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 world 2029 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 84. "Technical Sergeant Ruby Goldenberg was not merely white; she was the daughter of a rabbi and had never seen anything more exotic than Disneyland before being posted to King Faisal Base, Dhahran. Although she was well versed in both Judaism and Christianity, Islam was a new world to her; she was fascinated by its serious-minded concern for fundamental issues as well as its long-standing though now badly eroded tradition of tolerance. She particularly admired its wholehearted respect for those two prophets of different faiths--Moses and Jesus. However, with her 'liberated' Western outlook, she had strong reservations about the position of women in the more conservative Muslim states. " [Many other refs. to Islam, not in DB, associated with this story of the beginning of Chrislam, a fusion Islamic-Christian religion.]
Islam world 2030 Jablokov, Alexander. Nimbus. New York: Avon Books (1993); pg. 165. "'...Like what the Topeka people played in the early Nineties, from all those Arab immigrants in Kansas. You remember, Shara Shirkut, Aziz Mufuela, Bamboose the Turk, those guys.'...

Sheldon shook his head, smiling. 'Not a bit of it, Peter. This here's Falafel. French-Jewish-Arabic stuff from the Lebanon hill country. Jewish settlers brought it up, Christians in the city picked it up, Moslems jazzed it up and brought it to the States...' "

Islam world 2032 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 184. "'...Unless they can enlist the cybertaos to go in with them. And the cybertaos would just love that, because any idea that gets too close to cybertao ends up being cybertao, which is why the Jews and Muslims and Hindus have all gotten so paranoid about cybertao--because they've all lost millions of believers overnight. The poor... Buddhists and Taoists just disappeared entirely, you know?' "
Islam world 2032 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 94. Excerpt from papal encyclical signed by "John Paul XXV, Easter 2032: Earth-Moon-Mars New Network, " which emphasizes that the Catholic Church now supports artificial birth control (in light of new techniques that extend human life and years of fertility), but still opposes abortion: "'The Church is wise enough not to fight against the inevitable, especially in this radically changed situation. I will shortly be issuing an encyclical that will contain guidance on these matters. It has been drawn up, I might add, after full consultation with my colleagues the Dalai Lama, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi, Imam Mahommud, and the Prophet Fatima Magdelene. They are in complete agreement with me. "
Islam world 2032 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 101. "Morris Goldenberg... next made the pilgrimage to Mecca, and though he was kept at a safe distance from the Kaaba, he thereafter insisted on calling himself Al Haj. How sincere he was in this--or indeed anything else--was hotly disputed. About his mother's sincerity there was never any serious doubt, but after his death most people decided that Al Haj Morris Goldenberg was nothing more than a charming and plausible adventurer... "
Islam world 2032 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 102. "As far as most outsiders were concerned, most of the matters of doctrinal dispute that Morris promoted appeared trivial: were prayers at dawn an sunset the minimum requirement; were pilgrimages to Bethlehem and Mecca of equal merit; could the Ramadan fast be cut to a week; was it necessary to give tithe to the 'poor,' now that Society as a whole recognized its responsibilities in this matter; how to reconcile Jesus' order to 'drink wine in remembrance of me' with Muslim aversions to alcohol . . . and so on. . . . "
Islam world 2037 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 356. "The Reunionists have launched themselves against the hypothesis that there are legitimate concepts such as the first world, second world, third world, nonaligned world, developed and underdeveloped world, Christian and Moslem world, the East, West, North, an South. "
Islam world 2038 Brin, David. Earth. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 559. "Meanwhile, Christians and Jews and Muslims made noises much like the Gaians'--only they seemed to hear the low voice of a 'father'... "
Islam world 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 314. "The plasma physicist smiled unhappily. 'Oh yes, there are lots of knives in the dark here. Even the New Morality people have questioned what I'm doing. They say it's against God's will to try to imitate the stars.'

Rashid snorted disdainfully. 'What do they know of the One God?'

'Believe it or not, there are Moslems among them.'

