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The Hero and the Useful Idiot of the Year

Humanity owes its freedom to its heroes. A hero is an ordinary person who does extraordinary things, which affects the lives of others in a positive way. We must recognize our heroes and acknowledge their bravery and courage.

Today, Mankind is facing, perhaps one of the biggest threats to its peace. There is a great danger looming over our heads that could destroy millions of lives. This danger comes from an ideology of hate that is mindlessly and uncritically believed by a billion people to be the only true religion. They believe that anyone who does not share their irrational views is hated by God and consequently should be hated by them too. The proponents of this ideology of hate are menacing mankind with terror. Many of them are ignorant of the inhumanity of their cult. They would leave it if they come to see the truth. However, left on their own, they see sheer evil as divine. They cherish in the pains of others and yearn for the blood of the innocent people whom they don’t know.

The challenge is to awaken this big mass of humanity and bring them back to their senses. This is like trying to transform wolves into sheep, or zombies into living sentient people. Those who strive to this end are true heroes. These ordinary individuals are doing something extraordinary. They strive to end violence with non-violence and through education. They try hard to bring out the humanity of the followers of this cult of hate and rescue them from their insanity. These individuals have risen above their own imitations, have defied death, and have confronted the most dangerous doctrine of hate and stupidity, a doctrine that does not tolerate dissent and the only way it knows how to deal with criticism is through assassination and killing. These individuals are heroes because on their success depends the peace of the world. If they fail humanity will fail.

Faith Freedom International wants to recognize these heroes and thank them for their bravery. Therefore starting from this year, we would like to ask everyone to participate in our poll and vote for the hero or the heroine of the year. You can nominate your candidate too. Send a brief resume of your candidate and tell us why you think this person deserves to be chosen as the hero/heroine of the year. By December 5, we will close receiving new nominations and will start the poll. Then you will have the chance to vote for your favorite candidate. You can also campaign for your candidate by asking your friends to vote too. The person thus elected, will receive the title of the hero of the year.

We also decided that it is not a bad idea to elect the “anti-hero” of the year too. An anti-hero is the opposite of a hero. He or she is a coward – someone who has helped Islamic cause and has worked against the interest of humanity and his or her own people. Naturally this person cannot be a born Muslim becaue born Muslims do evil out of ignorance and because they have been brainwashed since childhood. But someone who has converted to Islam or is sympathetic to it has chosen evil by exercizing his/her own free will. We call this category the Useful Idiot of the year.

Today we are presenting two candidates, two women, two journalists. One as a hero and one as a useful idiot. One who loved freedom her country and her culture and strived all her life against tyranny, intolerance and doctrines of hate and up to the end of her life protected her world, the Western civilization, like a lioness. The other succumbed to stupidity and hate propagated by Islam, calls her own country, UK, “the third most hated country of the world”, (after Israel and America), praises the terrorists and condones their butcheries.

The Profile of a Heroine

Oriana Fallaci

Oriana Fallaci (1929, 2006) was an Italian journalist, author, and political interviewer. During World War II, the youthful Oriana joined the partisans fighting against fascism. After the war, as a young journalist, she interviewed many internationally known leaders. Los Angeles Times described her as "the journalist to whom virtually no world figure would say no."

In later years of her life Oriana saw the similarities of Islam and fascism. She could not remain silent. Despite her delicate health, as she was battling against cancer, she came out roaring like a lioness. Oriana assumed the role of Cassandra of Troy for Europe and the West. She wrote three books sounding the alarm and crying out that “Europe will burn.” Her words were prophetic, as in 2005 several cities in France and Belgium were literally burning. But if her warnings are not taken seriously more burnings are yet to come.

Oriana was a war correspondent, in Vietnam, during the Indo-Pakistani War, in the Middle East, and in South America. In Mexico, during Tlatelolco massacre, Fallaci was shot three times, dragged down stairs by her hair, and left for dead by Mexican armed forces.

She denounced the first conference of European Social Forum, a leftist movement that tries to destroy the Western values to make room for Islamism, equating them to Nazis and called upon the citizens of Florence, her own native town, to cease commercial operations and stay home during the conference. Florentines loved this giant tiny woman. "We have done it for Oriana, because she hasn't spoken in public for the last 12 years, and hasn't been laughing in the last 50". Protest organizers declared.

In 2002 she was sued by the Islamic Center and the Somal Association of Geneva for the supposedly racist content of her book The Rage and The Pride, which in Italy alone sold over a million copies. A Swiss judge issued an arrest warrant for violations of article 261 and 261 bis of the Swiss criminal code and requested the Italian government to either try or extradite her. The extradition request was rejected because the Constitution of Italy protects freedom of speech. This episode is mentioned in her book The Force of Reason

In May 2005, Adel Smith, president of the Union of Italian Muslims, 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, Beatrice Siccardi, ordered her to stand trial on charges of "defaming Islam," as if anyone can write anything more defamatory to Islam that what Muhammad had written in the Quran or what his companions have said about him in the Hadith. Fallaci accused the judge of having disregarded the fact that Smith called for her murder and defamed Christianity. (Some Judge!)

