Oriana Fallaci

Oriana Fallaci (born 24th July 1929 in Florence) is an Italian journalist and author, who travelled much in Vietnam, Pakistan, and South America. Recently she received much public attention for her open critique of contemporary Islam, which she said is trying to destroy the West, and that Islamists might succeed at subjugating the West and recreating it in their Islamic image. She has also attracted controversy for expressing anti-abortion views despite her sympathies with anarchism. She criticizes intellectuals, especially Europeans, who ignore deep Islamist hatred of the West's intellectual traditions. Fallaci is an admirer of writer Gaetano Salvemini who warned against Fascism but was not believed because it was too early.

Table of contents
1 Books
2 Quotes
3 External Links

Books

  • One Man, a novel about her lover Alekos Panagoulis, a leader of the Greek resistance against the Junta, written after he was murdered by his opponents
  • The Rage and The Pride ISBN 0847825043 A "sermon" against Islam. Original title La Rabbia e l'Orgoglio.
  • Inshallah, a fictional account of Italian troops stationed in Lebanon in 1983
  • If the Sun Dies, about the US space program
  • Interview With History, a collection of interviews with various political figures
  • Letter to a child never born, a dialogue between a mother and her unborn child
  • So be it, report on the Vietnam war based on personal experiences
  • Several others

Quotes

  • "The clash between us and them is not a military one. It's a cultural one, a religious one, and the worst is still to come."
  • "It is the Mountain. That Mountain which in one thousand and four hundred years has not moved, has not risen from the abyss of its blindness, has not opened its doors to the conquests of civilization, has never wanted to know about freedom and democracy and progress. In short, has not changed. That Mountain which in spite of its shameful richness of its retrograde masters (kings and princes and sheiks and bankers) still lives in scandalous poverty, still vegetates in the monstrous darkness of a religion which produces nothing but religion." The Rage and The Pride page 30
  • "And Truth does not necessarily stay in the middle. sometimes it stays on one side only. At the Irving Plaza meeting Salvemini too tried to point out this fact that nobody accepts." The Rage and The Pride page 32

External Links


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