My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, September 15, 2006

Oriana Fallaci Dies...

If you haven't read her book, The Force of Reason, then go out immediately and buy a copy.
The 77-year-old journalist was in the news in recent years because of her bestselling book The Rage and the Pride, published two weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the U.S. The book was critical of Islam and argued Western culture was superior to Muslim culture.

The book struck a nerve and sold well in Italy and Europe. Fallaci was already one of Italy's most respected journalists and a well-known anti-fascist during the Second World War.

"A great Italian and brave writer has died who has led a life full of passion, full of love, with great civil courage," said Ferruccio De Bortoli, editor in chief of Il Sole 24 Ore newspaper.

The paper published the essay that would lead to Fallaci's contentious book, in which Muslim immigrants are described as dirty and multiplying "like rats."

She wrote a later book, The Force of Reason, accusing the Muslim faith of sowing hatred, and warned Europeans they would soon be overwhelmed by Muslims and the Islamic faith. The journalist was ordered to stand trial on charges of defaming the religion, but the case never reached the courts.


Blogger SouthernGayRepublican said...

We've lost a great woman in the fight against Islamofacism.

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad that a 'Voice of Reason' is gone, hopefully she has inspired others to carry on against the uncivilized.

She didn't have to argue that Western culture is superior to Islamic 'culture' - everyone agrees that it is, especially Muslims - they'll take a ticket out of their backward countries any day of the week.

8:38 PM  
Blogger hephastion said...

Although I on ly c ame to no her rightings a year ago, her work inspired me. Civilization has lost one of its great defenders

4:26 PM  

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