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Islam Hegira 4000 Bear, Greg. Hegira. New York: Tor (1989; 1st printed 1979); pg. 42. "'Momad?' Barthel asked. [Muslim]

'No. Not Kristian either. They worship a pantheon not mentioned on the Obelisk...' "

Islam Hegira 4000 Bear, Greg. Hegira. New York: Tor (1989; 1st printed 1979); pg. 43. "'The Bey knows about its name, Hegira,' Barthel said. 'It refers to the flight of Momad [Mohammed] from Mecca, among the First-born. The Qur'an tells many such wonderful tales. Not Yesu, not the Lotus Contemplative, nor any other claim that namesake -- not even, pardon my obstinance, Bey -- Eloshim.' "
Islam Hegira 4000 Bear, Greg. Hegira. New York: Tor (1989; 1st printed 1979); pg. 60. "Barthel watched with wide eyes, haunted and delighted, then flopped back and giggled in the dawn glow. Allah, that had been fine! Hours with houris were never wasted. Especially if they were so close to being Momadans anyway, that only the words differed. "
Islam Hegira 4000 Bear, Greg. Hegira. New York: Tor (1989; 1st printed 1979); pg. 62. "'Kristians generally object to love,' Barthel told Bar-Woten around a bit of bread.

'Not at all! We object to the profanation of the spiritual body of the woman.'

'I profaned nothing; I exchanged. I did justice by the girl -- so did Barthel, I hope. You should have too...'

'That's barbaric! I was starting to think Ibis must have been civilized...'

Kiril turned to the Khemite. 'You're a Momadan, you should know the Prophet forbids such actions.'

'Then why is Paradise equipped with such pleasured for the faithful? Momad forbade those excesses that would weaken the body and prevent his people from performing their duties on Earth.'

Kiril shook his head 'It is a sin!'

'I don't understand the word,' Bar-Woten said.

'You wouldn't. Not with the conscience of thousands of murders -- how many rapes, how many debauches without payment?' " [Khemites are apparently an unusual sub-sect of Islam in this novel.]

Islam Hegira 4000 Bear, Greg. Hegira. New York: Tor (1989; 1st printed 1979); pg. 76. Pg. 76: "The city was silent under the frosty gaze of the stars. Barthel made a growling sound deep in his throat, and tears streamed down his cheeks. 'Holy Allah,' he said. 'Blessed Allah.' "; Pg. 79: "'I am Barthel,' he told the sky with tears in his eyes. 'I am small. Did you do all these things that I might see them? I've done nothing in return for you, Allah. I haven't even learned from them.' He asked what it was Allah wanted him to do, and Allah told him this: Survive. He nodded. He would survive. The Bey had taught him how to survive. What else then? Father and mother and family.

That was all the voice said. Be to them what they would have wished you to be.

His lips curled. He stood up from the grass and gravel and brushed his ragged pants off. 'I'll also find out where your light comes from,' he said. 'You'll be happy to see I'm clever enough to figure that out.' "