Shaking his head, Rashid promised that he would keep very quiet about what he had seen and heard. "

Islam world 2043 Morse, David. The Iron Bridge. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1998); pg. 114. "You could see why Christians and Muslims and Hindus got hooked on their avatars and saints--little ombudsmen who bridged the gap to the Unknown.
Islam world 2043 Tepper, Sheri S. Beauty. New York: Doubleday (1991); pg. 377. "There are a handful of marvelous mosques in Baskarone, serene and beautiful. "
Islam world 2046 Bear, Greg. Eternity. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 2. "But the angels do not listen. And then from the Bible Lands and points east, from the Lands of the Book and out of the People of the Book comes rebellion. For their lands have not been scorched and they can still find strength in the soil, and they are ingenious and know the Law of Tree and Flea. Because they are Chosen of God, they fight these angels who are not angels... And the People of the Book sleep the sleep of the pacific, building and working but not fighting... And then in the land sunk in evil at the tip of the Heart of Darkness, like white dregs in a black bottle, from this land comes speakers of Afrikaans and English in their fine uniforms, driving ahead of them their slave armies, to despoil all the untouched Southern Lands of the Earth...

--Gershop Raphael,
The Book of the Death, Sura 4, Book 1 "

Islam world 2048 Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Shadow. New York: Tor (1999); pg. 328. "Only a few demagogues saw the danger. The Chinese and the Muslim world were alert to the danger [of Russia], and even they were unable to make nay kind of stand for fear of breaking up the alliance that made resistance to the Buggers [hostile aliens] possible. "
Islam world 2049 Blish, James. A Case of Conscience. New York: Ballantine (1979; c. 1958); pg. 70. "' ethical system on Earth that grew up independently of Christianity agreed with it point for point. Not Mithraism, not Islam, not the Essenes--not even these, which influenced or were influenced by Christianity, were in good agreement with it in the matter of ethics...' "
Islam world 2050 Aldiss, Brian. "A Whiter Mars " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 1995); pg. 218. "You've forgotten about the gods and goddesses, the Greek gods who gave their names to the constellations, the Baals and Isises and Roman soldier gods, the vengeful Almighty of the Old Testament, Allah -- all imaginary super-beings which supposedly controlled mankind's behavior before humanity could control itself. "
Islam world 2050 Anderson, Poul. Harvest of Stars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 16. "'The family's been over here for a couple of hundred years, genes were getting pretty diluted, but when the refugees arrived in Jihad times, some were ethnic Chinese from Southeast Asia and three or four of them married into my lineage. Since then, bueno you know how people tend to stick close to those they know and can trust--endogamy's gotten common--' " [Year of 'Jihad times' is estimated.]
Islam world 2050 Anderson, Poul. Harvest of Stars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 38. "'...I'd seen the Renewal and the Jihad and a slew of lesser disasters, and Avantism was then on the horizon...' " [Year of 'Jihad times' is estimated.]
Islam world 2050 Bova, Ben. "Acts of God " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1995); pg. 14. Pg. 14: "'I think that if God gets blamed for accidents and natural disasters, the people who claim to represent God ought to be willing to pay the damages,' Sam said gleefully, over and again. 'It's only fair.'

The media went into an orgy of excitement. Interviewers doggedly tracked down priests, ministers, nuns, lamas, imams, mullahs, gurus of every stripe and sect. ";

Pg. 38: "'Think of the reaction in the Moslem nations if the World Court seems to treat the Vatican differently from other nations. Or India or China.' "

Islam world 2050 Bova, Ben. "Acts of God " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1995); pg. 48. Pg. 48: "Josella kept the pistol rock-steady in her hand. 'Because the ayatollahs are unanimous in their decision that this unbeliever must die.'

'You're a Moslem?'

She smiled tightly. 'Not all Moslem women wear veils and chadors, Senate Meyers.'

'But why would the Moslems want to kill Sam? He's suing the Pope, not Imam.'

