Thursday, December 01, 2005

Oriana

Oriana Fallaci lives. She lives passionately, definatly, brilliantly. She has lived just so since her early teens, when she fought Nazism in her native Italy during World War II.

Now she is at death's door. Cancer consumes her, she no longer eats solids. A few days ago, she presented what is probably her final speech.

With her dying breath, she continues to fight the new threat to the West as passionately as she fought Nazism and Mussolini.

She is not afraid to say


Europe is no longer Europe, it is 'Eurabia,' a colony of
Islam, where the Islamic invasion does not proceed only in a physical sense,
but also in a mental and cultural sense. Servility to the invaders has
poisoned democracy, with obvious consequences for the freedom of thought,
and for the concept itself of liberty.
Don't believe in a dialog with Islam. That's a naivete. It can only be a
monologue. They do not believe in pluralism. There is no such thing as a
"moderate Islam" and a Radical Islam. There is only one Islam.

The real enemy is Islam and the most catastrophic threat is
immigration not terror. It is immigration. And they do not integrate in
Europe. Maybe in the USA but not in Europe. Those riots in France are a
result of that very thing.

Robert Spencer of Jihadwatch was in the audience that day. Read his account of the presentation.

So was Pamela of Atlas Shrugs. She includes a great overview of Oriana's writings, history and achievements, as well as more quotes from the recent speech.

Where do we find more heroes like Oriana ? Where do we find such audacity, perspicacity and fire ? Who will rise up when she is gone?

Oriana herself is pessimistic. Ominously, she says

"I do not believe the West will win."

I pray for her miraculous recovery, for the world to finally heed her call and her error on the West's prospects.

Meanwhile, here sit many of us, anonymous bloggers and lurkers, enraged and feeling overtaken by events, afraid to put our names to our opinions. We fear losing our friends and our jobs, not to mention the safety and lives of our loved ones.We curse the MSM in impotent rage, weep at the dhimmitude of friends, workmates and family and quietly count the days down to Eurabia. And Austrabia. And Amerabia. We pretend that we are doing what we can.

I stand in awe of the courage of Oriana, Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and (thankfully !) so many others. I pray that their courage is enough, or that we find such courage of our own. Before it is too late.
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