First Toons NoW BookS

Alexander Solzhenitsyn cautioned us:

“Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation’s heart, the excision of its memory.”

The Fascists of Free Speech reveals to us that City Lights bookstore in San Francisco is refusing to sell the long-delayed English translation of Oriana Fallaci’s new book, “The Force of Reason.”

Fallaci’s book takes a militant stance against Islamic militants.

Patrons were told “We don’t carry books by fascists.”..Hmmm…wonder if Mein Kamf is on the shelves..after all..wer’e talking San Francisco here.
And needless to say if something offends women…well ..this very same store
City Lights supported banned author, owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti,who was indicted (and acquitted) for obscenity in 1957 for selling Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl.” But hey obscenity only encourages violence and disrespectful attitudes toward what the heck eh…
Formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion only extends to the sensitive Muzlim population apparently.

Oh and by the way Fallaci is being sued in Italy for insulting religion because of her latest book.
In May, 2005, A-del S-mith, the President of the Union of Italian Muzlims launched a lawsuit against Fallaci charging that “some of the things she said in her book The Force of Reason are offensive to Islam.” Smith’s attorney, Matteo Nicoli, cited a phrase from the book that refers to Islam as “a pool that never purifies.” Consequently an Italian judge ordered her to stand trial set for June 2006 in Bergamo on charges of “defaming Islam.”

Who is this self-righteous Muzlim A-del S-mith you may ask.. On June 14, 2005 Smith himself was sentenced by an Italian court in Padua to six months in prison (commuted to a fine of € 6.000), for the crime of defaming religion. On January 4, 2003, during a live broadcast on Italian TV, Smith had characterized Christianity as a “criminal association” and described Pope John Paul II as “a foreigner who leads the church … a con man”. On 13 January 2006 Smith was sentenced again to 8 months in prison for the crime of defaming religion. On 15 December 2003 he threw out of the window a crucifix in the hospital room where his mother and two other women were ailing, he describes the crucifix as “the small corpse that scares children”.
Oriana Fallaci prosecuted in Italy for Speech Crime

Let’s see now are any of the ahem ..”peaceful” Muzlims carrying placards saying”Behead Those Who Disrespect Islam,” or “Get Ready for the Real Holocaust” being sued?..How about silenced?..Censored?..You guessed it. Not.

Then again Hubert H. Humphrey said: “The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.”

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7 Responses to “First Toons NoW BookS”

  1. David says:

    ‘ charges of “defaming Islam”‘

    Gee… how about arresting Muslims (oh, heck, alla them) for defaming humanity by their existence?


    Recall, Italy was where some loon recently was allowed to bring suit against a priest for claiming Jesus was a real person… The suit was eventually knocked down, but that it was entered into at all and that a court wasted its time considering letting it go forward says a boatload, doesn’t it?


  2. Lady Jane says:

    Come on! This is getting ridiculous!

  3. Karl m says:

    what’s next!?!? white bread because it insults the Afro Americans,or American cheese in the Middle East, mmuuuussssllimm sheets and pillow cases off all beds.
    Well thats it..the Bible has got to go!!,so many restrictions where are the freedoms. “Do not murder”, who are they kidding. What if someone took my parking spot!?!

  4. Always On Watch says:

    Oriana Fallaci is one of my heroines. But I’m not surprised that a bookstore in Lefty San Francisco will not carry her book. I’ve read The Rage and the Pride, sometimes entitled The Anger and the Pride twice, and I plan to read it again. Fallaci loves Western civilization and opposes (and exposes) those who would destroy our way of life. Also, she’s one of the few journalists ever to interview Ayatollah Khomeini.

    Here is a recent article on Oriana Fallaci.

    I’ll bet that City Lights Bookstore sells plenty of Leftist and anarchy-promoting books. Would be interested to see a list of the store’s inventory.

    PS: charges of “defaming Islam???

    Islam defames itself!

  5. WomanHonorThyself says:

    Amen David and AOW!

  6. The MaryHunter says:

    This really is a disgusting story as regards City Lights. I used to live in the Bay Area, used to go in there now and then for hisrotic reasons… all those Ginsbergs and Kinseys and other beatniks who were often ostracized from society. Now it’s what goes around comes around — the place is a freaking shrine to the Censorship of the Left.

    Then again, I’ve had trouble finding Sean Hannity’s and Bernie Goldberg’s books in my local Border’s and B&N before, though they wouldn’t up and say that they were refusing to carry said authors.

    Hypocrites, come get yer hypocrites!

  7. WomanHonorThyself says:

    Tell me bout it TMH..see my latest post bout the um art “exhibit”..u’ll croak!