'He is making a travesty of all religions. He is mocking God. The Church of Rome has yet to see the light of true revelation, but we slaves of Allah can't allow this blasphemy to continue.'

'It's Islam's contribution to global religious solidarity,' Sam said, disgust dripping from his words.

'I had wanted to do it cleanly, professionally,' Josella said... ";

Pg. 49: "'For six years. My job has been to assassinate policyholders whose estates would go to Islamic causes.'

'You've worked for insurance companies, and they never knew?'

'Of course not.' " [Other refs. to Josella, a major character in story, which do not mention Islam.]

Islam world 2050 Bova, Ben. "Sam's War " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1994); pg. 62. "The Colombian representative smiled knowingly. 'There are many ways to make war,' he said. 'Space facilities are extremely fragile. A few well-placed bombs... A few public assassinations. It can all be blamed on the Muslims or the ecologists.'

'Or the feminists,' snapped the Indonesian, himself a Muslim and a devoted ecologist. Everyone else in the room laughed. "

Islam world 2050 Bova, Ben. Moonwar. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 51. "Nearly half an hour later, Ibrahim al-Rashid's face finally appeared on the wallscreen. He had been handsome once, but not his romantic good looks were sinking into softness. His closely-clipped beard was streaked with gray... He had a look of decadence about him, Joanna thought. She knew that Rashid did not drink; he was a faithful Moslem in that regard. But there were drugs. And women, many of them. And the responsibilities that came inescapably with great power. " [Other refs. to this character, not in DB. All refs. to Islam by name are in DB.]
Islam world 2050 Bova, Ben. Moonwar. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 197. "'It hasn't been easy for a Moslem to move forward in corporate America, even a Moslem born and raised in Baltimore,' he said, with growing bitterness. 'But I've worked harder than any of the others. When they called me Omar I let it pass. And they've called me worse, behind my back, I know. Towel-head. Camel humper.'

Tamara offered sympathetic noises as they made their way through the prepackaged veal and salad.

Dessert was figs and dates, and champagne. Tamara knew what was coming next, and almost welcomed it. Soon enough they were together in the bunk up at the boat's prow, heaving in rhythm to the ocean waves. Rashid was a well-versed lover, Bonai discovered... "

Islam world 2050 Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. Last Refuge. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 204. "'...Think of women in veils, men wearing headcloths and robes, sand, palm trees, camels...'

...Just then a white horse reared above the smoky pall, bearing on its tassel-and-bell-bedecked back a rider in white robes carrying a flaming sword. The rider's eyes were fiery red, and as he reined in next to them, causing the horse to rear threateningly above them, he demanded, 'What are you infidel spirits doing in Allah's air space?' "

Islam world 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 253. "The Chinese Civil War began in earnest three years later, when the Northerns, who didn't have access to nanotech, started lobbing nukes. Not long afterward, the Muslim nations had finally gotten their act together and overrun much of Xinjian Province, killing some of the Han Chinese population and driving the rest eastward into the maw of the civil war. "
Islam world 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 434. "She found a windowless room with mediatronic walls that bore a bewildering collage of images: flowers, details of European cathedrals and Shinto temples, Chinese landscape art, magnified images of insects and pollen grains, many-armed Indian goddesses... abstract patterns from the Islamic world... "
Islam world 2057 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 367. "Al-Qahira is the name for Mars in Arabic, and Malaysian, and Indonesian. The latter two languages got it from the former; look at the globe, then, and see how far the Arabs' religion spread. The whole middle of the world, from West Africa to the West Pacific. And most of that in a single century. "
Islam world 2057 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 373. "There was not a single Arab democracy. It was a hierarchical culture with a premium put on honor and freedom, and for the many who were low down in the hierarchy, honor and freedom were only achievable by deference. Which reinforced the system and held it static. But what could he say?