Islam Hegira 4000 Bear, Greg. Hegira. New York: Tor (1989; 1st printed 1979); pg. 121. "'Servant of Bar,' originally named Amma bin Akka -- had been small, dark, and scrappy with more spirit and fear and hate than Bar-Woten had ever thought he might control. But the young Khemite had taken to Bar-Woten as if to a second father, imitating him and absorbing all he had to teach, although retaining his Momadan faith. "
Islam Hegira 4000 Bear, Greg. Hegira. New York: Tor (1989; 1st printed 1979); pg. 132. Pg. 132: "Barthel had the uncomfortable feeling it was no natural thing they were watching -- not the work of Allah, but something a shade less exalted, though no less impressive. "; Pg. 133: "Barthel told himself, each time he saw misery and destruction, that the Obelisk's fall was Allah's method of testing the will of man. The will of man was not giving an encouraging performance. " [Also, pg. 163, 184.]
Islam Hyperion: Keats 2732 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 35. "Keats itself... There are three Zen Gnostic assemblies and four High Muslim mosques in town... "
Islam Illinois 2001 Bradbury, Ray. From the Dust Returned. New York: HarperCollins (2001); pg. 117. "No need, boy.' The father of all darkness spoke. 'Listen, now, let me provide the history of the rising tide of disbelief. The Judeo-Christian world is a devastation. The burning bush of Moses will not fire. Christ, from the tomb, fears to come forth should he be unrecognized by doubting Thomas. The shadow of Allah melts at noon. So Christians and Muslims confront a world torn by many wars to finalize yet a larger. Moses did not walk down the mountain for he never walked up. Christ did not die for he was never born. All this, all this mind you, is of great importance to us, for we are the reverse side of the coin tossed in the air to fall heads or tails. Dos the unholy or holy win...' "
Islam Illinois 2001 Bradbury, Ray. From the Dust Returned. New York: HarperCollins (2001); pg. 118. "'But yes,' said Father in his ancient shroud. 'Once the war was simply between Christians and Muslims and ourselves. As long as they believed in their sermoned lives, and disbelieved in us, we had more than a mythical flesh. We had something to fight for to survive. But now that the world is filled with warriors who do not attack, but simply turn away or walk through us, who do not even argue us as half unreal, we find ourselves weaponless...' " [Also pg. 141.]
Islam Illinois: Chicago 2030 Jablokov, Alexander. Nimbus. New York: Avon Books (1993); pg. 206. "ManPower... recruited from the South Side gangs, black, white, Bengali, Afrikaner, Eritrean, Albanian, Berber, Jewish, Moslem, for the world's military forces. "
Islam India 1000 C.E. Anthony, Piers & Alfred Tella. The Willing Spirit. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 102. "'...a certain amount of asceticism and concern with the afterlife may help to temper the corrupting influences of wealth and materialism. but even while our eyes seek the heavens, our feet should remain earthbound. Recall that the Muslim conquests took place at a time when our people were steeped in the supernatural. When the sultan's armies sacked our villages and killed and enslaved our people, little resistance was offered...' "
Islam India 1848 Moore, William. Bayonets in the Sun. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978; first pub. 1974); pg. 37. "It was at about the time of the Spanish Armada... that the iron entered the soul of the Sikhs. Up to that time they had been a peaceful, devout Hindu sect following the teachings of devout gurus. But when the Muslim Emperor Jahangir tortured and executed their leader, his successor, Guru Hargobind, spurned the hereditary necklace symbol. " [Some other refs., not all in DB.]
Islam India 1872 Verne, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days. Translated by George M. Towle. New York: Bantam (1988; c. 1873); pg. 29. "'A curious place, this India?'

'Oh, very curious. Mosques, minarets, temple, fakirs, pagodas, tigers, snakes, elephants! I hope you will have ample time to see the sights.' "

Islam India 1872 Verne, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days. Translated by George M. Towle. New York: Bantam (1988; c. 1873); pg. 55. [Chapter 14] At half-past twelve the train stopped at Benares. The Brahmin legends assert that this city is built on the site of the ancient Casi, which, like Mahomet's tomb, was once suspended between heaven and earth... "
Islam India 1905 Gibson, William & Bruce Sterling. The Difference Engine. New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 269. "'Sepoys are native troops. We had a rash of trouble with mutineers, Moslem nonsense, about pig-fat in their rifle-cartridges! It as sheer native foolishness, but Moslems don't care to eat pork, you know, all very superstitious. It looked dicey, but the Viceroy of India hadn't given the native regiments any modern artillery...' "
Islam India 1977 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 9. "'Was it during the war?' I asked.

'No. Right after. During the Hindu-Muslim partition riots in '47. Britain was pulling out, carving India into two countries and leaving the two religious groups to slaughter each other. That was all before your time...'

'I've read about it, Abe. So you went to Calcutta to report the riots?' "

Islam India 1984 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 266. "Through the smoke and haze, he spotted the gleaming minarets of Jama Masid, the largest mosque in India, rising southwest of where he now stood. That meant Chandni Chowk, the market district's main thoroughfare, was straight ahead, to the north. "
Islam India 1986 Martin, George R. R. "The Science of the Wild Card Virus: Excerpts from the Literature " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 399. "...to contain the ghastly communal violence of August 10-13 in Calcutta, India, in which the Hindu and Muslim communities blamed one another for an outbreak of the virus... "
Islam India 1987 Martin, George R. R. "From the Journal of Xavier Desmond " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 218. "...India... In this quasi-nation of Hindu and Moslem and Sikh, the vast majority of jokers seem to be Hindu, but given Islam's [anti-joker] attitudes, that can hardly be a surprise... today you find Hindu and Muslim and Sikh living side by side on the same street, and jokes and nats and even a few pathetic deuces sharing the same hideous slums. It does not seem to have made them love each other any more, alas. "
Islam India 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 21. "'Varanasi was its original name. Everybody calls it Benares. But they wanted to get rid of that because the British called it that. You know, a slave name. Malcolm X. Muhammad Ali.' "
Islam India 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 21. In Benares/Varanasi: "'This is the holiest spot in the world,' said the guide... 'Holier than Mecca. Holier than Jerusalem. Holier than Bethlehem or Sarnath. It is the holiest of temples where all Hindus . . . after bathing in the holy Ganges . . . wish to visit before they die.' " [Many refs., not in DB.]
Islam India 1995 Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor (original 1981; 1st Tor edition 1992); pg. 34. "...India which was still officially the world's largest democratic nation; unoficially a polyglot nation in the process of trading chaos for Islam...

