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Islam world 1996 Willis, Connie. Bellwether. New York: Bantam Spectra (1997; 1st ed. 1996); pg. 74. "Bigotry is one of the oldest and ugliest of trends, so persistent it only counts as a fad because the target keeps changing: Huguenots, Koreans, homosexuals, Muslims, Tutsis, Jews, Quakers, wolves, Serbs, Salem housewives. Nearly every group so long as its small and different, has had a turn, and the pattern never changes--disapproval, isolation, demonization, persecution. "
Islam world 1997 Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor (original 1981; 1st Tor edition 1992); pg. 295. "Canada found that Egypt, Arabia, Iraq, and other AIR [Association of Islamic Republics] countries would willingly help finance the exodus of Israel. In 1995, major powers would have intervened. By 2010, some major powers might again intervene. But this odd consortium of Canadians, Islamics, and Israelis saw the next few years as a launch window in time. "
Islam world 1997 Watson, Ian. God's World. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (this ed. 1990; copyright 1979); pg. 19. "...affronted in their bourgeois myth by avatars of Christ, Mohammed, Buddha. "
Islam world 1997 Watson, Ian. God's World. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (this ed. 1990; copyright 1979); pg. 159. "The ideal graduate is no longer a free-thinking pseudo-Westerner; he is a Moslem scientist. Ironically, we have a Westerner in our midst: Mike Farley, the bearded American Negro, ex-engineer, convert to Islam. He supports himself by teaching English... "
Islam world 1997 Watson, Ian. God's World. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (this ed. 1990; copyright 1979); pg. 184. "This apparition doesn't take on the appearance of Chirst or Mohammed or Amaterasu. "
Islam world 1998 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988) "The final decade of Earth's twentieth century was cataclysmic. Moslem states fought horrible wars in 1995, 1996, and 1998, devastating much of Africa and the Middle East. In less than five years, the steady growth of Islam during the latter half of the century became a route of terror and apostasy, one of the worst religious convulsions in human history. "
Islam world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 222. "...but just as the Koran proscribed representations of the human figure, solipsism proscribes human drama. "
Islam world 1998 Ing, Dean. The Skins of Dead Men. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1998); pg. 226. "'Why would there be such a list at all?'

'Long story. The short version is, they're all heavily Islamic, which means they aren't primarily concerned about what happens to idiots in the Christian West. And they all desperately need cash, and we want to help them become capitalists. And importing drugs into this country is the nearest to a sure thing anyone has ever found. The penalties here are relatively modest. In some countries it's an automatic death sentence. This... is our way of promising that only their clumsiest entrepreneurs will go down.' "

Islam world 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 124. "I looked at his eager, smiling face for a few moments and then said, 'You want to make a movie in which the holiest shrine of what is arguably the world's most militant and fundamentalist religion turns out to be--'

'An alien artifact,' Dwight said, nodding. I mean, Uncle Jeb's concerned that people might be upset by it, but I'm telling you, Kate, this is a great idea. I know people in Hollywood who'd kill to produce this movie.'

I watched Dwight carefully at this point for any sign of irony, or even humour. Not a sausage. I looked at Mr. Dessous, who was shaking his head.

'Dwight,' I said. 'Does the word 'fatwa' mean anything to you?'

Dwight started to grin.

'Or the name Salman Rushdie?'

Dwight hooted with laughter. 'Aw, Kate, come on, he was an Islamic! I'm not!'

'Actually I think he was sort of lapsed at the time,' I said.

'Well, he came from an Islamic family or whatever! I mean, he was from India or something, wasn't he?...' "

Islam world 1999 Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 203. "Rabbis, imams, and assorted shamans hinted that only the Christian God would die on the Christian New Year. "
Islam world 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 167. "'....From the exhibits out there, it's clear that some Christians (and Jews, and Muslims) think that the universe is only six thousand years old...' "
Islam world 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 175. "'...Since more than half the people on the Earth aren't Jews or Christians or Muslims...

