The Force of Reason

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The Force of Reason (Italian: La forza della ragione) is a 2004 book by Italian author Oriana Fallaci. It focuses on criticism of Islam.[1]

The book was a bestseller[2] in Europe. A legal case was initiated against the author in Italy by Islamist Adel Smith on grounds that the book contained expressions that were "unequivocally offensive to Islam".[3]

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  1. ^ MacMahon, Barbara (13 June 2006). "Author's trial for defaming Islam begins". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Parati, Graziella (2005). Migration Italy: the art of talking back in a destination culture. University of Toronto Press. p. 191. ISBN 0-8020-3924-3. 
  3. ^ "Trial over Italian Islam 'insult'". BBC News. 24 May 2005. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 

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