:53:20 PM PDT · by Natty Bumppo@frontier.net · 4 replies · 262+ views
    Spare Change | October 6, 2006 | Dave Aland
    Whether you believe Darwin or not, there is ample evidence that, at least in small ways, living things evolve. They adapt, adjust, and learn. Facing external pressures, the many processes that lead to change or mutation in living things permit new options and strategies for survival. The ones that survive are, de facto, the successful traits, and become part of the new standard. In one theological discussion of evolution, a pastor of my acquaintance once said that these mutations were “the stray thoughts of God”, no different than the impulses of the artist who modifies and refines an artistic composition....
  • Not the Rome of Old: Muslim Threats Rattle a City Plus: Oriana Fallaci, RIP

    09/21/2006 6:44:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 692+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | September 21, 2006 | Elizabeth Lev
    ROME, SEPT. 21, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The Romans are worried. On the bus, in the cafes and standing in the interminable post office lines, people are weighing the possibility of a Muslim reprisal in the wake of Benedict XVI's citation of a 14th-century dialogue between the Byzantine emperor Manuel II and a Persian theologian. Though Romans gracefully weathered the 4 million visitors for the funeral of Pope John Paul II in April 2005 and stoically considered the possibility of a terrorist attack before the general elections this past spring, the reactions to Benedict XVI's lecture at the University of Regensburg have...
  • My Courageous Hero: Oriana Fallaci (Babara Simpson: Go Thou To Valhalla, Oriana! Alert)

    09/17/2006 10:36:53 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 637+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 09/18/06 | Barbara Simpson
    I envision her as a Viking warrior, whose body is sent to the gods on a fiery barge with all the honors due. Oriana Fallaci was outspoken, courageous, dedicated, talented, passionate and honest – in her personal life and in her writings as a journalist, reporter and novelist. And now she's gone. The call, early Friday morning, brought me the news I dreaded. Oriana Fallaci had died at 3 a.m. in a private clinic in the city of her birth, Florence, Italy. She was 77. She is survived by siblings and their children. I cried. I felt I knew her...
  • La Fallaci - A prophet of decline passes from the scene.

    09/17/2006 11:17:49 AM PDT · by dennisw · 7 replies · 720+ views
    opinionjournal- wall street journal ^ | Saturday, September 16, 2006 12:01 | TUNKU VARADARAJAN
    NEW YORK--Even as Oriana Fallaci breathed her last through lungs marinaded in enough nicotine to sink a ship (leave alone a birdlike creature who weighed no more than 80 pounds at best, pearl necklace included), protests rumbled in the Muslim world over a recent utterance by Pope Benedict XVI in which he faulted the prophet, Muhammad, for exhorting his followers to spread Islam by the sword. Effigies of the pope have been torched by mobs, although the irruption has also included unintended drollery; a spokeswoman for the Musharraf dispensation in Pakistan observed yesterday that "anyone who describes Islam as a...
  • Appreciating Oriana Fallaci

    09/17/2006 4:28:04 AM PDT · by billorites · 10 replies · 560+ views
    danielpipes.org ^ | September 16, 2006 | Daniel Pipes
    Fallaci died yesterday, September 15, in Florence, Italy.In her memory, I offer an introduction to Ms Fallaci that I delivered on November 28, 2005, at a Center for the Study of Popular Culture event honoring her, chaired by David Horowitz. Her talk that evening, at the 3 West Club in New York City, was latterly incorporated in her book, The Force of Reason. I believe this was her final public appearance. It is my great pleasure to introduce Oriana Fallaci to you.Born in 1930 in Florence, Italy, she was brought up in an anti-fascist family and her father was...
  • Depressing Times (Victor Davis Hanson, must read)

    09/17/2006 8:35:35 AM PDT · by Allan · 77 replies · 2,488+ views
    Work and Days ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Depressing Times Oriana Fallaci, RIP, the Pope, and a Sad Age Rarely has the death of a public intellectual affected me as much as the passing of Oriana Fallaci. I never met her, and only received a brief note once from her accompanying a copy of The Rage and the Pride. The story of her career is well known, but her death, at this pivotal time, was full of paradoxes and yet instruction as well. Radical Islam is, among other things, a patriarchal movement, embedded particularly in the cult of the Middle-Eastern male, who occupies a privileged position in a...
  • Farewell La Fallaci ... Mark Steyn

