May 27, 2005
— Ace That's not the formal charge, but that is the gist of the complaint.
Despite prosecutors' attempts to get the whole matter dismissed -- even the prosecutors want nothing to do with this! -- the trial of former-leftist, now pro-American, pro-war, anti-Muslim extremism writer Oriana Falacci will go forward. She's accused of "insulting Islam" and inciting hatred of a religion.
There must be a dozen venomously anti-Catholic books published in Europe every year, but I haven't heard about any trials for those.
To paraphrase: the long, dark night of fascism is always falling in America, yet it always seems to land in Europe.
Posted by: Rocketeer67 at May 27, 2005 07:56 AM (F6QHz)
Posted by: BrewFan at May 27, 2005 07:57 AM (Byr3j)
I swear that lady's tongue could whip enough sparks off cement to light up Manhattan for a year and a day...
Posted by: Megan at May 27, 2005 08:04 AM (LoCa8)
The Islamofascists play the PC card and demand special protections as a minority religion. The special protections turn into privileges that they use to club their opponents into submission. Look at the attempts to establish Sharia courts in Canada, the British anti-defamation of religion laws, and this stupid law in Italy among other things.
If a theologian criticizes the philosphy of Islam, he's defaming the religion and committing a hate crime. Soon people will be afraid to criticize Islam for fear of prosecution.
The left goes along because the primary targets are Christians.
Posted by: Iblis at May 27, 2005 08:12 AM (ShzoE)
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Posted by: Lipstick Dynamite at May 27, 2005 12:02 PM (1f7Hp)
We're trying to organize and react to this judiciary insanity. For more infos, please visit http://ideazione.blogspot.com/2005/05/orianagate4.html (and other posts with a similar title).
Posted by: a.man. at May 29, 2005 08:49 AM (ByTzj)
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