“Freedom is a duty before it is a right.”
Can bird fly without wings? Of course everyone has an answer that Never.
If you have wings, you can be enjoyed flying under sky and in air, and birds know taste of freedom.
This above quotation is said by Queen of Journalism Oriana Fallaci, who showed importance of freedom. In life, human always talk for Freedom because life can not be survived in jail, life means freedom which gives real picture of universe.
Therefore, my beloved journalist Oriana Fallaci was correct to code Freedom as a duty.
If we start perform and respect our duty then none of them violate, hence; we must recognize our duty and right.
Oriana Fallaci was a journalist who spent hers life like bird and have had written each word in wave of freedom. That is why Oriana Fallaci has shaken world by her writings and interviews.
Whatever she thought or came in her mind she printed on page. This action can do those who have spirit of freedom; it is on freedom which gives strength in human.
Oriana Fallaci was born in Florence, Italy in June 29, 1929 and died of cancer in her native Florence at age 77 on Friday in 15 September 2006.
She had started work in journalism when she was ten years old, and her Father who fought against Nazi-Fascism during World War II.
Her father taught her to handle a gun, by handling a gun. She taught herself to handle a Pen by that way she had has won heart of world.
She wrote very popular writings and million people of world have read her writings. Very bold long letter to child who never born, “A letter to child who never born”, where she expressed strata of society and weaken of her beloved Alexandros Panagoulis who was leader of Greek resistance moment and she interviewed him early 70s, after then both had in love.
In her love life, she faced troubles which have printed in her writings. Oriana Fallaci, had as love as we mostly listen love character or see in movie, when one lady takes stand for her own beloved but beloved withdraws as in case of Oriana Fallaci.
But after killing of Alexandros Panagoulis in 1976, under such circumstance his dead become mystery, whether it was an accident or preplanned but Oriana Fallaci again took pen and wrote “A Man” book.
Her writings remained behind bars, because of she moved pen in ink of freedom and painted true story as she had.
She started journalist career in her teen age and worked as special correspondent for Italian newspaper in 1946. Later than she started worked as political correspondent and wrote for a number of leading newspapers and magazines.
She had written amazing books Letter to child never born, A Man The Rage and the Pride, Interviews with History and Conversations with Power, I’ll Die Standing on My Feet, and Inshallah.
In interviews with history, she had bold conversations with leaders, in interviews like Nguyen Cao Ky, Hennery Kessenger, Yasir Arfat, Ayatollah Khommeini, Walter Cronkite, Indira Gandhi, Golda Meir, Nguyen Van Thieu, and Zulifqar Ali Bhutto.
White interviewing Z.A Bhutto spoke against Ms. Indira Gandhi and he was supposed to meet her in India, after that he realized, he should not have spoken for Indira Gandhi as he done.
So, he sent people to Oriana that she should omit words regarding Indira Gandhi. Sadly, Z.A Bhutto was on mistake that she was Oriana Fallaci who always inspired by freedom rather by personalities. Oriana Fallaci replied that before speaking Mr. Bhutto should have thought I would never omit single world.
Then, interview with Ayatollah Khomeini, asked questions which Ayatollah Khomeini could not have imagined.
(OF- I still have to ask you a lot of things. About the “chador,” for example, which I was obliged to wear to come and interview you, and which you impose on Iranian women. [...] I am not only referring to the dress but to what it represents, I mean the apartheid Iranian women have been forced into after the revolution. They cannot study at the university with men, they cannot work with men, and they cannot swim in the sea or in a swimming-pool with men. They have to do everything separately, wearing their “chador.” By the way, how can you swim wearing a “chador”?
AK- None of this concerns you; our customs do not concern you. If you don’t like the Islamic dress you are not obliged to wear it, since it is for young women and respectable ladies.
OF- This is very kind of you, Imam, since you tell me that, I’m going to immediately rid myself of this stupid medieval rag. There! Interviewed in 1979) source by Wikipedia website.
She faced most critics aftermath 9/11 where she spoke against Muslims and their one man show ruling actions after all like Oriana who always walked on bridge of freedom, how could be possible for her that she could have seen irrational and conservative groups in her society.
No one can accept and her angered where right although she had historical consciousness therefore she feared that might have again they captured our societies in the name of religion.
Instead, people must have realized her position and reaction all became and talked against her.
She said, 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, and my civilization.”
In her saying, she was not wrong even though she believed strongly “The moment you give up your principles and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, and your civilization is dead. Period.” Said by her.
A person who has belief in freedom and values never be compromised at ill-doings so how could Oriana Fallaci have done?
She had received Awards at her writings has twice received St. Vincent Prize for journalism; Bancarella Prize, 1971 for Nothing, and So Be It; Viareggio Prize, 1979, for Un uomo: Romanzo; Prix Antibes, 1993, for Insciallah; D.Litt.,ColumbiaCollege (Chicago). She used to say that she had two countriesFlorence andNew York.
Once she coded “Heroes can be sweet”. Surly she was true that heroes always sweet because they all combated against devils and lie, thus Oriana Fallaci was one of them who fought against devils and darkness and so she combated through Pen.
Oriana Fallaci was, is and will remained as Hero as sweet. Unfortunate Queen of journalism physically is no more but hers writings are evidence that she was a Queen of Journalism and true follower of freedom.
Hers beautiful thoughts regarding writings that “I sat at the typewriter for the first time and fell in love with the words that emerged like drops, one by one, and remained on the white sheet of paper … every drop became something that if spoken would have flown away, but on the sheets as words, became solidified, whether they were good or bad.”
Oriana Fallaci, your words were and are beautiful those have ink of freedom and this could be done by you.
Published in Monthly Bolan Voice Magazine on August 2011.