    09/16/2006 10:52:53 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 26 replies · 2,208+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 16 Sep 2006 | Mark Steyn
    FAREWELL, LA FALLACI I never really thought cancer would get Oriana Fallaci. She seemed so full of fire in the last few years that one assumed any tumor would shrivel and burn inside her. No doubt the legal harassment from her enemies and their appeasers in European justice systems took some toll. But she lived to finish a brace of books unique in their rollercoaster combination of facts and passion. Here's what I had to say about The Force Of Reason in Maclean's a few months ago: Over in Sweden, they’ve been investigating the Grand Mosque of Stockholm. Apparently, it’s...
  • RIP Warrior Princess: Oriana Fallaci

    09/15/2006 8:20:40 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 76 replies · 3,005+ views
    Political Mavens ^ | 9/15/06 | Stefan Kanfer
    Oriana Falacci was not a favorite with the PC crowd. She made no bones about her loathing of what she called Eurabia. This was no latter-day Crusader readying for the onslaught of the Islamic invader. As she saw it, the incursion had already taken place, and post-Christian Europe was the worse for it. When she died last week she bequeathed to the world a series of books, some luminous, some overwrought, but all written with an ardent mind and heart. Falacci’s last volume, The Force of Reason, uses a litany of radical Islam’s recent crimes—anti-Semitic and anti-Christian screeds, beheadings, explosions,...
  • Report: Italian Writer Oriana Fallaci Dies

    09/15/2006 5:31:16 AM PDT · by kabar · 51 replies · 1,491+ views
    Washington Post ^ | The Associated Press
    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...
  • Italy - Writer Oriana Fallaci has died

    09/14/2006 11:39:21 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 67 replies · 1,716+ views
    E' dead woman the scrittrice Oriana Fallaci Passed away to 77 years to Florence celebre the author: it suffered from some years of a badly incurabile one FLORENCE - E' died to Florence the scrittrice Oriana Fallaci. It had 77 years, was plagued from some years from a badly incurabile one. It second seems that the journalist was ricoverata from some day in a hospital fiorentino where, its precise dispositions, the stay in hospital has happened in the most tightened riserbo. The funerals will be carried out in closely private shape
  • Islam 'defamation' trial delayed (Oriana Fallaci)

    06/14/2006 7:45:52 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 20 replies · 560+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 14, 2006 | WorldNetDaily
    Renowned Italian author Oriana Fallaci is facing charges of 'defaming Islam' after the publication of her book "The Force of Reason." The trial opened Monday in Bergamo, Italy, and quickly was adjourned, according to the Associated Press. It is set to resume June 26. The 75-year-old Fallaci, who also suffers from cancer, faces a possible three-year prison term. Italian law prohibits "outrage" toward religion. Although not as well known in the U.S., Fallaci has been recognized as an illustrious journalist in Europe for decades. Known for her aggressive interviews of Henry Kissinger, Yasser Arafat and Ayatollah Khomeini, her books have...
  • Author on trial for defaming Islam

    06/13/2006 11:04:21 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 159+ views
    HindistanTimes ^ | June 12, 2006
    Author on trial for defaming Islam Associated Press Rome, June 12, 2006 The trial of Italian author and veteran journalist Oriana Fallaci, accused of defaming Islam in a 2004 book, opened Monday in northern Italy and was quickly adjourned, a lawyer said. Fallaci, who lives in New York, did not attend the hearing in Bergamo, northern Italy. Monday's hearing was largely devoted to technicalities, and the proceedings were adjourned to June 26, said Matteo Nicoli, a lawyer for the Muslim activist who brought the lawsuit against Fallaci. Activist Adel Smith, who also was not in court, charged that some passages...
  • (Oriana Fallaci) Muslim Target By Robert Spencer

