Now the Italian courts are trying to silence her because she speaks her mind about the decline of European civilization. Well, not really its decline, but rather the CAUSE for its decline:
Ms. Fallaci speaks in a passionate growl: "Europe is no longer Europe, it is 'Eurabia,' a colony of Islam, where the Islamic invasion does not proceed only in a physical sense, but also in a mental and cultural sense. Servility to the invaders has poisoned democracy, with obvious consequences for the freedom of thought, and for the concept itself of liberty." Such words--"invaders," "invasion," "colony," "Eurabia"--are deeply, immensely, Politically Incorrect; and one is tempted to believe that it is her tone, her vocabulary, and not necessarily her substance or basic message, that has attracted the ire of the judge in Bergamo (and has made her so radioactive in the eyes of Europe's cultural elites).Read the interview.
Tell me she is wrong.
Tell me it can't happen here.
Oriana wrote one of the all time great "angry all hell" pieces in the aftermath of September 11.
Here's a review of The Rage and the Pride by Rod Dreher, and another review by Lorenzo Vidino on Oriana's more toned down tome The Force of Reason.