Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Theocrats punish author for heresy...

Where? In the Bible Belt?

No. Not in the land of the free and the home of the brave.


ROME (Reuters) - A judge has ordered best-selling writer and journalist Oriana Fallaci to stand trial in her native Italy on charges she defamed Islam in a recent book.

Fabrizio Quattrochi was unavailable for comment. However, Jeff Goldstein sees this as a 'velvet insurgency.'

Basically, where people warn about theocracy in the United States, we're seeing what amounts to a trial for blasphemy in Italy.

Tom Wolfe once said that Fascism is forever descending on the United States, but that somehow it always lands on Europe. Perhaps the same is true with theocracy?"

And France appoints news reporters only with the permission of the Government.

And Canada can bar the press from talking about it's Government scandals.

How do these countries muster the Gall to criticize the U.S.

Pull the log out of your own eye.

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