    06/12/2006 6:04:46 PM PDT · by dennisw · 11 replies · 491+ views
    .frontpagemag ^ | June 14, 2005 | Robert Spencer
    Oriana Fallaci is 75 years old. The renowned Italian journalist lives in hiding because of death threats she received after the publication in 2001 of her book The Rage and the Pride. She is dying of cancer. And now she is going to go on trial for “defaming Islam.” The complaint comes from Adel Smith, president of the Muslim Union of Italy, who was never charged with defaming Christianity after he referred to a crucifix as a “miniature cadaver” during his 2003 efforts to have depictions of Christ on the Cross removed from Italian schools.[1] He has amassed a reputation...
  • Italian author on trial for defaming Islam

    06/12/2006 3:50:37 PM PDT · by cricket · 34 replies · 901+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | June 12, 2005 | Associated Press/Rome
    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."...
  • Trial of Author Oriana Fallaci Continued (Islam: THE Intolerant Religion)

    06/12/2006 8:56:46 AM PDT · by VOA · 17 replies · 826+ views
    AP ^ | 6-12-06 | AP
    ROME - The trial of Italian author and veteran journalist Oriana Fallaci, accused of defaming Islam in a 2004 book, opened Monday in northern Italy and was quickly adjourned, a lawyer said. (snip) Last year, a judge ordered Fallaci to stand trial on charges of violating an Italian law that prohibits "outrage" to religion. (snip) In "The Strength of Reason," Fallaci accuses Europe of having sold its soul to what she describes as an Islamic invasion.
  • Writer facing jail for mosque threat

    06/06/2006 6:04:37 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 39 replies · 1,304+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | June 7, 2006 | Malcolm Moore
    The Italian author Oriana Fallaci, who once wrote that Muslims "breed like rats", may be facing up to three years in prison after she vowed to blow up a mosque.Ms Fallaci, 75, who has cancer, is due to appear in court next week charged with the lesser offence of vilifying Islam, punishable with a £3,450 fine. But after her latest outburst in the New Yorker last week Muslim leaders are demanding that she be tried for inciting religious hatred, which carries a three-year jail term. The former journalist, who has said she will not attend Monday's hearing in Bergamo, told...
  • Writer Facing Jail For Mosque Threat (Oriana Fallaci)

    06/06/2006 6:25:30 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 1,023+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-7-2006 | Malcom Moore
    Writer facing jail for mosque threat By Malcolm Moore in Milan (Filed: 07/06/2006) The Italian author Oriana Fallaci, who once wrote that Muslims "breed like rats", may be facing up to three years in prison after she vowed to blow up a mosque. Ms Fallaci, 75, who has cancer, is due to appear in court next week charged with the lesser offence of vilifying Islam, punishable with a £3,450 fine. But after her latest outburst in the New Yorker last week Muslim leaders are demanding that she be tried for inciting religious hatred, which carries a three-year jail term. The...
  • ORIANA FALLACI & THE NEW YORKER -- The Liberal NY Establishment Has No Clothes!

    06/06/2006 8:11:00 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 16 replies · 1,270+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | Steven Rittenberg
    Ever since 9-11 scared the hell out of this wordsmith class, the magazine has devoted itself to explaining that there is no real threat from totalitarian Islam, the misunderstood "other", but instead the danger to the world emanates from the person of President George Bush. Like any shared delusional belief, the community of believers feels special, superior to the unknowing masses, and reassured. While radical Islam is battering at the gates, the New Yorker turns its collective gaze, every week, to the imaginary threats posed by the macho cowboy in the White House. No reason to be concerned about an...
  • Oriana Fallaci and the New Yorker

    06/02/2006 1:35:28 PM PDT · by ritt · 7 replies · 307+ views
    Horsefeathers ^ | 06-01-2006 | Stephen Rittenberg
    The New Yorker magazine has, for many years, catered to the anxieties and strivings of wordsmith intellectuals and those aspiring to that status. Is there a psychiatrist’s office in Manhattan that doesn’t display the magazine in its waiting room? It is a part of the supportive therapy worried wordsmith intellectuals require. It reassures them that, just as in 6th grade, they are still the cleverest ones in the class, whatever the adult world may think. It assures them their sexual confusion is evidence of an elevated metrosexual status. It tells them that their physical timidity is in reality, evidence of...
  • BOOKSTORE CENSORS [SF clerk calls Fallaci "Fascist"]

