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  • Religion of peace in action, desperate to prove the Pope's wrong/right...

    09/22/2006 7:16:39 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies · 1,002+ views
    The Guardian of Islamic Extremism http://www.aina.org/news/20060921100346.htm ................................................................................................... Churches Firebombed By Members Of The "Religion of Peace" http://www.postchronicle.com/commentary/article_21240687.shtml ...................................................................................................If Islam is the religion of peace, it should act like it http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2006/092006/09212006/223419 The Free Lance-Star, VA - Sep 21, 2006... My next complaint is the lame argument that says something along the lines of "Islam (the religion of peace) doesn't promote violence; remember Christians are ......................................................................................................Death threats from the 'religion of peace' http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52078
  • JIHAD on the CHURCH, Muslims want Pontiff out

    09/22/2006 2:02:14 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 41 replies · 2,428+ views
    CalSun ^ | Sep; 22; 2006
    Muslims want Pontiff out Clerics, scholars call for Benedict removal after controversial Islam remarks by AP LAHORE, Pakistan -- About 1,000 Muslim clerics and religious scholars meeting yesterday in eastern Pakistan demanded the removal of Pope Benedict for making what they called "insulting remarks" against Islam.
  • 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...
  • Somalia: Islam is Official Religion, Conversion is Banned

    09/21/2006 12:16:45 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 20 replies · 4,336+ views
    AllAfrica ^ | Sep, 21, 2006
    Somalia is officially an Islamic state and conversion is prohibited. The country has a population of approximately 8.3 million, nearly all of them Sunni Muslims. There is a small, extremely low-profile Christian community. According to the International Religious Freedom Report 2006 issued by the US State Department last Friday, proselytizing for any religion except Islam is prohibited in Puntland and Somaliland and effectively blocked by informal social consensus elsewhere in the country. Somalia has had no government since the fall of Siad Barre in 1991. The Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), which grew out of individual courts' efforts to establish...
  • Religion of "peace": If you call me a killer one more time, I'm gonna kill ya

    09/21/2006 10:40:49 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 4 replies · 911+ views
    If you call me a killer one more time, I'm gonna kill ya http://moonagewebdream.blogs.com/moonage_political_webream/2006/09/if_you_call_me_.html September 20, 2006 If you call me a killer one more time, I'm gonna killa ya. `Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." Those are the words Pope Benedict uttered that has caused quite a stir. Those words were originally uttered in the 14th century by the Byzantine Emporor Manuel II. Now, contrary to the replies from Muslim fanatics, Byzantine was...
  • Religion of Peace Dying to Kill Again

    09/20/2006 11:10:16 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies · 1,048+ views
    CFP ^ | Monday, September 18, 2006 | J.B. Williams
    Muslims, Islam, Pope Benedict Religion of Peace Dying to Kill Again Al Qaeda terror commander hints at big attack on N.Y., Washington... The new al-Qaeda field commander recently interviewed in Afghanistan, is calling for Muslims to leave the U.S. -- particularly Washington and New York -- in anticipation of a major terror attack to rival Sept. 11, says the Canada Free Press story. Like most peace loving free people of the western world, I'd like very much to believe that Islam is indeed a peaceful religion seeking a peaceful coexistence with all peaceful peoples of the world. It's just hard...
  • Searching For Moderate Muslims (keep searchin'...)

    09/20/2006 12:46:11 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 454+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | September 20, 2006 | David Keene
    Searching For Moderate MuslimsBy David Keene September 20, 2006 The Islamic world, along with the politically correct world, is in a snit because Pope Benedict had the bad judgment in an academic forum to quote a Byzantine emperor's criticism of Islam's justification of forced conversion during his time. Islamic spokesmen reacted quickly, asserting that theirs is a religion of peace, condemning the Pope and blaming him as their followers began a new round of torching Christian churches around the world and killing those who attend them. I am agnostic on the question of whether Islam is at its heart peaceful...
  • Critics seek to undermine Pope's influence, Cardinal Ruini suspects (He Also Praises Oriana)

    09/19/2006 10:02:53 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies · 547+ views
    Catholic World News ^ | 9/18/2006 | n/a
    http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=46554Sep. 18 (CWNews.com) - Cardinal Camillo Ruini has announced that he thinks the international outrage surrounding Pope Benedict's speech in Regensburg is being fed-- especially in Italy-- by people who seek to damage the Pope's authority. "We deplore the misinterpretations-- which are not lacking in our own country," the cardinal said at a September 18 meeting of the leadership of the Italian bishops' conference. He promised that the Italian bishops would stand firm with the Pontiff, in the face of attacks that reflect a serious misreading of the Pope's actual text. Cardinal Ruini said that he was "surprised" that many...
  • First the Danes, now the Pope? Excuse the few honest guys for saying what most Non Muslims think!

    09/18/2006 9:01:17 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 483+ views
    First it was the Danes, now the Pope? Well, excuse the few honest guys for saying what most Non Muslims think! Voice of AmericaPope 'deeply sorry' at backlash on comments Globe and Mail - 7 hours agoWASHINGTON — Pope Benedict XVI says he's "deeply sorry" for unleashing a violent backlash across the Islamic world, insisting he never meant to endorse an obscure medieval text that characterized the Prophet Mohammed as evil and inhuman. ... Iraq al-Qaida says pope, West are doomed Houston ChroniclePope 'deeply sorry' for offending Muslims NorthJersey.comMonsters and Critics.com - Ïðàâî Âûáîðà - Seattle Times - New York...
  • Gazans warn pope to accept Islam (oh behold the "peace" of Islam, especially the "Palestinian" type)

    09/18/2006 10:04:52 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 28 replies · 970+ views
    JPost ^ | Sep, 18, 2006
    Gazans warn pope to accept IslamJerusalem Post, Israel Citing the words of the Prophet Muhammad, Muslim religious leaders in the Gaza Strip on Sunday warned Pope Benedict XVI that he must "accept" Islam if he wanted to live in peace. The warning, the first of its kind, came as many Christians in the West Bank expressed anger over a spate of attacks on churches in protest against remarks made by the pope about the Muslims and the Prophet Muhammad. Is it good for the West? The pope is a hardliner Two more churches in the West Bank were targeted on...
  • 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...
  • Report: Italian Writer Oriana Fallaci Dies

    09/15/2006 12:02:11 AM PDT · by lizol · 49 replies · 1,290+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, September 15, 2006
    Report: Italian Writer Oriana Fallaci Dies The Associated Press Friday, September 15, 2006; 2:50 AM 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. During her...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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 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: 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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.”
  • 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>
  • 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...