Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Islam Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 36. Pg. 36: "'That's the Ma es-Sama mosque. This sheik donated a million dollars to build it, so Islamic students here would have a place to worship. No one else's allowed inside. It's got a sixty-foot lap pool underneath.' "; Pg. 78: "They maintained their eternal vigilance from behind the marble clerestories of the Eternal City, and the Kaaba in Mecca, from the Maharajah's pavilion at Varanasi... " [Some other refs., not in DB.]
Islam Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 72. Pg. 72: "'...I have eaten the food of the infidels and ridden their camels through the nations of the Middle East...' "; Pg. 74: "'You were back to the part about the camels.'

Harry nodded... 'I ate with the infidels, too.' With a shrug, he added, 'It was like a big barbecue.' "

Islam Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 200. "Paul Robeson, blacklisted. Muhammad Ali, shot him full of that disease that makes you shake. "
Islam Washington, D.C. 2014 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 70. "'...To these folks, especially now, that resembles the dilemma of the daughter of a fundamentalist Jewish sect deciding to marry the son of a fundamentalist Moslem sect. An open-minded attitude must be prevented at all costs. And a surprise attack would suit them...' "
Islam Washington, D.C. 2015 Bova, Ben. "Remember, Caesar " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998; c. 1997); pg. 247. Pg. 240: "Born in the slums of Beirut... "; Pg. 241: "And decked in the stealth suit, a cloak of invisibility, just like the magic of old Baghdad in the time of Scheherazade and the Thousand and One Nights. You can do it, she told herself, as she clung to the shadows outside the White House's main entrance. They are all counting on you: Muldoon and his technicians and Ahmed, with his soulful eyes and tender hands. "; Pg. 243: "If they caught her then, she would simply bite on the cyanide capsule, knowing that she had struck her blow for the Cause. "; Pg. 247: "I could kill her now and it would look to them as if she had been struck down by God. But her orders were otherwise. " [Story's main character is apparently a Muslim, but Islam and Arabs are not mentioned by name.]
Islam Washington, D.C. 2086 Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1961); pg. 184. "Mahmoud had less to tell since less had happened to him, by Martian standards--one Dionysian excess of which he was not proud, one long day spent lying face down in Washington's Suleiman Mosque... He had a vast distaste for all things American. Their incredible polytheistic babel of religions, their cooking... "
Islam world -1249 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 412. "She looked at her colleagues. 'There's a certain balance of denominational forces here that's pretty well unique. And we're in a world where, say, Islam or Buddhism is completely absent, even Zoroastrianism. No other what you might call competing higher religions.' "
Islam world 615 C.E. Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. Lucifer's Hammer. Chicago, IL: Playboy Press (1977); pg. 412. "'Save it?' George Christopher's face was gray. 'Can we save ourselves? Dammit, I don't believe it! How could that cannibal army grow so fast?'

'Mohammed,' Harvy Randall said.


'When Mohammed began he had five followers. In four months he controlled Arabia. In a couple of years he controlled half the world. And the New Brotherhood has the same kind of growth incentive.' "