    03/11/2006 7:45:47 AM PST · by aculeus · 52 replies · 1,368+ views
    The New York Post ^ | March 11, 2006 | By CATHY SEIPP
    A FRIEND of mine took his daughter to visit the famous City Lights in San Francisco, explaining that this store is important because years ago it sold books no other store would - even, perhaps especially, books whose ideas many people found offensive. So, though my friend is no Ward Churchill fan, he didn't really mind the prominent display of books by the guy who famously called 9/11 victims "little Eichmanns." But it did occur to him that perhaps the long-delayed English translation of Oriana Fallaci's new book, "The Force of Reason," might finally be available, and that, because Fallaci's...
  • The Fallaci Code

    03/26/2006 8:17:20 AM PST · by Fiji Hill · 21 replies · 1,253+ views
    L. A. Weekly : Books ^ | March 15, 2006 | Brendan Bernhard
    The Fallaci Code By Brendan Bernhard March 17, 2006 -- Oriana Fallaci asks: Is Muslim immigration to Europe a conspiracy? In The Force of Reason, the controversial Italian journalist and novelist Oriana Fallaci illuminates one of the central enigmas of our time. How did Europe become home to an estimated 20 million Muslims in a mere three decades? How did Islam go from being a virtual non-factor to a religion that threatens the preeminence of Christianity on the Continent? How could the most popular name for a baby boy in Brussels possibly be Mohammed? Can it really be true that...
  • Oriana Fallaci asks: Is Muslim immigration to Europe a conspiracy?

    03/17/2006 10:31:29 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 22 replies · 891+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | 3/15/2006 | BRENDAN BERNHARD
    Oriana Fallaci asks: Is Muslim immigration to Europe a conspiracy? By BRENDAN BERNHARD Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 8:00 pm Oriana Fallaci Photo by Francesco Scavullo In The Force of Reason, the controversial Italian journalist and novelist Oriana Fallaci illuminates one of the central enigmas of our time. How did Europe become home to an estimated 20 million Muslims in a mere three decades? How did Islam go from being a virtual non-factor to a religion that threatens the preeminence of Christianity on the Continent? How could the most popular name for a baby boy in Brussels possibly be Mohammed?...
  • Oriana Fallaci asks: Is Muslim immigration to Europe a conspiracy?

    03/16/2006 11:00:36 AM PST · by Leisler · 89 replies · 4,628+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | Wednesday, March 15, 2006 | BRENDAN BERNHARD
    In The Force of Reason, the controversial Italian journalist and novelist Oriana Fallaci illuminates one of the central enigmas of our time. How did Europe become home to an estimated 20 million Muslims in a mere three decades? How did Islam go from being a virtual non-factor to a religion that threatens the preeminence of Christianity on the Continent? How could the most popular name for a baby boy in Brussels possibly be Mohammed? Can it really be true that Muslims plan to build a mosque in London that will hold 40,000 people? That Dutch cities like Amsterdam and Rotterdam...
  • Fallaci Decapitated: Emblem of the New Europe

    02/14/2006 10:40:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 960+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Feb 14, 2006 | Robert Spencer
    An art show in Milan has illustrated once again the deep affinity between the Left and the forces of the global jihad. As Muslims the world over call for the deaths of those who have "insulted Islam," anyone who wants to see the author of the seminal post-9/11 books The Rage and the Pride and The Force of Reason beheaded can go to the Galleria Luciano Inga-Pin in Milan, which is exhibiting Giuseppe Veneziano's "American Beauty" from January 19 through March 18. This is a series of paintings designed to highlight the "weakness and perversity of the 'American way of...
  • Fallaci Beheaded [Art Exhibit In Milan Italy. Liberals And Jihadists Working Together]

    02/13/2006 5:54:24 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 27 replies · 1,270+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Feb. 13, 2006 | Robert Spencer
    A disgraceful art exhibit in Milan has illustrated once again the deep affinity between the Left and the forces of the global jihad. In these days of Muslims the world over calling for the deaths of those who have “insulted Islam,” anyone who wants to see Oriana Fallaci beheaded need look no further than the Galleria Luciano Inga-Pin in Milan, which is exhibiting Giuseppe Veneziano’s “American Beauty” from January 19 through March 18. This is a series of paintings designed to highlight the “weakness and perversity of the ‘American way of life.’” It accordingly features straightforward, if somewhat lurid, portraits...
  • FrontPage Magazine's Woman of the Year: Oriana Fallaci