'The destruction of Beirut was a disaster for progressive Arab culture,' another man said. 'It was the city where intellectuals and artists and radicals went when they were attacked by their local governments. The national governments all hated the pan-Arab ideal, but the fact is we speak one language across these several countries, and language is a powerful unifier of culture. Along with Islam it makes us one, really, despite the political borders. Beirut was alwys the place to affirm this position, and when the Israelis destroyed it, that affirmation became more difficult. The destruction was calculated to splinter us, and it did. So here we begin the work again.' "

Islam world 2057 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 373. "'The Arabs don't believe in original sin,' he wrote in his lectern. 'They believe that man is innocent, and death natural. That we do not need a savior. There is no heaven or hell, but only reward and punishment, which takes the form of this life itself and how it is lived. It is a humanist correction of Judaism and Christianity, in that sense. Although in another sense they have always refused to take responsibility for their destiny. It's always Allah's will. I don't understand that contradiction. But now they are here. And the Mahjaris have alwyas been an intimate part of Arab culture, often its leading edge; Arab poetry was revived in the twentieth century by poets who actually lived in New York and Latin America. Perhaps it will be the same here [on Mars]. It is surprising to find how much their vision of history corresponds to what Boone believed; I don't think either understood that at all...' "
Islam world 2059 Russell, Mary Doria. The Sparrow. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 10. "Steering men into hydrology and Islamic studies--that had restored some goodwill. Without Jesuits in Iran and Egypt, there'd have been no warning at all before the last attack. "
Islam world 2060 Russell, Mary Doria. The Sparrow. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 47. "On Easter weekend, the Vatican was packed with the faithful: 250,000 people, there to receive the Pope's blessing, to pray, to gawk, to buy souvenirs, to have their pockets picked. The Jihad promised bombs, and security was tight... "
Islam world 2075 Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 25. "They saw Hades, Sheol, Gehenna Tophet, the Hindu Naraka with its twenty-eight divisions, the Moslem Fire with its seven regions each containing seventy thousand mountains of fire, each mountain enclosing 70,000 valleys, each valley 70,000 houses, each house 70,000 benches, and each bench 70,000 types of torture. "
Islam world 2086 Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1961); pg. 134. Since [Mike] had almost finished the encyclopedia, he had read articles on 'Religion', 'Christianity', 'Islam', 'Judaism', 'Confucianism', 'Buddhism', and related subjects. "
Islam world 2086 Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1961); pg. 203. "'Yes, but-- Doctor, you speak Arabic?'

'Eh? Badly,' admitted Jubal. 'Put in a while as an army surgeon in North Africa. I still read it because I prefer the words of the Prophet in the orignal.'

'Proper. The Koran cannot be translated--the 'map' changes no matter how one tries...' "

Islam world 2086 Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1961); pg. 247. Mahmoud frowned. "Was it necessary to leave him alone with Digby? This seems to me--pardon me, my brother!--unwise. "

"...he's got to take such things in stride. You've preached theology at him--he's told me. Can you name one reason why Digby shouldn't have his innings? Answer as a scientist, not as a Muslim. "

"I am unable to answer anything other than as a Muslim, " Dr. Mahmoud said quietly.

"Sorry. I recognize your necessity, even though I disagree. "

"Jubal, I used the word 'Muslim' in its exact sense, not as a sectarian which Maryam incorrectly terms 'Mohammedan.'... Jubal, as a scientist, I find Michael the prize of my career. As a Muslim, I find in him a willingness to submit to the will of God... and this makes me happy for his sake... as a man--and always a Slave of God--I love this lad, our foster son..., and would not have him under bad influences. Aside from creed, this Digby strikes me as a bad influence. What do you think? "

Islam world 2086 Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1961); pg. 248. "We were discussing religion before you got home, " Dorcas said softly. "Boss, did you know that women have souls? "

"They do? "

"So [Mahmoud] says. "

"Maryam, " Mahmoud explained, "wanted to know why we 'Mohammedans' thought only men had souls. "

"Miriam, that's as vulgar a misconception as the notion that Jews sacrifice Christian babies. The Koran states that entire families enter into Paradise, men and women together. For example, see 'Ornaments of Gold'--verse seventy, isn't it...? "

" 'Enter the Garden, ye and your wives, to be made glad.' That's as well as it can be translated,' agreed Mahmoud.