Islam world 632 C.E. Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 204. "When the Prophet died in [632 A.D.], the true faith was almost immediately shattered by conflict between the Shiite and Sunnite parties... " [Other refs. in this appendix section, not in DB.]
Islam world 641 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 50. "In his own lifetime the Persians had driven out the Romans, and later the Romans had driven out the Persians, and today both nations were in retreat before the sword of Islam... " [Many other references to Islam in book, most not in DB.]
Islam world 732 C.E. Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Ballantine (1980; 1st ed. 1978); pg. 106. "'Almost all the Alternative History computer simulations suggested that the battle of Tours (A.D. 732) was one of the crucial disasters of mankind. Had Charles Martel been defeated, Islam might have resolved the internal differences that were tearing it apart and gone on to conquer Europe. Thus centuries of Christian barbarism would have been avoided, the Industrial Revolution would have started almost a thousand years earlier, and by now we would have reached the nearer stars instead of the farther planets...'
Chairman's Address
Toynbee Bicentennial Symposium
London, 2089 "
Islam world 875 C.E. Harrison, Harry & John Holm. King and Emperor. New York: Tor (1996) [Book jacket] "...Unable to defend his fleet against this awesome weapon, Shef travels to the East in search of new wisdom. His quest leads him to the lavish court of the Muslim Caliph and, ultimately, to the secret hiding place of the Holy Grail. "
Islam world 875 C.E. Harrison, Harry & John Holm. King and Emperor. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 19. "'No, the true danger comes not from them, mere pagani that they are, immature rustics. It comes from the followers of Muhammad... They came from nowhere. Two hundred and fifty years ago these followers of their false Prophet came from out of the desert. Destroyed the Persian Empire. Took from us all our African provinces, and Jerusalem... Took the southern shore of the Italian Sea. Since then that sea has been our battleground. And on it we have been losing...' " [Extensive other Muslim refs. in novel, not in DB.]
Islam world 875 C.E. Harrison, Harry & John Holm. King and Emperor. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 21. "Halim, amir of the fleet of the Fortunate God, bin-Tulun, Caliph of Egypt, newly independent of the feeble Caliphate of Baghdad, felt no unease as his galley led its hundred fellows to sea... his muezzin would call the faithful to prayer with the traditional cry, the shahada:

God is most great!
I testify that there is no God but Allah.
I testify that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.

And so on, in the invocation that Halim had heard and repeated and obeyed forty thousand times since he reached the estate of a man and a warrior. He and his men would stretch out their mats on the rolling decks and go through their rakat the prescribed ritual of prayer. " [More.]

Islam world 998 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 91. "'...Abroad they call on Christ, but if you fare southward long enough it is Muhammad; and eastward it is Gautama Buddha, save where they say the world is a dream of Brahm, or offer to a host of gods and ghosts and elves like ours in these Northlands...' "
Islam world 1095 C.E. Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 68. "Urban II had served from A.D. 1088 to 1099. At the synod the Pope had called in Clermont in . . . November , in the year 1095, de Soya thought . . . Urban II had made his all for holy war against the Muslims in the Near East, for the rescue of Byzantium, and for the liberation of all eastern Christian holy places from Muslim domination. That call had led to the First Crusade . . . the first of many bloody campaigns. "
Islam world 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. Yet the Caliphate in Egypt was divided against itself, Arabia had split into a welter of petty realms... Eastward, the Muslim conquest of India had stalled while Mahmud's family fought the Afghan princess. "
Islam world 1250 C.E. Anthony, Piers. For Love of Evil. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1988); pg. 264-265. "'Quite all right, Satan. I do not have the following that either of You do, or, indeed, that Allah does, or any of the great Oriental Presences...' "
Islam world 1300 C.E. Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 65. "That put him back somewhere in the Middle Ages, probably Europe. Sanitation was not well regarded then. Not by the Christians. In fact it had been said that Christianity was the only great religion where dirtiness was next to Godliness. The Moslems in particular had ridiculed that attitude, perhaps angered by the impertinence of the Crusades. "
Islam world 1450 C.E. Gentle, Mary. The Wild Machines. New York: HarperCollins (2000); pg. 33. "'They should have attacked the Turk,' Angelotti said quietly. 'We know now, madonna, why the Lord-amirs chose to attack Christendom and leave the Empire of Mehmet whole on their flank.' " [Other Muslim refs., not in DB.]
Islam world 1722 Keyes, J. Gregory. A Calculus of Angels. New York: Ballantine (1999); pg. 229. "'...They don't give a good damn what family y' come from, or whether you pray to Mary, Mahomet, Jesus, or Beelzebub...' " [Also pg. 295-298.]
Islam world 1870 Niven, Larry. The Patchwork Girl. New York: Ace (1980); pg. 10, 54. "'...Don't get the idea that Earth is all one culture. The Arabs are back to harems, for God's sake...'

