The shameful proceedings have commenced. If (and only if) Europe survives free and un-Islamized, Fallaci will go down in history as one of the heroes of this age — and those involved in this trial as a collection of Quislings and Petains. “Author’s trial for defaming Islam begins,” from The Guardian, with thanks to JE:
The trial of Oriana Fallaci, a journalist and author accused of defaming Islam in a book, was opened and adjourned yesterday in an Italian court.
The charge stems from a recent book, The Strength of Reason, one of a trilogy she has published since the September 11 attacks on the US. In the book, Fallaci, 77, is alleged to have made 18 blasphemous statements, including referring to Islam as “a pool that never purifies”.
“Blasphemous” statements? Interesting choice of words — indicating how close Italy’s religious hatred laws come to enforcing Sharia provisions against dhimmis criticizing Islam.
Also, why does The Guardian not give the actual English title, The Force of Reason? Does it want to divert its readers from the book?
She has been charged with violating a law that forbids defamatory statements about a religion acknowledged by the Italian state. The offence is punishable with a fine of up to â‚¬6,000 (Â£4,100)….
All of the charges are false, and what Fallaci said was correct. And anyway there should be no such laws on the books. They are politically motivated, selectively enforced, and ultimately detrimental to the survival of non-Sharia society in Europe.
Neither party attended the hearing in Bergamo. The judge ordered another hearing on June 26.