Islam world 2087 Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1961); pg. 290. "She came back to their flat one day to find him doing nothing, surrounded by books--many books: The Talmud, the Kama-Sutra, Bibles in several versions, the Book of the Dead, the Book of Mormon,... the Koran, the unabridged Golden Bough, the Way, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, sacred writings of a dozen other religions major and minor... "
Islam world 2100 Asimov, Isaac. "The Ugly Little Boy " in Nine Tomorrows. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1959; story c. 1958); pg. 217. [Year estimated.] "'You mean, reality heals itself?'

'In a manner of speaking. Abstract a human from Time or send one back, and you make a larger wound. If the individual is an ordinary one, that wound still heals itself. Of course, there are a great many people who write to us each day and want us to bring Abraham Lincoln into the present, or Mohammed, or Lenin. That can't be done, of course. Even if we could find them, the change in reality in moving one of the history molders would be too great to be healed...' "

Islam world 2100 Lawson, Chris. "Written in Blood " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 203-204. "In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. " [Also printed here in Arabic.]

"These words open the Qur'an. They were written in my father's blood. After Mother died, and Da recovered from his chemotherapy, we went on a pilgrimage together. In the usual eleven-year-old curious way, I asked him why we had to go to the Other End of the World to pray when we could do it just fine at home.

'Zada,' he said, 'there are only five pillars of faith. It is easier than any of the other pillars because you only need to do it once in a lifetime. Remember this during Ramadan, when you are hungry and you know you will be hungry again the next day, but your haj will be over.' " [The entire story, pages 203-214. focuses heavily on Islam throughout. Only some sample references in DB.]

Islam world 2103 Silverberg, Robert. Tom O'Bedlam. New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc. (1985); pg. 166-167. Pg. 166: "Senhor Papamacer... latest and perhaps last in a long line of prophets. Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Senhor Papamacer. The Senhor liked to bracket himself with them: Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Senhor Papamacer. ";

Pg. 167: "'...Mohammed, he drive camels, Moses he was a shepherd, Jesus a carpenter. And Papamacer a taxi-man.'

There they were again, the big four. Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Papamacer... "

Islam world 2106 May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 58. "An ethnic assay of the travelers showed significant numbers of Anglo-Saons, Celts, Germans, Slavs, Latins, Native Americans, Arabs, Turks and other Central Asiatics, and Japanese... Inuit and Polynesian peoples were attracted by the Pliocene world; Chinese and Indo-Dravidians were not. Fewer agnostics than believers chose to abandon the present; but the devout time-travelers were often fanatics of conservatives disillusioned about modern religious trends, particularly the Milieu dicta that proscribed revolutionary socialism, jihads, or any style of theocracy. Many nonreligious, but few orthodox, Jews were tempted to escape to the past; a disproportionate number of Muslims and Catholics wanted to make the trip. "
Islam world 2118 Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Shadow. New York: Tor (1999); pg. 133. "The only thing that had ended war on Earth and bound together all of humanity was a common cause--defeating the Buggers. As soon as it was known that the bugger threat was eliminated, all the pent-up hostilities would be released. Whether it was the Muslim world against the West, or long-restrained Russian imperialism and paranoia against the Atlantic alliance, or Indian adventurism... "
Islam world 2125 Anderson, Poul. Harvest of Stars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 45. "Nevertheless, he could appreciate the fittingness of it all--the same process shown to have been at work in Han Dynasty China and Imperial Rome, in Islam and Cao-Dai, in chronometry and calculus. "
Islam world 2125 Anderson, Poul. Harvest of Stars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 120. "They [Homesteaders] were, she'd heard, the society least separate from the mainstream, the readiest to do business with nonmembers. That didn't mean they were less desirous of maintaining economic and cultural independence, their special ideals and ways, than were, say the Muslims. They likewise had their laws, governance, ranks, rites, initiations, mystique. "
Islam world 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 27. "'A nation that takes that attitude toward other nations,' said Father. 'Several self-consciously Islamic nations have the character to make such a play, but they'd never kidnap a Christian girl to lead their armies.' "
Islam world 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 204. "'China rattles its swords, and the world shivers, but India is barely glanced at. The Islamic world trembles when Iraq or Turkey or Iran or Egypt swings one way or another, and yet Pakistan, stalwart for its entire history, is never treated as a leader. Why?... There are many reasons in the distant past... but they all come down to one thing. The Indian people could never act together.'

