The Gods Must Be Crazy

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Adel Smith, president of the Union of Italian Muslims, should know Italy has a law against vilifying religion. He has pressed charges against journalist Oriana Fallaci for her criticism of Islam. But Smith himself recently was sentenced to six months in prison, converted to a 6,000-euro fine, after calling the Roman Catholic Church a "criminal association" and calling Pope John Paul II an "able double crosser." He calls the sentence "political" and vows to appeal.