...Harry ate while he thought. Then, 'It sounds wonderful, by Allah! But for us...' "

Islam world 1905 Gibson, William & Bruce Sterling. The Difference Engine. New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 128. "'...and this in front of dignified geographers of the first rank, men like Burton of Mecca and Elliot of the Congo.' "
Islam world 1956 de Camp, L. Sprague. "Aristotle and the Gun " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1956); pg. 56. [In an alternative history.] "The Romans still conquered the whole Mediterranean, but the course of their conquests and the names of the prominent Romans were all different. Two of the chief religions of my world, Christianity and Islam, never appeared at all. Instead we have Mithraism, Odinism, and Soterism... "
Islam world 1959 Heinlein, Robert A. Starship Troopers. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1959); pg. 206. "In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful . . . whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind.
--The Koran, Surah V, 32 "
Islam world 1964 Hoyle, Fred. The Black Cloud. New York: Harper & Row (1957); pg. 147. "Those who have experienced the coming of sunrise after a cold night in the desert will have a faint idea of the joy brought by the dawn of 24th October, 1964. A word about religion may be in order. During the approach of the Cloud all manner of religious beliefs had flourished mightily. During the spring, the Jehovah's Witnesses had robbed all other speakers in Hyde Park of their audiences. Incumbents of the Church of England had been astonished to find themselves preaching to overflowing congregations. All this was swept aside on 24th October. Everyone, men and women of all creeds--Christian, Atheist, Mohammedan, Buddhist, Hindu, Jew--all became pervaded to their innermost beings with the emotional complex of the old Sun-worshippers. True, Sun-worship never became an established religion, for it had no central organisation, but the undertones of the ancient religion were set vibrating and were never again dumped out. "
Islam world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 144. "'...Only a man whose father was an ex-Moslem, and who was himself an ex-Catholic and an ex-engineering student, would have the required complexity..' " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Islam world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 188. "The Illuminati date for anything is always a higher number than that in any other calendar, since the Jews... date everything from 240 A.M., Confucians from 312 A.M., Christians from 4000 A.M., Moslems from 4580 etc... "
Islam world 1976 Amis, Kingsley. The Alteration. New York: Viking Press (1976); pg. 204. "'...Ah well. Fetch us the Secretary of the War Chamber, the Captain-General, the High Admiral, the Superintendent of Aircraft, and the comandantes in the Active Sphere. By the week's end, Father. Eh, it'll be a right cordial to give old Abdul a sore nose. We're afrraid we don't take kindly to Mahometans. All those wives. And disputing our authority as the Almighty's vice-gerent. He wouldn't much acare to have Bulgaria pinched off hi, wouldn't our Abdul. Not but what he won't live to think us at last...' "
Islam world 1976 Matheson, Richard. What Dreams May Come. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1978); pg. 91. Pg. 90-91: "'My father's house has many mansions, Chris,' he said. 'For instance, you'll find, in the hereafter, the particular heaven of each theology.'

'Which is right then?' I asked, completely baffled now.

'All of them,' he said, 'and none. Buddhist, Hindu, Moslem, Christian, Jew--each has an after-life experience which reflects his own beliefs. The Viking has his Valhalla, the American Indian his Happy Hunting Ground, the zealot his City of Gold. All are real. Each is a portion of the overall reality.' "