...Everybody's getting the same kind of data from the same place in the sky... The Muslims, the Hindus, the Christians, and the atheists are getting the same message...' "

Islam world 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 315-316. "He [Eda, the Ahmadiyyan physicist] told her a little of the religion he had been born into... It was a comparatively new sect... founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in the Punjab.... Ahmad had claimed to be the Mahdi, the figure Muslims expect to appear at the end of the world. He also claimed to be... a buruz, or reappearance of Mohammed. "
Islam world 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 147. "And there are millions of Muslims who embraced the Qur'an as the revealed word of God. "
Islam world 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 307. "Still, that was a minority opinion: most people knew nothing about supernovae, and many, including a large contingent in the Muslim world, didn't trust the images supposedly produced by Merelcas's telescopes. "
Islam world 2001 Aldiss, Brian. "Marvells of Utopia " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001); pg. 191. "'You could add to that long list all the world's false gods and goddesses, the Greek gods, who gave their names to the constellations, the Baals and Isises and Roman soldier gods, the multi-armed Kali, Ganesh with the elephant's head, Allah, Jehovah...' "
Islam world 2002 Waldrop, Howard. Them Bones. New York: Ace Science Fiction (1984); pg. 140. [In an alternative timeline.] "'What year is this?'

'By our calender,' he said, 'it is the 1364th year since the capture of Mecca by the followers of Ibram the Prophet.'

Mecca checks out. Who's the Prophet Ibram? 1364? All the Islamic tumoil was in what, the 600s? This is what? Late 1900s? Maybe even 2000 A.D?

'Do you know of the one named Mohammed?' I asked.

'The father of the Prophet? Not much is written of him in the book.'

'Uh, what about Jesus?'

'I am not as much of a scholar as our physician--Send for Ali,' he said to another merchant, then turned back to me. 'Jesus? I think he as worshiped near Galilee, a small sect perhaps? I think he was stoned by his people. The Prophet lived near Galilee for some months during his exile, I think, when he was cast out of Medina.' "

Islam world 2002 Waldrop, Howard. Them Bones. New York: Ace Science Fiction (1984); pg. 142. [In alternative timeline.] "'Was there a Great Plague? Did the followers of the True Religion put the people whom they conquered to the fire and sword?'

'Plague? There are always plagues of one kind or another,' said Ali. 'Little can be done with them. But a great plague, no. Hippocrates says the nations and cities must reach a certain size before the plagues become endemic. We have very few truly large cities.'

'You kept Greek learning, then? What about all the lost books? What about the library at Alexandria? Weren't all the books burned?'

'Burn all those great works! What a horrid idea!' said Ali. 'But where is this place Alexandria? The great library is in Cairo, in Egypt.'

'Alexander the Great? Philip of Macedon? Darius the Persian?' I said.

'These names are unknown to me,' said Ali. 'Hamilcar established the great library at Cairo... [the books] were there when the True Believers took the city. There they remain, [and] have been endlessly recopied...' "

Islam world 2004 Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 149. "'About the sex, that won't work in Islamic countries, will it?'

'Not the same way; no bikinis, but believe me, sex sells to Muslims too. That's an important point, though, cultural differences. We can't run this whole thing like an American campaign; it's got to be tailored to every group...'

'How about different religions, though?'

'We've got to have religious leaders behind us, no question. Well, for every religion there's some kind of handle. With Christians it's heave, with Muslims, it's paradise, same difference...' "

Islam world 2008 Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 209. "'Well, Diana, it's an astonishing instance of human gullibility, but it's happened before. Hitler was able to persuade millions of Germans to support him in a catastrophic war against his neighbors in Europe. Christ and Mohammed created fanatical movements that swept the world. We don't know why these things happen...' "
Islam world 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 192. Pg. 192: "...howl of bass notes that made Gaby think of Portuguese fado singers and Islamic muezzins. "; Pg. 223: "'...You bribe Jesus with prayers and candles; Allah too, if he'll do the job...' "; Pg. 242: "...an outline of a cube, the sign of Sheikh Mohammed Obeid's Children of the Hajj carte. "; Pg. 264: "'...but they are not offenses against God or Allah or the holy church...' "; Pg. 303: "...and maybe a conference for Ramadan, Yom Kippur an Christmas...' "
Islam world 2009 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 229. "Meanwhile, the Islamic world had mostly embraced the visions as ilham (divine guidance exerted upon the human mind and soul), rather than wahy (divine revelation of the actual future), since, by definition, only prophets were capable of the latter. That the visions turned out to indeed be of a malleable future apparently confirmed the Islamic view, and, although Islamic leaders did not invoke the Scrooge metaphor, the concept of receiving insight that would allow one to improve oneself along religious and spiritual lines was interpreted as being fully congruent with the Qur'an. "
Islam world 2009 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 229. "Some Muslims had the dissenting view that the visions were demonic, part of the unfolding destruction of the world, rather than divine. But either way, the Islamic spiritual leaders rejected wholeheartedly the notion that a physics experiment had been the cause: that was a misguided secular, Western interpretation. The visions clearly were of spiritual origin, and hardware was irrelevant to such experiences.