'Again, the language of unity,' said Wahabi.

'Not at all,' said Achilles. 'Pakistan cannot take his rightful place of leadership in the Muslim world, because whenever he looks to the west, Pakistan hears the heavy steps of India behind him. And India cannot take her rightful place as the leader of the east, because the threat of Pakistan looms behind her.'

Petra admired the deft way Achilles made his choice of pronouns seem casual, uncalculated--India the woman, Pakistan the man. "

Islam world 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 348. "Indeed, the only force that stood firm against China and Russia while facing them across heavily defended borders were the Muslim nations. Iran generously forgot how threateningly Pakistani troops had loomed along their borders in the month before India's fall, and Arabs joined with Turks in Muslim solidarity against any Russian encroachment across the Caucasus or into the vast steppes of central Asia. No one seriously thought that Muslim military might could stand for long against a serious attack from China, and Russia was only scarcely less dangerous, but the Muslims laid aside their grievances, trusted in Allah, and kept their borders bristling with the warning that this nettle would be hard to grasp. "
Islam world 2131 Resnick, Mike. Kirinyaga: A Fable of Utopia. New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 54. "We had come to the world of Kirinyaga to create a perfect Kikuyu society, a Kikuyu Utopia. Could one gifted little girl carry within her the seeds of our destruction. I could not be sure, but it was a fact that gifted children grew up. They became Jesus, and Mohammed, and Jomo Kenyatta... "
Islam world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 50. "There existed two heads of the best, the religious one, a Cardinal Fulton Statler Harms, and then a scientific one named N. Bulkowsky. But these were phantoms. To Emmanuel the Christian-Islamic Church and the Scientific Legate did not constitute reality. He knew what lay behind them. Elias had told him. "
Islam world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 64. Pg. 64: "What she saw, through their eyes, was a monster. The Christian-Islamic Church and the Scientific Legate--their fear did not resemble her fear; hers had to do with... "; Pg. 67: "The Christian-Islamic Church did not approve of transmuting the Bible into a colorcoded hologram, and forbade the manufacture and sale. "; Pg. 71: "The Christian-Islamic Church, of course, wanted both the Bible and the Koran frozen forever. If Scripture escaped out from under the church its monopoly departed. " [More, about the 'Christian-Islamic Church', pg. 71, 79, 116, etc.]
Islam world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 161. "'The Communist Party has not the world power that you are accustomed to. The term 'Scientific Legate' is not known. Nor is Fulton Statler harms the chief prelate of the C.I.C., inasmuch as no Christian-Islamic Church exists. He is a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church; he does not control the lives of millions.' "
Islam world 2150 Pohl, Frederik. "Hatching the Phoenix " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 247. "'Come on, Hypatia! Human being are meat people, too, and we don't go tearing halfway around the world just to kill each other!'

'Oh, do you not? What a short memory you have, Klara dear. Think of those twentieth-century world wars. Think of the Crusades, tens of thousands of Europeans dragging themselves all the way round the Mediterranean Sea to kill as many Moslems as they could...' "

