Fallaci’s own words:
A Sermon for the West
“the West does live in fear. People are afraid to speak against the Islamic world. Afraid to offend, and to be punished for offending, the sons of Allah. You can insult the Christians, the Buddhists, the Hindus, the Jews. You can slander the Catholics, you can spit on the Madonna and Jesus Christ. But, woe betide the citizen who pronounces a word against the Islamic religion.”
I Stand with Israel: I Stand with the Jews
“I find it shameful that in obedience to the stupid, vile, dishonest, and for them extremely advantageous fashion of Political Correctness the usual opportunists–or better the usual parasites–exploit the word Peace. That in the name of the word Peace, by now more debauched than the words Love and Humanity, they absolve one side alone of its hate and bestiality. That in the name of a pacifism (read conformism) delegated to the singing crickets and buffoons who used to lick Pol Pot’s feet they incite people who are confused or ingenuous or intimidated. Trick them, corrupt them, carry them back a half century to the time of the yellow star on the coat. These charlatans who care about the Palestinians as much as I care about the charlatans. That is not at all.”
Translation of The Rage and the Pride
Pamela attended one of Fallaci’s last public apperances last March.
(click on cartoon for WSJ interview)
Update Wretchard has a beautiful post.
Update 2 Oriana and Rosie – two women of the left
After all, she was the only atheist to defend Christmas against the depredations of American secularists.
(technorati tags Oriana Fallaci)
Sigmund, Carl and Alfred says
I posted this comment on Dr Sanity, and it bears repeating, I believe:
Talleyrand once said, “Speech is a faculty, given to man, to conceal his thoughts.”
Likewise, there are times speech cannot express or fully reveal thoughts.
Orianna Fallaci’s significant contributions to Europe, past and present and future, will never be fully or properly appreciated with mere words.
The only appropriate way to thank her is to fully celebrate and defend the freedom of man, and not submit to a particular ideology.