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May 27, 2005

In Case You Missed It: Falacci On Trial For Blasphemy

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.

Europe, despite its pretenses, is not a very free society at all.


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