    12/30/2005 9:27:21 AM PST · by elizabethr · 6 replies · 428+ views
    FrontPage Magazine's Woman of the Year: Oriana Fallaci By FrontPage Magazine FrontPageMagazine.com | December 30, 2005 After spending most of the last century fighting against fascism, Oriana Fallaci continues to demonstrate the enduring grip of Orwellianism: she is to be tried in Italy for thought-crime. For spending her childhood fighting Hitler and Mussolini, and for dedicating the last four years of her life to rousing the West to the danger posed by Islamofascism, she more than merits designation as FrontPage Magazine’s Woman of the Year. Oriana Fallaci has rebelled against fascism most of her life. She is not an ideologue,...
  • Oriana Fallaci Tribute (Vanity)

    11/29/2005 12:49:34 AM PST · by dervish · 53 replies · 4,386+ views
    11/29/05
    I was at a tribute sponsored by Center for Popular Culture (David Horowitz) honoring Oriana Fallaci, the Italian Journalist now living in NYC who has come out strongly against Islam in the post 9/11 world. Attending were Daniel Pipes, who introduced her, Robert Spencer who will be writing about the event in Frontpage, Norman Podhoretz, Frank Gaffney, Phyllis Chessler, John Fund of WSJ, Josh Gerstein of NY Sun, and assorted other who I probably did not recognize. It was an honor to be there. Fallaci is very sick and near death. But you would never know it from the fire...
  • FrontPage Magazine's Woman of the Year: Oriana Fallaci

    12/30/2005 4:39:35 AM PST · by unionblue83 · 22 replies · 774+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 30 December 2005 | FrontPage Magazine
    After spending most of the last century fighting against fascism, Oriana Fallaci continues to demonstrate the enduring grip of Orwellianism: she is to be tried in Italy for thought-crime. For spending her childhood fighting Hitler and Mussolini, and for dedicating the last four years of her life to rousing the West to the danger posed by Islamofascism, she more than merits designation as FrontPage Magazine’s Woman of the Year. Oriana Fallaci has rebelled against fascism most of her life. She is not an ideologue, bound to implement any given ideology. Hers is a defensive mission. She is, by her own...
  • WHO'S HOT & WHO'S NOT!

    12/07/2005 2:38:27 PM PST · by Apolitical · 7 replies · 770+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | R. Bastiat, et al
    2. ORIANA FALLACI Kudos to Oriana Fallaci -- the gutsy, outspoken Italian journalist, author, and fearless champion of human freedom -- who has been named winner of the Annie Taylor Award by the Center for the Study of Popular Culture for "exceptional courage against great odds and in the face of great danger." Fallaci, 75, has been fighting the good fight since 1944, when she joined the Italian anti-fascist resistance at age 14, and she has spent most of her life combating and exposing tyrants and murderers from Mussolini and Hitler to Stalin, as well as modern-day oppressors. In recent...
  • Fallaci: Warrior in the Cause of Human Freedom

    12/04/2005 12:33:08 PM PST · by bordergal · 11 replies · 454+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | November 30, 2005 | Robert Spencer
    “We are gathered here tonight,” announced David Horowitz, “to honor a warrior in the cause of human freedom.” Oriana Fallaci, who received the Center for the Study of Popular Culture’s Annie Taylor Award in New York Monday evening, has been a warrior for human freedom ever since she joined the anti-fascist resistance in 1944, at age fourteen. For over six decades, she has fought against those she has labeled “the bastards who decide our lives,” opposing all forms of tyranny and oppression, from Mussolini and Hitler to Osama bin Laden and Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi. She amassed a fearsome reputation as...
  • Fallaci: Warrior in the Cause of Human Freedom

