Oriana Fallaci (1930-2006)
Sep 15, 2006
Today, the Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci lost her battle against cancer, DPA reports. Aged 77, she died in hospital in her home town of Florence.
We’ve lost a powerful voice in the battle against Islamic supremacism.
Pajamas Media: In Memoriam (via Instapundit).
She was a freedom fighter to her core, having descended from a proud line of such people. She had an anarchist grandfather and an anti-fascist father (once scheduled for execution) and a mother tough as nails. Oriana ran secret missions for the anti-fascist resistance inTuscany, while still a teenager. I have no doubt that she spent her entire adult life carrying out a very well defined mission to prove herself worthy of her name. She certainly succeeded. She was one of the all-time great nonconformists, she fought tyranny wherever she saw it and she challenged evil, especially in the hands of hypocrites, as soon as she detected its rotten odor.