From the Gates of Vienna:
Geert Wilders is in Rome todayÂ where he will be granted the Oriana Fallaci Free Speech Award. He will be presented with the award during a conference on “Islam & Free speech” that is being hosted by the Associazione una via per Oriana. The Freedom Party leader will address the invitees and show his film Fitna. Wilders, who was barred from entering the country by British authorities last week, entered Italy without any trouble this morning.
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The writer and journalist Fallaci, who passed away in 2006, was known, among other things, for her criticism of Islam. She considered Islamism to be a form of fascism. As is the case with Geert Wilders, Fallaci’s Islamic opponents and their leftist enablers actively sought to have her prosecuted for her criticism of Islam.
Gates of Vienna has field agents attending day’s events in Rome, and one of them just sent in this brief report:
The event was well attended. The streets have been cordoned off by the carabinieri and the army to protect the conference and Wilders.Â FitnaÂ was shown during the conference to invited guests, including Italian politicians.
There was a press conference this morning before the major events. For some reason Mr. Wilders decided he wanted to buy a pair of shoes, and was accompanied on his shopping trip by a gang of press.