The Force of Reason

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The Force of Reason (Italian: La forza della ragione) is a 2004 book by the Italian author Oriana Fallaci.[1] It focuses on criticism of Islam.[2]

The book was a bestseller[3] 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".[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Magdi come la Fallaci processati per le loro idee". Il Giornale. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  2. ^ MacMahon, Barbara (13 June 2006). "Author's trial for defaming Islam begins". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Trial over Italian Islam 'insult'". BBC News. 24 May 2005. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Oriana Fallaci Charged With Insulting Islam". New York Times. 26 May 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2015.

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