Underlying India's ills was the central fact that, until recent years, three-quarters of her citizens kept caste restrictions in some form of Hinduism. But recently, tens of millions of harijans--untouchables scorned by ruling castes--had become literate, and at that point began a conversion to Islam urged on my India's already prominent Moslems. One might almost suggest parallels between the fast-rising conservative religious movements of the two most populous democratic nations on earth. By 1994 the Reformed Jan'ta party, a coalition of reform groups, was led by Moslems. Amid these delicate adjustments came the River war with Pakistan. "

Islam India 1996 Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor (original 1981; 1st Tor edition 1992); pg. 35. "India overflew Sukkur and Karachi in two waves... Pakistan surrendered, obtained recognition as the State of Sulaiman, and was instantly absorbed by Inda as Moslems everywhere gave thanks. It was thought possible that India had deliberately provoked the River War. Perhaps 'possible' was too weak a word.

Now, in 1996, the fifty million Moslems of Sulaiman formed a gentle buffer as India's border with the AIR [Associated Islamic Republics] crescent. India was now one-third Moslem; her Hindu majority found it easier to accomodate Islam every day. "

Islam India 1996 Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor (original 1981; 1st Tor edition 1992); pg. 40. "The American terms, hastily sketched in by pill-popping diplomats in Washington, were not inhumane; but they did demand an American presence on Indian soil. It was undemocratic; it was Judeo-Christian. it would be humilitating to India's leaders in the sight of Islamics everywhere. "
Islam India 1997 Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor (original 1981; 1st Tor edition 1992); pg. 302. "In some ways, Indians stood to gain; many US troops in western India were to remain as an army occupation... Still, angry Moslem tribesmen sniped at the garrisoned infidels and were targeted in turn. "
Islam India 2000 Anderson, Poul. Genesis. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 59. "The Mongols galloped from end to end of Asia, deep into Europe, until their Khan reigned over half a continent. In a few generations that sovereignty crumbled. Nonetheless a remnant of it turned the nascent democracy of Russia into Tsardom, and another remnant bore Islam to India. "
Islam India 2000 Knight, Damon. Rule Golden in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 59. "Late the same day, a clash between Sikh and Moslem guards on the India-Pakistan border near Sialkot resulted in the annihilation of both parties. "
Islam India 2050 Bova, Ben. "Acts of God " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1995); pg. 15. "There were bloody riots in Calcutta after an earthquake killed several hundred people, with the Hindus blaming Allah and the Moslems blaming Kali or Rama or any of the other hundreds of Hindu gods and goddesses. "
Islam India 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 204. "'...I must tell you that your book is regarded with great respect in the highest circles of the Indian government, because of the impartial way you treated the religions brought to India by invaders.'

Petra knew this was not idle flattery. For a Pakistani scholar... to write a history of the subcontinent without praising the Muslim influence and condemning the Hindu religion as primitive and destructive was brave indeed.

Wahabi raised a hand. 'I wrote then as a scholar. Now I am the voice of the people. I hope my book has not led you into a quixotic quest for reunification of India. Pakistan is determined to remain pure.'

'Please do not jump to conclusions,' said Achilles. 'I agree with you that reunification is impossible. Indeed, it is a meaningless term. Hindu and Muslim were never united except under an oppressor, so how could they be reunited?' "

Islam India: Bombay 1872 Verne, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days. Translated by George M. Towle. New York: Bantam (1988; c. 1873); pg. 32. "As for the wonders of Bombay... its forts and docks, its bazaars, mosques, synagogues, its Armenian churches... "
Islam India: Calcutta 1947 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 133. "'What happened/'

'It was during the Hindu-Muslim riots. There had been a poor Muslim family that lived with a local doctor. We were used to their presence. The man was a carpenter and my father had used his services many times. Their children had played with my younger brother. Then, in 1947, they chose the tensest time of the riots to emigrate to East Pakistan.

