"Our country is becoming a disquieting one if freedom of speech can be condemned or punished. Reading that someone wants to try Oriana Fallaci because of her ideas makes me think of a sort of lay 'fatwa', such as the one which has been forcing Salman Rushdie to hide for years now. Are we really reaching the stage where Ms Fallaci's ideas are to be considered illegal?"
Italian Minister for Equal Opportunities, Stefania Prestigiacomo, on the indictment of Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci for insulting the Muslim faith in her latest work. More on the story at QandO.