Sentinel Writer, Thinker, Oriana Fallaci, 1930-2006

The victory of the will of free-people over domination commemorated on this anniversary of the Battle of Britain, was today further magnified today by heaven's reclaiming of the soul of the clarion conscience for freedom and resistance, writer Mrs. Oriana Fallaci.

We commemorate her passing today by referencing her article published in Corriere della Serre, in Dec 2002, in which she dedicated herself to support of the Jews and the Jewish Nation, and renounced her earlier, misguided defense of the Palestinian branch of the global, Islamist crusade.

I Stand with Israel: I Stand with the Jews

I find it shameful that ... primarily through the fault of the left... Jews in Italian cities are once again afraid. And in French cities and Dutch cities and Danish cities and German cities, it is the same. I find it shameful that Jews tremble at the passage of the scoundrels dressed like suicide bombers just as they trembled during Krystallnacht, the night in which Hitler gave free rein to the Hunt of the Jews.

I find it shameful and see in all this the rise of a new fascism, a new nazism. A fascism, a nazism, that much more grim and revolting because it is conducted and nourished by those who hypocritically pose as do-gooders, progressives, communists, pacifists, Catholics or rather Christians, and who have the gall to label a warmonger anyone like me who screams the truth...

I have often had disagreements with the Israelis, ugly ones, and in the past I have defended the Palestinians a great deal. Maybe more than they deserved. But I stand with Israel, I stand with the Jews. I stand just as I stood as a young girl during the time when I fought with them, and when the Anna Marias were shot. I defend their right to exist, to defend themselves, to not let themselves be exterminated a second time. And disgusted by the anti-Semitism of many Italians, of many Europeans, I am ashamed of this shame that dishonors my Country and Europe. At best, it is not a community of States, but a pit of Pontius Pilates. And even if all the inhabitants of this planet were to think otherwise, I would continue to think so.

David Horowitz features the text of his tribute to her last November: http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.asp?ID=20343

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