Thursday, May 26, 2005

Double Standard

As you may have heard by now, fiery Italian authoress Orianna Fallaci has been charged with "defaming Islam" for her books that are based on the content and history of the kkkoran itself.

This is apparently a crime in Italy.
ROME (Reuters) - A judge has ordered best-selling writer and journalist Oriana Fallaci to stand trial in her native Italy on charges she defamed Islam in a recent book.

The decision angered Italy's justice minister but delighted Muslim activists, who accused Fallaci of inciting religious hatred in her 2004 work "La Forza della Ragione" (The Force of Reason).

Fallaci lives in New York and has regularly provoked the wrath of Muslims with her outspoken criticism of Islam following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on U.S. cities.

In "La Forza della Ragione," Fallaci wrote that terrorists had killed 6,000 people over the past 20 years in the name of the Koran and said the Islamic faith "sows hatred in the place of love and slavery in the place of freedom."
Grasso's ruling homed in on 18 sentences in the book, saying some of Fallaci's words were "without doubt offensive to Islam and to those who practice that religious faith."
Behold the triumph of dhimmitude! They are self-enforcing Sharia law on themselves for the pleasure of their Islamic Overlords.

The offending 18 sentences are here.

This is true censorship, by a government, using criminal law to enforce! Where are the stupid hollywood liberals who whine and complain about the "chill wind" that has oppressed their free speech somehow (because, well, sometimes people disagree with them now, it seems!); will they defend Fallaci?

At least in this country, people ought to realize there is no right to not be offended.

But much of leftist victim-group identity politics depends on the very notion that taking offense proves a right has been violated.

Get over it.

Well, Orianna fought the Nazis as a partisan in Tusacny as a 14-year old girl; I doubt these pissants will be able to endure her Rage and Pride.

(The Publisher's Weekly review at Amazon is of course decidely dismissive and negative, not wanting to hear the awful truth.)

But how about this for a double standard?

Meanwhile, last week over in London, or is that now Londonistan, hundreds of masked protesters freely violated Britains incitement laws and the police did...nothing:
Muslim protesters today called for the bombing of New York in a demonstration outside the US embassy in London.

There were threats of "another 9/11" from militants angry at reports of the desecration of the Koran by US troops in Iraq.
Hey, I thought it was the Jews, or the Pentagon, that engineered 9/11? They're admitting it now? And that they're in effect defending it as a just action that they might carry out again?
Some among the crowd burned an effigy of Tony Blair on a crucifix and then set fire to a Union flag and a Stars and Stripes.
And we're supposed to worry about offending them by "mishandling" a koran???
Led by a man on a megaphone, they chanted, "USA watch your back, Osama is coming back" and "Kill, kill USA, kill, kill George Bush".

A small detail of police watched as they shouted: "Bomb, bomb New York" and "George Bush, you will pay, with your blood, with your head."

Demonstrators in Grosvenor Square, some with their faces covered with scarves[a violation of the law], waved placards which included the message: "Desecrate today and see another 9/11 tomorrow."
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Martin Mubanga told the crowd he had seen a copy of the Koran "desecrated" during his time at Camp Delta.
This is a reliable witness? When we know their own al-Qaeda manuals instruct them to do exactly this?
He said: "This was one of the methods they used, throwing the Koran, my Koran, on the floor in my cell."
Oh, the horror! The horror!
One of the protesters called for the release of radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza. He shouted: "Your so-called democracy will fall under the sword of Allah. The day of judgment is coming."
Of course, these devout people have absolutely NOTHING to do with Islam, or so says Sgt. Schultz.

Here is a charming photo.


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