Lloyd had feared that the Islamic nations would oppose replication of the LHC experiment on that basis. but first the Wilayat al-Faqih in Iran, then the Shayk al-Azhar in Egypt, and then shaykh after shaykh and imam after imam across the Muslim world came to favor attempted replication, precisely so that when the attempt failed, the infidels would have it proven to them that the original occurrence had indeed been spiritual, not secular in nature. "

Islam world 2009 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 229. "Of course, governments in Islamic nations were often at odds with the faithful in their lands. For those governments that kowtowed to the west, supporting replication, so long as it was offset, as the Asians were insisting, by twelve hours from the first occurrence, was a win-win scenario: if replication failed, the Western scientists would end up with egg on their faces, and the secular worldview would take a drubbing; if it succeeded, the economies of Muslim nations would get a boost, by having their citizens attain the same sort of insights into future technologies that Americans had already received. "
Islam world 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 143. "'Is it natural for us to hate so much, too?' Gamal asked, his eyes bright, his face intense. 'The Allies are infidels, and the poor displaced Israelis less than dust. The Syrians are thieves; the Palestinians are stupid; the Kuwaitis lazy. Why do we hate so much, do you think?'

...'I don't know,' Wasef said.

'It is because we are still tribal,' Gamal said, glancing around to make sure no other Arab was in earshot. 'In this modern world, we are still tribal. Islam preaches brotherhood, but there is no brotherhood in us.' "

Islam world 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 144. "'My father is uncomfortable when I speak of this,' Gamal told him... '...to my father, Arabs are good, Egyptians better, and family the best of all... Haven't you ever stood back and seen what we are? Arabs live in little boxes of loyalties: family and country and religion.'

...Was the boy mad? It was one thing to think unorthodox thoughts. Wasef himself often did. But it was dangerous to voice them. And stupid to walk purposefully into the line of fire.

'Stay in Barcelona, Captain Sabry,' Wasef said. 'Stay here and live so that you may become a great astrophysicist.'

Gamal flushed with embarrassment. 'I think I will not be an astrophysicist anymore. We fight together, don't you see? Iranians and Jordanians. Saudis and Iraqis. This is more than simply Pan-Arabism we have been awaiting. It is a true Muslim brotherhood.'

'If you will not be an astrophysicist, what other career do you choose?'...

'One day I want to be President of the United Arabic States.' "

Islam world 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 203. "Easy for the Americans to be calm, Sabry thought. The Allied army was a killing machine. The M1-A1s never broke down like the old Soviet tanks; he had never seen the Allies flee in panic, Oh, Allah. How had he lost the Western campaign? "
Islam world 2010 Bishop, Michael. "The Bob Dylan Tambourine Software & Satori Support Services Consortium, Ltd. " (published 1985) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 619. "...had consciously made use of it to stem the rising tides of materialism and narcissism. Ronald Reagan and the Moral Majority hadn't done the trick; nor had the Ayatollah Khomeini and his Islamic cohorts... "
Islam world 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 160. "'I can't say I see much better times ahead for Muslims, either [comparing them to Christians], either; though Islam has become a sizeable minority religion in the Western West in the past half-century, the spearhead of its advance has been the descendant of a schism, like the Right Catholics. I mean, naturally, the Children of X, who have constructed nothing more than an analogue of Christianity using their murdered patron as their Osiris-Attis-Jesus figure...' " [Multiple other minor refs. not in DB.]
Islam world 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 270. "...sent back a furious memo demanding whatinole connection events in the first year of the Muslim calendar could have with a twenty-first-century business venture. "
Islam world 2010 Brunner, John. The Sheep Look Up. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 11. "...what do they do for toilet paper--round pebbles, Moslem-style? "
Islam world 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 19. "With the exception of a few Middle Easterners who wanted the Network to invest massively in the Muslim-dominated republics of the former Soviet Union, most of the Network liked the third option. "
Islam world 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 134. "Anyone who adhered, at least nominally, to any religion that was invented millennia ago by people who ran around in burlap... that is, any of the major religions--ran into little dilemmas like this on a regular basis. The Christians practiced ritual cannibalism. Whenever he flew between the West and India there was always at least one Muslim on the plane who had to get out the in-flight magazine, check out the route map on the back page, triangulate against the position of the sun, and try to figure out in which direction Mecca lay. "
Islam world 2010 Stephenson, Neal. The Big U. New York: Random House (1984); pg. 118. "'TUG is fully consistent with Judeo-Christo-Mohammedan-Bahaism.' "
Islam world 2010 Swanwick, Michael. "The Edge of the World " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1989); pg. 647. "The cliff here was green-white with lichen, and had in ancient times been laboriously smoothed and carved. Between each cave... were heavy-thighed women -- goddesses, perhaps, or demons or sacred dancers -- their breasts and faces chipped away by the image-hating followers of the Prophet at a time when Mohammed yet lived. Their hands... "
Islam world 2010 Swanwick, Michael. "The Edge of the World " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1989); pg. 650. "'Yeah, tell us about the monastery, Unca Russ,'...