    11/30/2005 12:51:29 AM PST · by mal · 8 replies · 811+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | November 30, 2005 | Robert Spencer
    “We are gathered here tonight,” announced David Horowitz, “to honor a warrior in the cause of human freedom.” Oriana Fallaci, who received the Center for the Study of Popular Culture’s Annie Taylor Award in New York Monday evening, has been a warrior for human freedom ever since she joined the anti-fascist resistance in 1944, at age fourteen. For over six decades, she has fought against those she has labeled “the bastards who decide our lives,” opposing all forms of tyranny and oppression, from Mussolini and Hitler to Osama bin Laden and Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi. She amassed a fearsome reputation as...
  • Pope met anti-Islam author Fallaci - reports

    09/02/2005 3:13:17 AM PDT · by an italian · 34 replies · 591+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 2nd september 2005 | an italian
    ROME (Reuters) - Pope Benedict has had a meeting with Oriana Fallaci, the Italian author of best-selling books that criticise Islam, local media reported on Tuesday. Italian news agency Ansa quoted Vatican sources as saying the private meeting took place on Saturday at the Pope's summer residence in Castelgandolfo, near Rome. The Vatican was not immediately available to comment, but one official, who declined to give his name, said such a meeting had been under discussion for a long time. Fallaci lives in New York and has regularly provoked the wrath of Muslims with her outspoken criticism of Islam and...
  • Oriana Fallaci met Pope, Vatican confirms

    08/31/2005 7:29:00 PM PDT · by NeoCaveman · 16 replies · 765+ views
    Catholic World News ^ | 8/31/05 | Staff
    Vatican, Aug. 31 (CWNews.com) - Vatican officials have confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) met with the controversial Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo on August 27. Although the meeting was not intended to be publicized, friends of Fallaci leaked news of the writer's meeting with the Pontiff, and the Vatican verified the reports. Fallaci has been an outspoken critic of immigration trends in Europe, saying that the demographic trend amounts to an "Islamic invasion." She currently faces charges in Italian courts for allegedly insulting the Islamic faith. Fallaci, who suffers from cancer,...
  • Oriana Fallaci --"The Enemy We Treat Like A Friend" (London bombings)

    07/25/2005 8:01:59 AM PDT · by dennisw · 60 replies · 12,674+ views
    mystery achievement ^ | July 20 or thereabouts | Oriana Fallaci
    "The Enemy We Treat Like A Friend" (Part I) Rather than try to keep up with the body counts from the latest love offerings by the Religion of Peace or, more painfully, to listen to the latest outrages against human decency pouring forth from the lips of their apologists--pale of skin and heart--I've decided to give the floor to one of the very few people who has been consistently making sense ever since the Muslim war against our civilization came to New York on a September morning four years ago. From the Italian blog Eddyburg (via Romanwanderer) comes the latest...
  • Oriana in Exile

    07/18/2005 2:57:39 PM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 9 replies · 839+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | July 18, 2005 | Christopher Orlet
    On his deathbed, Pope Gregory VII (1020-1085) is reported to have said, "I have loved justice and hated iniquity; therefore I die in exile." Gregory's words might just as well be attributed to his fellow countryman Oriana Fallaci. Wanted for a speech crime in her native Italy, Europe's most celebrated journalist now passes her days in exile in an upper Manhattan townhouse. In May, Fallaci was indicted under a provision of the Italian penal code that criminalizes the "vilification of any religion admitted by the state." Specifically it is charged that her latest book The Force of Reason (due out...
  • Oriana Fallaci goes on trial for anti-Muslim book

    06/27/2005 2:53:40 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 95 replies · 7,737+ views
    United Press International ^ | 10/9/2005 | Elizabeth Bryant
    PARIS, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A second author Wednesday went to trial in Paris in as many months on charges of inciting racial hatred for a book that has denigrating passages on Islam. The latest case involves "Rage and Pride," a best-selling novel by Italian writer Oriana Fallaci. One plaintiff, the anti-racist group MRAP, wants the book banned from France altogether. Two others, including the Human Rights League, simply want disclaimers that its disparaging passages on Islam don't accurately reflect the Muslim religion. Fallaci, 72, who has cancer, was not present during the opening hearing. But her lawyer, Christophe Bigot,...
  • Prophet of Decline: An interview with Oriana Fallaci.

