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Welcome to the Asylum. This is a site devoted to politics and current events in America, and around the globe. The THREE lunatics posting here are unabashed conservatives that go after the liberal lies and deceit prevalent in the debate of the day. We'd like to add that the views expressed here do not reflect the views of other inmates, nor were any inmates harmed in the creation of this site.

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Oriana Fallaci, 1929-2006: May She Rest In Peace

She is the talk of the blogosphere today. The ardent antifascist and outspoken Italian journalist passed away today, and the world mourns the loss of Italy's own "iron lady."

Michelle Malkin, AllahPundit, and Michael Ledeen have parting goodbyes for her. Pajamas Media has a round-up of bloggers that are remembering the passing of this firebrand; a true warrior against all that which threatens freedom and liberty.

We are not going to "pretend" to know who this woman is. However we can say that after reading through the various blogs, reading their memories of this woman, that she was definitely a strong writer whose views shaped many opinions. AllahPundit states that she is a lot like Christopher Hitchens, and based on what we have read of what she has written we are apt to agree.

Charles Johnson @ LGF has this from Reuters:

Oriana Fallaci, one of Italy’s best-known journalists and war correspondents who shocked the literary world with a vitriolic assault on Islam after the September 11 attacks on the United States, died on Friday aged 77.Fallaci died in her home town of Florence after battling cancer for several years, a hospital official said.

Aggressive and provocative until the end, Fallaci made her name as a tenacious interviewer of some of the most famous leaders of the 20th century.

They included Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

She covered wars in Vietnam, the Middle East, and Latin America at a time when few women braved the front lines, and was shot and beaten in 1968 during student demonstrations in Mexico.

This woman will be sorely missed, especially at a time when the world needs people like her the most. She never gave an inch in interviews, and she never bothered to worry about speaking her mind. The world has lost one of its best minds, and strongest defenders. She will be mourned by many, and remembered by all.

And, in closing, we will be going out tonight to find her books. Wisdom of this sort should never be passed up.



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