Friday, September 15, 2006

Oriana Fallaci, RIP

From AP via the New York Sun:

Fallaci's recent publications -- including the best-selling book "The Rage and The Pride," which came out weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks … sold more than 1 million copies in Italy and found a large audience elsewhere in Europe ...

Her next essay, "The Strength of Reason," accused Europe of having sold its soul to what Fallaci described as an Islamic invasion. It also took the Catholic Church to task for being what she considers too weak before the Muslim world.

Describing Europe as "Eurabia," Fallaci said the continent "has sold itself and sells itself to the enemy like a prostitute." "Europe becomes more and more a province of Islam, a colony of Islam," she wrote.

Robert Spencer from Jihad Watch:

“She was one of the most fearless and courageous defenders Western civilization had in these latter days, and the West rewarded her by hounding, persecuting and vilifying her. Such is the state of the society and culture she loved and tried to save from itself.

Many times in her last months, after she did me the honor of calling me her friend, I thought to myself, What can I do for Oriana? … But the best way we can pay tribute to Oriana is by becoming Oriana. Let there be a hundred new Orianas today, a thousand new passionate and articulate and absolutely unbowed defenders of Western culture and civilization, …

3 Comments:

Blogger Always On Watch said...

[T]he best way we can pay tribute to Oriana is by becoming Oriana. Let there be a hundred new Orianas today, a thousand new passionate and articulate and absolutely unbowed defenders of Western culture and civilization

AMEN!

I already miss Oriana.

9/15/06, 11:55 AM  
Anonymous George Mason said...

A giant has left us, but, o what she left us with. Our task is match her fortitude, honesty, integrity, and passion for Western civilization. Her words will be there to urge us on.

9/15/06, 3:48 PM  
Blogger Cubed © said...

Indeed, an incredible legacy. Let's roll!

9/16/06, 4:29 PM  

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