On November 30, 2005, Oriana Fallaci received the Center for the Study of Popular Culture’s Annie Taylor Award in New York. She was honored for her "heroism and valor" that made of her "a symbol of struggle against oppression and fascism". Since 9/11, Fallaci had dedicated herself in the fight against "the greatest threat to Western civilization since the Cold War, Islamofascism.

On December 14, 2005, she was awarded, with a gold medal for her cultural efforts. “The gold medal moves me because it gratifies my hard work of writer and journalist, my engagement to the defense of our culture, my love for my Country and for Freedom. My well-known health condition prevents me to travel and to withdraw personally an award that, for me, a woman not accustomed to medals and to trophies, has an intense ethical and moral meaning,” wrote Oriana.

She returned to her beloved birth town to die while looking from her hospital bed at Arno, the river that witnessed her heroism in her adolecence. This lioness of a woman left this world on the night between the 14th and the 15th of September 2006, leaving the Judge who had ordered her to stand trial on December in the cold.

Oriana was a true heroine. She was an indefatigable enemy of tyranny since she was an adolescent until she closed her eyes to this world for ever. She will pass to history and will be remembered mostly because of her fight to save Europe from Islamofascism. Beatrice Siccardi, the judge who ordered Oriana to stand for trial will also be remembered as the result. Oriana will be remembered as a heroine, that other woman, for something else.

The Profile of a Useful Idiot

Yvonne Ridley

Yvonne Ridley (b 1959), came to prominence in September 2001 when as a journalist she illegally entered in Afghanistan to find out why the Taliban treated women so badly. She was captured and held hostage for 11 days. She said she was treated with respect during her captivity and upon her release, she converted to Islam.

Ridley, a three time divorcee, has a daughter from her first husband who was a PLO colonel. Her third husband was also a Muslim. Despite this she has claimed to have had no more knowledge of Islam "than would fill the back of a postage stamp."

Reading the Qur'an, she says she found no justification for the Taliban's actions, and converted to Islam in 2003. Despite this claim she endorses all actions of the Taliban and other Islamic terrorists. After her conversion she started to work for Al Jazeera network helping them launch the English language version of their website, but soon she proved to be too extremist, even for a network like Al-Jazeerah who fired her because of her "overly-vocal and argumentative style"

Ridley ran as a candidate for the anti western and pro Islamist “Respect” party in the 2004 European Elections for the North East England region but was not elected. She ran for other political offices for the notorious “Respect” party and lost all of them.

Yvonne Ridley now is a vocal Muslim propagandist. She is the presenter of The Agenda, the Islam Channel's politics and current affairs show, broadcast Europe. She also writes a regular column for the New York-based Daily Muslims.

Ridley has expressed her support for suicide bombings, calling it "martyrdom operations." She says, "I hate the term 'suicide bombers' it's an offensive term which was invented by the West to ridicule what many people regard as 'martyrdom operations' and you have to look at each one in context." She described radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri who on 7 February 2006 was convicted for inciting racial hatred and incitement to murder, as "quite sweet really," while her former captors, the Taliban, had suffered an "unfair press."

Ridley has given her total support to the terrorists in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Chechnya and Uzbekistan, who according to her are "freedom fighters" and as the result has become a popular speaker in “anti-war” circles.

At a debate at Imperial College in London on 16 February 2006 she described Israel as "that disgusting little watchdog of America that is festering in the Middle East" and added that her party, the "Respect Party", is the only British “Zionist-free party… if there was any Zionism in the Respect Party they would be hunted down and kicked out. We have no time for Zionists". (Hitler would have been very proud.)

When asked what she thinks of militant Islamists distributing the videos of the terrorists beheading hostages in Iraq, Ridley replied that it was necessary for Muslims to have these videos at home as an alternative form of news to what she perceived as the propaganda of Western media. She has also compared British Prime Minister Tony Blair with Pol Pot.

Ridley returned to Copenhagen in May 2006 to take part in a conference on "Islamophobia" and was given a standing ovation after urging Muslims not to "kneel before their enemies" or "kiss the hand that slaps them."

She has defended the notorious terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who had killed thousands of Iraqis in a campaign of violence in Iraq and masterminded the bombing in Jordan that killed 60 and injured 115 persons in a wedding ceremony. She decried the outpouring of the anger in Jordan in the wake of the bombing, as staged and the work of "Jordanian troops out of uniform" and "government lackeys" together with "Christian and Muslim Bedouins" who had all been commandeered or paid to demonstrate by the Jordanian government and the CIA. Al-Zarqawi was denounced by his family, a move that Ridley thought "cowardly."

Ridley has urged all Muslims in Britain to "boycott the police and refuse to co-operate with them in any way, shape or form,"

She has called the Chechen terrorist leader Shamil Basayev (the mastermind of the Moscow theater hostage crisis and the Beslan school massacre), “a martyr whose place in Paradise is assured” and described his terrorism and massacre of children as "an admirable struggle to bring independence to Chechnya". In response to objections that Basayev's actions killed many civilians, Ridley stated that he "resorted to targeting Russian civilians in the latter years of his struggle to try and bring the plight of the Chechen struggle to the wider world," and blamed the majority of civilian casualties on Russian troops sent in to rescue the hostages, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

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