Islam world 1977 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. Lucifer's Hammer. Chicago, IL: Playboy Press (1977); pg. 446. "'It's officially dawn,' Marie said. 'Muslim definition. When you can tell a white thread from a black one. It's in the Koran.' "
Islam world 1982 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 225. Pg. 225: "'...imagine what Mohammed could have done if he had been able to go around the world on jet planes, and preach by television...' "; Pg. 226: "'...We can't get three billion people in ten years that way. This has to be a movement that anybody can belong to, Christian, Jew, Moslem, whatever.' "
Islam world 1982 Kress, Nancy. "The Mountain to Mohammed " in The Aliens of Earth. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House Publishers (1993; 1st pub Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, April 1982); pg. 227. [The title of the story 'The Mountain to Mohammed' refers to the founder of Islam, although I found no references to Islam in the story.]
Islam world 1984 Adams, Douglas & John Lloyd. The Meaning of Liff. New York: Harmony Books (1984); pg. 3. "Albuquerque (n.) A shapeless squiggle that is utterly unlike your normal signature, but that is, nevertheless, all you are able to produce when asked formally to identify yourself. Muslims, whose religion forbids the making of graven images, use albuquerques to decorate their towels, menu cards, and pajamas. "
Islam world 1984 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 57. "No, there must be a new religion, a faith as apocalyptic as Christianity, fierce as Islam, repressive as Hinduism, smug as Buddhism. There must be a church of Julie Katz. "
Islam world 1985 Knight, Damon. "The God Machine " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1985); pg. 35. "The fall campaign is a success. 'HOLINEX for instant tranquility...' ...Hospitals buy the professional model at $1,795. Psychiatrists buy it. The home models retail for $695 plus tax. People line up for it in department stores. It comes in Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox and Reformed versions. For the overseas market, Buddhist, Moslem and Hindu versions are on the drawing boards. "
Islam world 1985 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 133. "...the religious networks, where, with sustained and general excitement, the Message [from extraterrestrials] was being discussed... The Message, Ellie believed, was a kind of mirror in which each person sees his or her own beliefs challenged or confirmed... Muslims were concerned that the Message might contravene the commandment against graven images. In Kuwait, a man arose who claimed to be the Hidden Imam of the Shiites. "
Islam world 1986 Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 247. "'...President Reagan has ordered new air strikes against rebel bases in the Mountains east of Tabriz, where the Ayatollah Khomeini is believed to be... the revolutionary high command. Here in the United States, the death toll from last week's terrorist bombing at Madison Square Garden has now reached six hundred and eighty-two, and a communique from the so-called November Squad thretens continued attacks on American soil until all U.S. forces are withdrawn from the Middle East. Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko has declared his nation's 'sympathy with the freedom fighters of the Islamic Jihad,' and Gromyko says the presence of the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Arabian Sea is 'tantamount to--' ' " [Some other passing refs. to Middle Eastern-originated terrorism, but no other refs. to Islam by name.]
Islam world 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. 126. "We have the Islamic nations still ahead of us . . . a third of the world, someone told me. Some Moslems are more tolerant than others, but virtually all of them consider deformity a sign of Allah's displeasure. The attitudes of the true fanatics such as the Shi'ites in Iran and the Nur sect in Syria are terrifying. Hitlerian. How many jokers were slaughtered when the Ayatollah displaced the Shah? To some Iranians the tolerance he extended to jokers and women was the Shah's greatest sin. "
Islam world 1987 Anthony, Piers. Being a Green Mother. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 54. "'You know that the Tzigane are only nominally Christian, just as Gypsies in Moslem lands are only nominally devotees of Mohammed. We truly honor no belief but our own.' "
Islam world 1987 Banks, Iain M. Consider Phlebas. New York: St. Martin's Press (1987); pg. -3. [Frontispiece.] "Idolatry is worse than carnage.
--The Koran, 2: 190 "
Islam world 1988 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 114. "He was not from the Baltic or northern Europe. he was not Spanish, Moroccan, African Negro. He was a Moslem, Lazarus said, probably a descendant of people originally from what was then the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He spoke Portuguese. Lazarus guessed he was a refugee from the People's Republic of Angola. "
Islam world 1988 Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 84. "There was no rhyme or reason to the town that he could see. Victoriana slumped right next to early medieval, Islamic alongside Frank Lloyd Wright... "
Islam world 1988 Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 174. "'...I have... sat at the feet of all the prophets, trying to learn from them. Jesus and Buddha, Moses and Mohammed, Zoroaster and Confucius: all of them.'