'It's very old,' Russ said. 'Before the Sufis, before Mohammed, even before the Zoroastrians crossed the gulf, the native mystics would renounce the world and...' "

Islam world 2011 Sawyer, Robert J. The Terminal Experiment. New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 102. "And in Muslim belief, according to Sarkar, the nafs enters the fetus on the fortieth day after conception. "
Islam world 2012 Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 82. "Many patterns in the M-Set are strongly reminiscent of Islamic art; perhaps the best example is the familiar comma-shaped 'Paisley' design. " [Mandlebrot]
Islam world 2015 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 86. "Christianity and Islam had been accurately described as religions of the book. Chrislam, their offspring and intended successor, was based upon a technology of immeasurably greater power.

It was the first religion of the byte. "

Islam world 2015 Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 180. "Then the little Malay dropped to his knees and bowed west to the Wanderer, and coincidentally to Mecca, and said, softly: 'Terima kasi, bagus kuning dan ungu!' "
Islam world 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. 762. [Year is estimated.] "This was the jahiliyah--the land of ignorance. This was America. The Great Satan, the Arsenal of Imperialism, the Bankroller of Zionism, the Bastion of Neo-Colonialism... They have forgotten that they used to shoot us, shell us, insult us, and equip our enemies. They have no memory, the Americans, and not history.... I flew to Miami, on a winter afternoon... In our final approach we passed a coal-burning power plant... For a moment I mistook it for a mosque, its tall smokestacks slender as minarets. A Mosque of the American Dream. " [Many references in story to Islam, not all in DB.]
Islam world 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. 764. [Year is estimated.] "My wristwatch buzzed quietly, its programmed dial indicating the direction of Mecca. I took the rug from my luggage and spread it before the window. I cleansed my face, my hands, my feet. Then I knelt before the darkening chaos of Miami... "
Islam world 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. 765. [Year is estimated.] "'I am here to cover Tom Boston. The Boston phenomenon.'

She squinted. 'Tom is big in Cairo these days? Muslims, yes? Down on rock and roll.'

'We're not all ayatollahs,' I said, smiling up at her... 'Many still listen to Western pop music...' ";

Pg. 766: 'Your paper is big, is it?' the woman said.

'Biggest in Cairo, millions of readers,' I said. 'We still read, in the Caliphate.' "; Pg. 768: "I decided not to tell her that Egypt, as a nation-state, no longer existed. "

Islam world 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. 778. "His music even saw a brief flurry of popularity in Cairo... This is the dar-al-harb, the land of peace. We have peeled the hands of the West from our throat, we draw breath again, under God's sky. Our Caliph is a good man, and I am proud to serve him. He reigns, he doe not rule. Learned men debate in the Majlis, not squabbling like politicians, but seeking truth in dignity. We have the world's respect.