'I saw them come up the street, five of them counting the youngest child, a babe in her mother's arms. They were in a horse-drawn wagon... A crowd of people had intercepted them. The Muslim argued. He made the mistake of using his braid whip on the leader of the mob. There was a great surge forward... The people used clubs, paving stones, and their bare hands. They may well have used their teeth. When it was over, the Muslim carpenter and his family were stained bundles on the street. Even their horse was dead.' "

Islam India: Calcutta 1971 O'Neil, Dennis. "Daugher of the Demon " in Batman in the Seventies, (Michael Wright, ed.) New York: DC Comics (1999; story first pub. in Batman #232, June 1971); pg. 143. Batman, disguised in a white robe, carrying a staff: "Ams! Alms for the love of Allah--! " [Two thugs approach him carrying large clubs, intent on robbing him] Batman: "Alms, good brothers? "; thug: "Nay, old priest . . . we come to take, not give! "; other thug: "Empty your begging cup . . . or suffer our anger! "; Batman: "Such threats bode you ill! Surrender--! For my anger dwarfs yours! "; thug: "Aieee! Beneath the holy robes, a devil from Hell!--A Bat-Man! " [The thugs attack them, but Batman throws off his disguise and defeats them, then forces them to give him information he is looking for.]
Islam India: Calcutta 1977 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 92. Pg. 92: "'Were these Muslims or Christians?' asked Sanjay. His pencil was poised.

' 'Hindus, most likely, who knows?' the intern spat. 'The crematoria do not wish to have unpaying customers...' "; Pg. 168: Nakhoda Mosque; Pg. 258: "I imagined that a Muslim couple in the lobby were whispering about me... "

Islam Indonesia 1996 Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor (original 1981; 1st Tor edition 1992); pg. 223. "Indonesia... was Islamic--which is why Australian figher-bombers got big pillowy tires. The war between Australia and Indonesia was one of air skirmishes, not of nuclear exchanges. "
Islam Iran 1989 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 36. [An alternate world.] "'Geopolitics... Turkey is a Moslem nation, but Iran isn't.' "
Islam Iran 1990 Anderson, Jack. Zero Time. New York: Kensington Publishing (1990); pg. 9. "Qom, Iran

Ahmad bin Razi hurried across the tiled courtyard from the mosque tower, bearing his news like a head on a pike to the Grand Ayatollah Khomeini. Behind him stalked another mullah, bearded and fierce eyed, whom Razi was escorting to the Imam's presence. He was Ali Akbar Mohtashemi, the former Iranian ambassador to Syria... Their progress was interupted by the call to prayer. The muezzin's chant floated over the city five times a day, and while Ahmad always anticipated the calls at sunrise and sunset, sometimes during a chaotic day it was easy to forget the precise times of the other three prayer periods. The exact moments changed each day, according to the time the sun rose and set. "

Islam Iran 1995 Ing, Dean. The Big Lifters. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 16. "'Allah's warriors are too few to waste,' said Kosrow Nurbashi, biting back a more caustic reply. A mullah of Nurbashi's sort, running a team of suicidal zealots in a foreign country, demanded trust utterly and at last fatally; but he did not return it. " [Much more, not in DB, e.g. pg. 17-21, 112, 135-136, 200, 205, 229, etc.]
Islam Iran 1997 Watson, Ian. God's World. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (this ed. 1990; copyright 1979); pg. 48. "China's friends of the Iranian Islamic Peoples Republic offered heavy financial backing--in return, it was understood, an Iranian scientist should accompany the expedition, a Moslem scientist... "
Islam Iran 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 233. "'This is the Ali Khamenei. Bound for Abadan.'

'Abadan!' Bad Luck screeched. 'No! Not the [expletive] Iranians!' People stared at him--recognizing his affliction, some began to edge away.

'Islamic Republic,' the technician corrected.

'I knew it!' Bad Luck said. 'They gave us to the damn Koran thumpers! They'll chop our hands off! I'll never punch deck again!' " [Some other refs., not in DB.]

