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I have reached the conclusion that those who have physical courage also have moral courage. Physical courage is a great test.
 

I was a little girl fighting as a partisan against Nazi-Fascism.
 

If you put a pistol against my head and ask which I think is worse, Muslims or Mexicans, I'd have to think a moment, then I'd say the Muslims because they've broken my balls.
 

Is it right to shoot the poor prostitute or a woman who is unfaithful to her husband, or a man who loves another man?
 

Islam has always persecuted and silenced its intelligent men.
 

Khomeini was not a puppet like Arafat or Qaddafi or the many other dictators I met in the Islamic world. He was a sort of Pope, a sort of king - a real leader.
 

Our weakness in the West is born of the fact of so-called 'objectivity.' Objectivity does not exist. The word is a hypocrisy which is sustained by the lie that the truth stays in the middle. No, sir: Sometimes truth stays on one side only.
 

People like me who have passion are derided: 'Ha ha ha! She's hysterical!' 'She's very passionate!' Listen how the Americans speak about me: 'A very passionate Italian.'
 

The clash between us and them is not a military one. It's a cultural one, a religious one, and the worst is still to come.
 

The increased presence of Muslims in Italy and in Europe is directly proportional to our loss of freedom.
 

The moment you give up your principles, and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead. Period.
 

The Muslims refuse our culture and try to impose their culture on us. I reject them, and this is not only my duty toward my culture-it is toward my values, my principles, my civilization.
 

There are moments in Life when keeping silent becomes a fault, and speaking an obligation. A civic duty, a moral challenge, a categorical imperative from which we cannot escape.
 

This Islam business kidnapped me.
 

To have realized your dream makes you feel lost.
[Success]
 

War is something Arafat sends others to do for him. That is, the poor souls who believe in him. This pompous incompetent caused the failure of the Camp David negotiations, Clinton's mediation.
 

We are an age without leaders. We stopped having leaders at the end of the 20th century.
 

What's the point anyway -- Of suffering, dying? It teachers us to live, boy. A man who does not struggle does not live, he survives.
 

When my father was arrested, we didn't know where they had him. My mother found him at the house of torture. It was called Villa Triste.
 

Whether it comes from a despotic sovereign or an elected president, from a murderous general or a beloved leader, I see power as an inhuman and hateful phenomenon.
 


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