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How to avoid a European Sept 11? It is all in "Rage and Pride"

Reader comment on item: Appreciating Oriana Fallaci

Submitted by Rafi Pilosoph (Israel), Mar 21, 2009 at 13:36

I just finished reading "Rage and Pride" by Oriana Fallaci. Since my parents were thrown out of Egypt after the Israeli independence war (1948), and I was born in Israel, and was forced to go through so may wars that were forced on us by our Muslim neighbors in my short life (lost count), I am quite familiar (unfortunately) with the Muslim way of life, their attitude towards human life and their aspirations to force the whole world to believe in their profit (or die).

However, it seems like Europe is not familiar with the above (or afraid to go against it or chooses to ignore it ...), and the results are Islamic communities (most of them radical and do not try to assimilate in the local society) all over Europe which in a few years will just grow and grow, and take over Europe. Fallaci, not only recognizes this threat, but in a very brave way, trying to wake Europe up (it seems like USA was already woken up on September 11 ...). She employs very tough (and sometimes blunt language), because Europe is sound asleep in that regard, and if it does not wake up, it would be too late (maybe it is already too late …).

Europe needs some courageous leaders, to internalize Fallachi's advise, in order to deal with these threats and to prevent a European September 11 to wake Europe up. She deserves a great deal of respect for her courage, and the fact that she was willing to pay a personal price in order to fight for her opinions, all done from love to her country and the will to live her life in freedom. I believe that "Rage and Price" should be a mandatory reading book in European schools.

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