Islam Iraq 1991 Wolverton, Dave. "Wheatfields Beyond " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 2. "It was a cold night in late January 1991... The Gulf War played on TV... With the Iraqis bombed and broken in their trenches, she could think only of their children, malleable little Moslems teethed on desolation, groomed in a society that exults in revenge. She believed that any victory would be temporary, a fitful battle, a long uneasy sleep until the generation matured. "
Islam Israel 1137 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 230. "The Frankish Kingdom of Jerusalem was hard pressed by resurgent Muslims. "
Islam Israel 1996 Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor (original 1981; 1st Tor edition 1992); pg. 57. "It was fortunate that the U.S. had continued its tradition of sharing its latest weaponry with Israel through the twists and turns of reformed... Russians and Marxist Moslems. "
Islam Israel 2015 Sterling, Bruce. "We See Things Differently " (published 1989) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 763. [Year is estimated.] "The lining of my coat was stuffed with crisp Reagan $1,000 bills. I also had several hundred in pocket change, and an extensive credit line at the Islamic Bank of Jerusalem. "
Islam Israel 2026 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 113. "The Defense Minister accepted this with the obvious private skepticism of a Moslem cleric touring the Vatican. "
Islam Israel: Jerusalem 1986 Martin, George R. R. "From the Journal of Xavier Desmond " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 185. "The open city of Jerusalem, they call it. An international metropolis, jointly governed by commissioners from Israel, Jordan, Palestine, and Great Britain under a United Nations mandate, sacred to three of the world's great religions. " [I.e., Judaism, Christianity and Islam. More about Jerusalem, pg. 185-190.]
Islam Israel: Jerusalem 1986 Martin, George R. R. "From the Journal of Xavier Desmond " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 186. "It does not surprise me. Islam does not view my people [jokers] kindly, and so jokers come here from all over the Middle East for whatever meager protection is offered by UN sovereignty...

Once inside [Joker's Quarter] I saw no nats at all, only jokers--jokers of all races and religions, all living in relative peace. Once they might have been Muslims or Jews or Christians, zealots or Zionists or followers of the Nur, but after their hand had been dealt, they were only jokers.

...The sect of Jesus Christ, Joker has a church in Jerusalem, and Father Squid took me there. The building looked more like a mosque than a Christian church... "

Islam Israel: Jerusalem 1997 Watson, Ian. God's World. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (this ed. 1990; copyright 1979); pg. 28. "The year 1997... It was Easter Day in Jerusalem... As this figure vanished in its turn, in the Noble Enclosure of Moslems beyond the Wailing Wall, in the bright and beautiful mosque of the Dome of the Rock from which Mohammed is said to have ascended to Heaven, leaving his footprint behind in solid rock, a third glowing angel appeared, becoming a black-bearded man wearing a kaftan and turban, with a scimitar by his side. He planted his foot in Mohammed's footprint and called ou in Arabic... " [Many other refs. not in DB.]
Islam Israel: Jerusalem 2050 Bova, Ben. "Acts of God " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1995); pg. 16. "In Jerusalem, the chief rabbi and Grand Mufti stunned the world by appearing in public side by side to castigate Sam and call upon on all good Jews and Moslems to accept whatever God or Allah sends their way.

'Humility and acceptance are the hallmarks of the true believers,' they jointly told their flocks.

My sources on the Senate Intelligence Committee told me that the chief rabbi added privately, 'May He Who Is Nameless remove this evil man from our sight.'

The Grand Mufti apparently went further. He promised eternal Paradise for anyone who martyred himself assassinating Sam. In a burst of modernism, he added, 'Even if the assassin is a woman, Paradise awaits her.' I thought he must have been either pretty damned furious at Sam or pretty damned desperate. "

Islam Italy 1137 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 226. "A sound broke through the noises of Palermo... It was shouts, screams, prayers--Latin, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, a score of vernaculars... "
Islam Italy 1137 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 267. [An alternate history] "Although rural Muslims became serfs, most in the cities kept their property and paid taxes that were reasonable... Palermo drew in sight. The most splendid of its buildings did not yet grace it, but already it shone and soared beyond its walls. More domes, often gorgeous with mosaic or giltwork, lifed skyward than did Catholic spires. "; pg. 269: "Passing by the great Friday Mosque, he reached a Moorish house converted to a place of business. "
Islam Italy 1500 C.E. McAuley, Paul J. Pasquale's Angel. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1994); pg. 125. "The caravan of carriages which carried His Holiness Pope Leo X, lately Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici, his advisers and attendants... his physicians and his Muslim rackmaster and bodyguard, and cardinals... "
Islam Italy: Venice 1722 Keyes, J. Gregory. A Calculus of Angels. New York: Ballantine (1999); pg. 399. "Did God care whether he was beseeched by way of bell or song? Probably not. And for the moment, to all appearances, neither did Venice, for the balance of her inhabitants--Catholic, Protestant, Mussulman, Jew--were in celebration over the victory against the Muscovites, whatever differences they might have amongst themselves for the moment set aside. "
Islam Japan 1987 Shiner, Lewis. "Zero Hour " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 303. "And so, Fortunato thought, the mountain has come to Muhammad. Whether Muhammad wants it or not. "
Islam Jordan 1978 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 28. "'Did you read my dossier? All of it?'...