We have earned it, for we paid the martyr's price. We Muslims are one in five in all the world, and as long as ignorance of God persists, there will always be the struggle, the jihad. It is a proud thing to be one of the Caliph's Mujihadeen. It is not that we value our lives lightly. But that we value God more. "

Islam world 2016 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 90. "...the co-called 'Cold Fusion' revolution, which brought about the sudden end of the Fossil Fuel Age and destroyed the economic base of the Muslim world for almost a generation--until Israeli chemists rebuilt it with the slogan 'Oil for Food--Not for Fire!' "
Islam world 2018 Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 131. "'...Moslem fanatics want to split the Kazakh and other Asian republics away from the USSR. Riots break out in Moscow...' "
Islam world 2018 Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 212. Pg. 212: "'Naturally. It would interfere with their markets. They've learned how to deal with Moscow. Let them try trading with the Uzbeks!'

'I'm going to have a try,' Jo said. 'Vanguard Industries has contracted to build the fusion power station just outside Tashkent. . . .' "; Pg. 213: "'The political uncertainties have opened the door to unparalleled opportunities for corruption. Our devout Moslem friends may be ready to give their lives for Allah, but they are even more ready to sell anything to the highest bidder.' "

Islam world 2018 Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 298. "'Many! The hard-liners in Moscow and Beijing--and Washington. The government officials who do not agree with their leaders' policies of peaceful coexistence. Revolutionary groups everywhere. Muslims, Filipinos, Irish, Argentines--they exist in every part of the world.' "
Islam world 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 320. [Bruce Wayne talks with his son Xu'ffasch, whose mother is Talia and whose grandfather is Ra's al Ghul] "'...Calcutta, you say? What's she doing there?'

'She's Mother Talia. She's the mother superior of Saint Teresa's clinic.'

'I didn't even know she was Catholic.'

'Well, she wasn't. We're Muslim, I guess, if we're anything, but you know . . .' "

Islam world 2020 Watson, Ian. The Flies of Memory. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1990); pg. 47. "'The mountain has come to the Pope,' said Osipyan sourly, 'since Mohammed wasn't available.' "
Islam world 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 17. "'Okay, a quick review of the party line... The Sovs still have hard-currency problems, but we can cut a good countertrade in natural gas. Kuwaiti housing project: no. Islamic Republic: the terms are good but it stinks politically. No.' "
Islam world 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 234. "'At least they got us out... It's better than waiting for those voodoo cannibals to poison us. . . .Or the globalist law courts. . . . The Islamics aren't so bad.'

Bad Luck stared at her. 'They murder technicians! Anti-Western purges!'

'That was years ago--anywah, maybe that's hwy they want us now! Stop fretting, eh! People like us, we can always find a place.' " [Also pg. 235.]

Islam world 2024 Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 58. "'No,' Ishmael said. 'You don't want to help people; you want to slay the beast. I can see it in your eyes when you talk about earthquakes. You hate earthquakes. God wrought their majesty, but you have the gall to hate His creation. I feel sorry for you and your windmills, and I pray to Allah you never get the power to vent your hatred.'

...'Do you really think you'll have an Islamic State?'

Ishmael nodded slowly. 'We will have an Islamic nation,' he replied. 'In a fractured world, we are the dominant force.' " [Many other refs. to Islam throughout novel. One of major characters is Ishmael, leader of the Nation of Islam. See other refs. under 'Nation of Islam' in DB.]

Islam world 2025 Anderson, Poul. Harvest of Stars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 74. "Mural screens down the corridor showed men at war, Assyrians, Hebrews, Romans, vikings, Moors, knights, samurai, Aztecs. . . until at last a Chinese crossed bayonets with a Parthan of the Grand Jihad. "
Islam world 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 110. Pg. 111: "Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, a temperate ruler with the interests of his small nation at heart, had ruled Brunei well, abdicating in 2005 to his son, Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah, who ruled for only five years. A terrorist bomb had killed him and his numerous sons. The surviving heir was the dead sultan's cousin, Omar Ali Billah, an extremist in the Malaysian Islamic fundamentalist movement called dakwah. ";

Pg. 112: "Sultan Hakim surrounded himself with loyal underlings... relatives in his mother's clan and from among radical Moslems who shared his extremist and violent ideology. " [Other refs., not in DB.]

