Italian author Oriana Fallaci passed away
, denying her detractors the spectacle of seeing her face trial for defaming Islam.
Last year the Center for the Study of Popular Culture awarded her the Annie Taylor Award to Fallaci, "for her lifelong struggle against totalitarian ideologies." (This article
explains that the award is named for the first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and survive.) Here
is the speech David Horowitz delivered at the award ceremony.
Her Wikipedia bio is here
(Hat tip to Misha