'I believe the Jordanian government contributed a certain amount of information on the incident, sir. It was obtained through the Swiss Legation in Amman, of course. I understand you suffered a rather severe beating.'

...Chaney said: 'Don't believe everything you read. I was damned near shot for a spy in Jordan, but that Moslem woman wasn't wearing a veil. Mark that--no veil. It's supposed to make all the difference in the world.'

Saltus: 'But what has the woman to do with a spy?'

'They thought I was a Zionist spy,' Chaney explained. 'The woman without a veil was only a pleasant interlude--well, she was supposed to be a pleasant interlude. But it didn't turn out that way.'

'And they nabbed you? Almost shot you?'

'And beat the hell out of me. Arabs don't play by the same rules we do. They use garrotes and daggers.'

...'But wha thappened to the woman?'

'Nothing. No time. She got away.' "

Islam Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 94. "Christians, Jews, or Muslims might conclude that this Religion of Rock and Roll is either facetious or deliberately offensive. "
Islam Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 96. "Tornadoes occur in any number of sizes... Most people who have never seen one assume that they all look like the one in The Wizard of Oz... The tornado in The Wizard of Oz is a mewling infant. "
Islam Kenya -1998021 B.C.E. Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 169. "Repeating her disappointing approximation of 'mirror,' she loosened the bandanna I had tied abot here neck and lifted it over her nose and lips. For a brief moment, then, she was an Islmic lady proclaiming the privilege and the pain of purdah. " [A time traveler from 1986 makes this observation.]
Islam Kenya 1987 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 316. "...more pressing concerns than the proprietary rights of either the Moslem nomads or the Sambusai pastoralists... "
Islam Kyrgyzstan 2020 Griffith. Nicole. Slow River. New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 206. "Then there is some kind of ethnic conflict between the Muslim Kirghizians and their Orthodox neighbors... "
Islam Latin America 2010 Brunner, John. The Sheep Look Up. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 56. [Obou, a Christian, is talking.] "'...In the provinces, right here for example, it was known the people still make idols, still believed in ghosts and juju. But the educated people, you took for granted to be Moslems or Christians...' "
Islam Louisiana 1987 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 108. "We paraded in the front door and were all struck dumb by the opulence, gold as the treasure room in The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad... She wasn't even upset when she discovered she'd been shrunk. All she did was tease handsome Sinbad about how we he couldn't still love her if she was so small. But her size didn't make any difference to him. He was nice to everyone and said his prayers to Allah. "
Islam Louisiana 1987 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 166. "Buddha.
Allah.
Jesus.

I tried to think the same thoughts in as many different religions as possible, so the thought itself wouldn't be limited... "

Islam Luna 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 311. "Ibriham al-Rashid felt perspiration beading his brow and upper lip despite the nearly frigid air conditioning of the small control room.

Beyond that window, he knew, inside that gleaming metal sphere was a small man-made star, so hot and dense that its very atomic nuclei were being fused together.

The plasma physicist tapped him on the shoulder and pointed to the power gauges lining the control room's side wall. Rashid nodded, too awed to speak.

The control room was almost silent. Nothing but the faint electrical hum from the monitoring consoles.

'How long has it been running?' Rashid asked in a whisper. It seemed the proper tone of voice, this close to a miracle.

'Tomorrow will make four months, exactly,' said the plasma physicist.

He was a fellow Moslem, even a fellow native of Baltimore; a man Rashid had known in his youth. "

Islam Luna 2050 Dick, Philip K. The Simulacra. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1964); pg. 5. "'...One year in Birmingham, he appeared before fifty Negro millionaires for benefit purposes; the funds raised went to help with Afro-Moslem lunar type colonization...' "


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