    06/22/2005 9:24:16 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 42 replies · 1,133+ views
    The Wall Street Journal Opinion Journal ^ | June 23, 2005 | Tunku Varadarajan
    New York – Oriana Fallaci faces jail. In her mid-70s, stricken with a cancer that, for the moment, permits only the consumption of liquids — so yes, we drank champagne in the course of a three-hour interview — one of the most renowned journalists of the modern era has been indicted by a judge in her native Italy under provisions of the Italian Penal Code which proscribe the "vilipendio," or "vilification," of "any religion admitted by the state." In her case, the religion deemed vilified is Islam, and the vilification was perpetrated, apparently, in a book she wrote last year...
  • Benedict 1, Europe 0 (A Brave New World referendum fails in Italy as Europe's secularists...)

    06/14/2005 11:38:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 1,020+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 6/15/2005 | George Neumayr
    The liberals of Europe -- those champions of free-ranging Voltairean speech and scourges of fanatical religion -- are dragging journalist and author Oriana Fallaci into court for writing a book critical of militant Islam. Fallaci, who now lives in Manhattan, has been ordered to stand trial in her native Italy for The Force of Reason, a 2004 book which a mau-mauing Muslim activist has managed to convince an Italian judge skates too close to a law prohibiting "outrages against religion." Can Catholic activists in Italy invoke this law too? If so, the critics of Fallaci would find themselves in court...
  • Muslim Target

    06/14/2005 12:47:47 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 46 replies · 1,023+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | June 14, 2005 | Robert Spencer
    Oriana Fallaci is 75 years old. The renowned Italian journalist lives in hiding because of death threats she received after the publication in 2001 of her book The Rage and the Pride. She is dying of cancer. And now she is going to go on trial for “defaming Islam.”
  • The 18 things you can't say about Muslims in Italy.

    05/26/2005 7:09:18 PM PDT · by Alouette · 9 replies · 513+ views
    Dagger in hand ^ | May 26, 2005 | Orianna Fallaci
    The 18 things you can't say about Muslims in Italy. Thanks to Ilario Vige, my indefatigable source of Oriana intel, I now have a pdf copy of an article from the Italian newspaper Libero, which reproduces the text of the complaint filed against Fallaci. How’s that for social capital in the internet age? (Ah, Prof. Putnam, there are more things in heaven and earth…) I don’t have time now to try to translate all of it, but eventually I hope to obtain copies of the cited code provisions so as to be in a position to understand the way the...
  • washingtonpost.com Fallaci charged in Italy with defaming Islam

    05/25/2005 3:04:13 PM PDT · by YOUGOTIT · 23 replies · 738+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2005 | By Crispian Balmer
    The Italian best-selling writer and journalist Oriana Fallaci was ordered to stand trial in Italy on charges she defamed Islam in her best selling book. This is my quick review of the first paragraph of the article. Read More at the site
  • Muslims On The Offensive Against Free Speach In Italy

    05/25/2005 8:19:52 AM PDT · by Tempestuous · 15 replies · 375+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, May 25, 2005; 8:13 AM | Crispian Balmer
    washingtonpost.com Fallaci charged in Italy with defaming Islam By Crispian Balmer Reuters Wednesday, May 25, 2005; 8:13 AM ROME (Reuters) - A judge has ordered best-selling writer and journalist Oriana Fallaci to stand trial in her native Italy on charges she defamed Islam in a recent book. The decision angered Italy's justice minister but delighted Muslim activists, who accused Fallaci of inciting religious hatred in her 2004 work "La Forza della Ragione" (The Force of Reason). Fallaci lives in New York and has regularly provoked the wrath of Muslims with her outspoken criticism of Islam following the Sept. 11, 2001,...
  • Trial over Italian Islam 'insult'

    05/24/2005 5:48:00 PM PDT · by Alex Marko · 97 replies · 1,838+ views
    Controversial Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci is to face trial for allegedly insulting the Muslim faith in her latest book, a court in Italy says. Ms Fallaci is being sued by the head of the Muslim Union of Italy, who says The Force of Reason is defamatory. The journalist caused an uproar with The Rage and the Pride, published two weeks after the 11 September attacks. In it, she said Western culture was superior to Islam and Muslim immigrants in the West had "multiplied like rats". Her lawyers have defended her right to express controversial opinions. "At the heart of her...