'Have you?' was all she could say.

'They like to get together and argue. Sometimes they get excited, but they never fight. That would be unbecoming to prophets.' "

Islam world 1988 Godwin, P. Waiting for the Galactic Bus. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 185. "The worshipper glared around, sprang up and charged at them with a wicked curved sword. 'ALLAH IS THE ONE TRUE GOD!' Swoosh!The blow merely passed through Sorlij, who dissolved and materialized further away, a little put out. 'Now, see here, whoever you are--'

Maj made a stab at it. 'We're looking for someone--'

The mad alien turned on her, swinging the sword. 'PIGS!'... Allah el Allah-h-h. The one, the all-merciful,' the Moslem yodeled, winding up for another try at them-- "

Islam world 1989 Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 304. [An alternate history because the timeline has been changed.] "'...Muslim adventurers were intervening. You see, Islam was enjoying a rebirth of energy and enterprise... in 1989... I'd say the Muslims and Russians overran Europe and afterward went for each other's throats.' "
Islam world 1989 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 164. "History had happened a little differently. Rome and the Roman Church still dominated Europe... Rome had been jealous of the [U.S.] for two centuries, but now there was a bigger threat: the militant Islamic nations of the Middle East and Africa. "
Islam world 1990 Anderson, Jack. Zero Time. New York: Kensington Publishing (1990); pg. 5. "Islam is justice.

--Ayatollah Rubollah Khomeini " [This book is filled with references to Islam, especially fundamentalist Shiite Islam, as the antagonists in the plot are Shiite fundamentalists. Most references to Islam are not in DB.]

Islam world 1990 Anderson, Jack. Zero Time. New York: Kensington Publishing (1990); pg. 11. "But Khomeini's vision extended beyond the borders of Iran; he thought in terms of remaking the world. He saw himself as the Sword of Islam... His pervasive propaganda throughout Islam and his campaigns of subversion against regimes that opposed him had achieved considerable success. He had become a forbidding figure whose long shadow reached across the far-flung, disjointed, unruly Muslim world.

His bellicose hunger for kindling political tinderboxes had almost ignited the Persian Gulf. It had led to the devastating war with Iraq, confrontations with the Great Satan, and chaos within Iran. "

Islam world 1990 Bear, Greg. Heads (fiction). New York: St. Martin's Press (1990); pg. 101-102. "I had dipped into records of past prophets during my Earth research. Zarathustra. Jesus. Mohammed. Shabbetai Tzevi... Al Mahdi, who had defeated the British at Khartoum. Joseph Smith... and Brigham Young... And all the little ones since, the pretenders whose religions had eventually foundered, the charlatans of small talent, of skewed messages... "
Islam world 1992 Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 7. [Frontispiece] "Tell to the day when We shall blot out the mountains and make the earth a barren waste; when We shall gather all mankind together, leaving not a soul behind.

-- The Koran, 'The Cave,'
translated by N. J. Darwood "

Islam world 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 214. "'I was getting to that. you see, Persian mythology incorporates a lot of stuff that's central to the entire sweep of Indo-European culture. The rots are in Persia. It was a watershed that fed Indian, Euro-pagan, Judeo-Christian, and Islamic cultures. That takes in just about everything...'

...Merlin chuckled ruefully. 'I have to laugh at some of my black colleagues and their preoccupation with Islam. Man, in the slave-trading game, Arabs had a humongous market share. Islamic culture? You gotta be kidding me.'

'How do you view what they're calling 'Afrocentrism'?'

Merlin snorted... "

Islam world 1993 Stern, Roger. The Death and Life of Superman. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 156. "In Jidda, a Saudi sheik watched Luthor's address with interest...

