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  • Paris Attacks Confirm Fallaci's Islam Insights

    01/09/2015 5:26:41 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 10 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 10 January 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    These are some of the things that Oriana Fallaci wrote after 9/11. So little has changed that she could have written them now, after the Paris attacks, which also confirm how right she was. ~~~~~~~ The enemy is in our home The canard of "moderate" Islam, the comedy of tolerance, the lie of the integration, the farce of multiculturalism continue. And with that, the attempt to make us believe that the enemy consists of a small minority and that small minority lives in distant countries. Well, the enemy is not a small minority. And he's in our home. He's...
  • police: moore muslim beheading had nothing to do with terrorism – just random workplace beheading

    09/26/2014 3:14:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/26/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Police say the beheading had nothing to do with his Islamic faith.KFOR reported: The FBI is now looking into Nolen’s background after his former co-workers said he tried to convert them to Islam after recently converting himself.Lewis says the FBI is working in conjunction with the Moore Police Department, especially when it comes to the religious aspect of the case.At this time, it is not known if the suspect’s beliefs played a role in the attack. Vaughan Foods after the beheading (News 9)Police also say there is no link to terrorism. It was just a random workplace beheading. ABC7 reported:...
  • 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...