Oriana Fallaci (1929-2006), an Italian journalist whose reputation was built, in part, by her interviews with numerous internationally known figures, was also an atheist who is perhaps best remembered for her outspokenness about Islam's worldwide impact.
In The Rage and The Pride, her first book inspired by the 9/11 tragedies, Fallaci analyzed Muslim practices and dissected totalitarian forces single-minded in its collective desire to either dominate, or destroy Western society. In the book that followed, The Force of Reason, she opined that Europe is under a Muslim siege and already well into the process of becoming "Eurabia."
Fallaci concluded with the most self-evident point of all: that peaceful coexistence with Islamofascism is simply impossible. We can only hope, and pray, that Europeans and Americans -- Christians and secularists alike -- will, at last, rally around the boldness exhibited by this one atheist.