In London, Rome, and Berlin . . . in Cairo, Jerusalem, and Mecca... in thousands of cities, towns, and villages, people around the globe mourned in public and private. Superman was dead. "

Islam world 1993 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Harvest. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 321-322. "'...People call themselves Christians or Moslems, but only a vanishing few held those beliefs so deeply that they turned down immortality.' "
Islam world 1994 Bradbury, Ray. "Zaharoff/Richter Mark V " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 23. "'They never knew or found out. We met in secret, covered our tracks. A small klan, a wee band of conspirators in every country in ever age. Like the Masons, eh? Or some Inquisitional Catholic sect? Or an underground Muslim grot. It didn't take many or much...' "
Islam world 1994 Morrow, James. Towing Jehovah. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 43. "At that moment, Neil [a Jew] would have preferred almost anyone else's company. An encyclopedia salesman's. An Arab's. Whatever their other foibles, his Arab mates never tried to convert him. Usually they just ignored him, though sometimes they actually became his friends--particularly when, during prayers, he helped them stay pointed toward Mecca while the ship made a turn. Neil always brought a magnetically-corrected compass to sea for expressly this purpose. "
Islam world 1995 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 125. "Some chiliasts held that the imminent arrival of the Third Millennium would be accompanied by the return of Jesus or Buddha or Krisha or The who would establish on Earth a benevolent theocracy... "
Islam world 1996 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 15. "The Mojave Desert and Death Valley were the Mecca and Al Medina of western U.S. geologists; they had tramped over the regions for well over a century... "
Islam world 1996 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 235. "Reuben clutched two library books under his arm, one on how to pass the civil service exam for the Postal Service, another containing the short stories of Paul Bowles. Reuben, who had fancied himself a Muslim in his early teens--to his mother's horror--had steeped himself in the lore of Africa and the Middle East. Bowles intrigued him even more than Doughty or T. E. Lawrence. "
Islam world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 67. "'...You know in the camps there was a purple triangle too.'
'Really? Who for?'
'Take a guess.'
...'That wasn't the Gypsies?'
'Er . . . criminals then?'
'No, no.'
'Blimey. Let me see . . .'
'Yes, a strange game, is it not? To put yourself into the mind of a Nazi. You have to imagine a whole new collection of humans to hate. Have another try.'
'Interior decorators?'
'The mentally ill?'
'Er . . . Muslims?'
'No' "
Islam world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 81. "The enemy. They will break into your car, burgle your house, molest your children, consign you to hellfire, murder you for drug money, force you to face Mecca, infect your blood, outlaw your sexual preferences... Keep them away! " [The sentence contains disparate phrases which represent a wide variety of viewpoints.]
Islam world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 133. "'You are right. The same disgusted thought strikes when one reads the writings of the men who ran the camps. 'Pathetic attempt at a rebellion in the shower rooms this morning. A dozen or so naked Muslims--' they called Jewish women Muslims, did you know that? '--a dozen or so naked Muslims tried to escape. Kretschmer shot each one in the leg and made them hop up and down for ten minutes before liquidating them...' "
Islam world 1996 Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor (original 1981; 1st Tor edition 1992); pg. 36. "The Islamic co-prosperity sphere ran from Gibraltar to Indonesia; and now that China had made her peace with Islam and forged links to Japan, the still-floundering RUS [Russian Union of Soviets] might be excused for fearing herself savaged by the Asiatic common market. It was well-known that India had taken Chinese aid to build her 'irrigation' conduits near the old Pakistani border. "
Islam world 1996 Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor (original 1981; 1st Tor edition 1992); pg. 62. "...they [Mormons] swelled their ranks with as much missionary zeal as any Moslem... "
Islam world 1996 Morrow, James. "The Covenant " in Bible Stories for Adults. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1996); pg. 127. " 'No gods except me'--right? " says the Son of Rust as we stride down South Street.

"Right, " I reply.

"You don't see the rub? "

"No. "

My companion grins. "Such a prescription implies there is but one true faith. Let it stand, Domine, and you will be setting Christian agains Jew, Buddhist against Hindu, Muslim against pagan. . . "

"An overstatement, " I insist.

Islam, continued


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