The Force of Reason
Oriana Fallaci is back with her much-anticipated follow up to The Rage and the Pride, her powerful post-September 11 manifesto. The genesis for The Force of Reason was a postscript entitled Due Anni Dopo (Two Years Later), which was intended as a brief appendix to the thirtieth edition of The Rage and the Pride (2002). Once Ms. Fallaci completed the postscript, she chose to expand it into a book, a continuation of her ideas set in motion in The Rage and the Pride.In The Force of Reason Fallaci takes aim at the many attacks and death threats she received after the publication of The Rage and the Pride. Ms. Fallaci begins by identifying herself with one Master Cecco, the author of a heretical book who was burnt at the stake during the Inquisition seven centuries ago on account of his beliefs, and proceeds with a rigorous analysis of the burning of Troy and the creation of a Europe that, to her judgment, is no longer her familiar homeland but rather a place best called Eurabia, a soon-to-be colony of Islam (with Italy as its stronghold). Ms. Fallaci explores her ideas in historical, philosophical, moral, and political terms, courageously addressing taboo topics with sharp logic.
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I mean the case known as «The Italian way to infibulation»). * * * You know what
infibulation is, don't you? It is the mutilation that Muslims impose on their little girls
to prevent them, when grown, (or even before, if they marry at the age of nine), ...
«It's a matter of surgery that only requires a momentary wound: a soft-infibulation
which makes it possible to preserve the ritual and celebrate all the same what for
Muslim women is a sort of baptism» he said. He could because he had gotten ...
The bloody one is basically carried out in the way usually infibulation is carried
out in Islam. That is, with not sterilized scissors and knives. It consists in removing
the testicles with the same procedure which removes the little girls' clitoris. And ...
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How symbolic is it that Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and author, passed away on the same week that Pope Benedict made his remarks about Islam, sparking the fury of Muslims worldwide and forcing ... Read full review
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Spectacularly written. This book is a must read for all those confused by why western civilization is the target of Islam. This book exposes not radical islam but true islam. Read full review