Islam world 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 298. "He praised Allah, believing that Allah continually showed his mercy and loyalty by providing the faithful with unbelievable riches: first, oil; now, Meta. "
Islam world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 201. "'...In the Koran, the angels who are sent to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah say, 'We are sent forth to a wicked nation, so that we may bring down on them a shower of clay-stones marked by your Lord for the destruction of the sinful.' Lagos found this interesting--this promiscuous dispersal of information, written on a medium that lasts forever. He spoke of pollen blowing in the wind--I gather that this was some kind of analogy.' "
Islam world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 374. "'In any case, this is the birth of a rational religion. All of the subsequent monotheistic religions--known by Muslims, appropriately, as religions of the Book--incorporated those ideas to some extent. For example, the Koran states over and over again that it is a transcript, an exact copy, of a book in Heaven. Naturally, anyone wh believes that will not dare to alter the text in any way! Ideas such as these were so effective in preventing the spread of Asherah that, eventually, ever square inch of territory where the viral cult had once thrived--from India to Spain--was under the sway of Islam, Christianity, or Judaism.' "
Islam world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 377. "'...L. Bob Rife's glossolalia cult is the most successful religion since the creation of Islam. They do a lot of talking about Jesus, but like many self-described Christian churches, it has nothing to do with Christianity except that they use his name. It's a postrational religion.' "
Islam world 2025 Westerfeld, Scott. Fine Prey. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 51. Pg. 51: "The boom in post-Contact genetic technology had left Foxtrot's family among the richest in the world. Genetics money was big in hunting...

'The prince figures he can strong-arm the mullahs if he can sell claw hunting to the Islamic Street,' Foxtrot continued. 'Before the equestrian plague, Johnny Islam liked to ride.' ";

Pg. 203: "'...this meteor at Mecca, fell more than a thousand years ago.'

'Meteorite,' I corrected...

'You're the polyglot. But Johnny Islam worships this thing. The Black Stone. Apparently, it's an echelon up from religious relic. Central icon of the faith.' " [More]; Pg. 224-225: Mecca; Pg. 226: "'Subcutaneous audio. Guess you wouldn't use 'em in the hunt. That's okay, they spook the Muslims, anyway.' "; Pg. 228: "...thought that old Joe would restore the 'great scientific traditions of Islam... "; Pg. 236: Ka'ba; mosque; Pg. 238: "the Aya had destroyed Mecca " [Other Muslim refs., not in DB.]

Islam world 2027 Atack, Chris. Project Maldon. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 6. "The vapid slogans of the Post Millennium world were dayglo'd in fiery red and green all down its brown-brick walls, like sores on a diseased dragon's scales: SLAM ISLAM . . . JESUS COMETH IN A CONDOM . . . PITH THE LISTERS. "
Islam world 2027 Atack, Chris. Project Maldon. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 136. "It was far from difficult in... 2027, with the Islamic Coalition lapping like a rising tide against Fortress Europe, a score or more of conflicts crackling around the globe... Yes, he could believe in the Die Back. At least it was something to believe in. Despite endless predictions, Jesus had not shown up again, nor Mohammed nor the Buddha, at least as far as he was able to judge. " [More about Islamic Coalition, pg. 142.]
Islam world 2027 McAllister, Bruce. "The Girl Who Loved Animals " in Omni Visions One (Ellen Datlow, ed). Greensboro, NC: Omni Books (1993; story copyright 1988); pg. 3. "Their hi-sec floor cost them thirty million dollars, I told myself, took them three years of legislation to get, and had everything you'd ever want to keep your witness or assassin or jihad dignitary alive... "
Islam world 2028 Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 58. "Mohammed and Wo Ping are mathematicians first and foremost, and they like working together. Normally that makes job assignments for them easy, but when they work together they also tend to throw away wilder speculations... "; Pg. 170: "...Pete and Wo Ping arrive next, sharing a ride, then Mohammed. "; Pg. 382: "Mohammed and Wo Ping, with families to worry about, are already on temporary leave... " [The character named Mohammed is probably from a Muslim culture, but Islam is not mentioned explicitly.]
Islam world 2029 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 83. "'Isn't it time you admitted, John, that Jesus must have been an ordinary man, like Mohammed (Peace be upon him)? We know something that the writers of the Gospels didn't, though it seems perfectly obvious when you think about it--a virgin birth could produce only a female--never a male. Of course, the Holy Ghost might have contrived a second miracle. Perhaps I'm biased, but I feel that would have been--well, showing off. Even in bad taste.'

--Prophet Fatima Magdelene (Second Dialogue with Pope John Paul XXV, ed. Fr. Mervyn Fernando, SJ, 2029)



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