Report: Italian writer Oriana Fallaci has died
Journalist known for her abrasive interviews, provocative stances was 76
ROME (AP) - Veteran journalist and writer Oriana Fallaci, a former war correspondent best known for her abrasive interviews and provocative stances, has died, Italian news reports said Friday. She was 76.
Fallaci, who had been diagnosed with cancer years ago, died in a Florence hospital, the Italian agencies ANSA and Apcom said. The reports said that she had been hospitalized for days.
Fallaci, a former Resistance fighter and war corespondent who was hardly seen in public, had lived in New York for years.
During her journalistic career she became known for uncompromising interviews with such world leaders as former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Her recent publications — including the best-selling book “The Rage and The Pride,” which came out weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001 — drew accusations of inciting hatred against Muslims.
No thanks to the AP for hurtling that outrageous charge on a woman on the day of her death. To the blathering idiotarians at AP, there's no difference between "inciting hatred against Muslims" and "telling the truth about Islam."
May this courageous woman's spirit rest in peace. It is incumbent on us to carry on her mission and her legacy.