Islam world 2150 Zelazny, Roger. Lord of Light. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1967); pg. 239. "'...I might have chosen one called Islam, only I know too well how it mixes with Hinduism...' "
Islam world 2160 Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Ballantine (1980; 1st ed. 1978); pg. 86. "This was by no means the first time he had been on ground once sacred to some great religion. He had seen Notre-Dame, Hagia Sophia, Stonehenge, the Parthenon, Karnak, Saint Paul's, and at least a dozen other major temples and mosques... The faiths that had created and sustained them had all passed into oblivion, though some had survived until well into the twenty-second century. "
Islam world 2160 Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Ballantine (1980; 1st ed. 1978); pg. 179. "And even if his number was not known, the standard search program could usually find it fairly quickly, given the approximate date of his birth... (There were, however, problems if the name was Smith, or Singh, or Mohammed.) "
Islam world 2166 Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 654. "'When do you think we can go into action?' Hugo Wells-Erb Heinsturbury, the science-fiction authoress says. "
Islam world 2166 Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 659. "...the Mohammedan Wahhabi fundamentalist sect... What, dwell among the accursed Jews of Israel? They spat and chose Beverly Hills. Alas, Allah had mocked them! They were not surrounded by Finkelsteins, Applebaums, Siegels, Weintraubs, and others of the infidel tribes of Isaac. Even worse, Beverly Hills had no mosque. They either traveled forty kilometers every day to the 16th level, where a mosque was available, or used a private home. "
Islam world 2176 Dietz, William C. Steelheart. New York: Ace Books (1998); pg. 159. "'Though misinformed regarding the nature and identity of God, your ancestors had some wonderful ideas, not the least of which were the Crusades.'

Though of lower rank than Jantz, Maras had the better education and knew something about history. The Crusades had originally been armed pilgrimages. In fact, the word 'crusade,' had its origins in the Latin word 'crux,' or 'cross.' when the Arab Muslims conquered Palestine, which included numerous locations sacred to Christians, the Christians responded with a series of eight military expeditions between the years A.D. 1096 and 1270. These Crusades included kings, nobles, and thousands of peasants. They had two goals--to gain permanent control of the holy lands, and to protect the Byzantine Empire with which they were aligned.

The Christians did gain control of the holy lands for a time, but they were ultimate unable to hold onto the territory and were eventually forced out. " [More, pg. 159-160.]

Islam world 2187 Wolverton, Dave. "On My Way to Paradise " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 418. "The scanner said, 'Welcome Arish Muhammad Hustanifad. We will deduct 147,232 IMU's from your bank account. We hope you enjoyed your stay on Earth.' "
Islam world 2200 Arnason, Eleanor. A Woman of the Iron People. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1991); pg. 457. "'God is great.' She laughed. 'That's what I kept thinking. Allah akbar.' "
Islam world 2250 Stapledon, Olaf. Last and First Men. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. (1988; first published 1930); pg. 59. [Year is estimated.] "About two centuries after the formation of the first World State, the President of the World declared that the time was ripe for a formal union of science and religion, and called a onference of the leaders of these two great disciplines.... the heads of Buddhism, Mohamedanism, Hinduism, the Regenerate Christian Brotherhood and the Modern Catholic Church in South America, agreed that their differences were but differences of expression. One and all were worshippers of the Divine Energy, whether expressed in activity, or in tense stillness. One and all recognized the saintly Discoverer as either the last and greatest of the prophets or an actual incarnation of divine Movement. "
Islam world 2250 Zelazny, Roger & Jane Lindskold. Donnerjack. New York: Avon (1998; c.1997); pg. 267. "Islam had retained its exclusivity regarding those who were infidels, but there were educational services for those who were interested in learning about the teachings of Mohammed. Jay listened to many of these lectures. The brutal logic of jihad had a certain appeal, a directness not often found, but Jay was already widely read to believe that one answer could do for all people. "
Islam world 2301 Bester, Alfred. The Demolished Man. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1953); pg. 117. "There was a faithful reproduction of the Notre Dame Cathedral in the center of the cemestary. It was painstakingly labeled: Ye Wee Kirk O Th' Glen. From the mouth of one of the gargoyles in the tower, a syrupy voice roared: 'SEE THE DRAMA OF THE GODS PORTRAYED IN VIBRANT ROBOT-ACTION IN YE WEE KIRK O TH' GLEN. MOSES ON MT. SINAI, THE CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST, MOHAMMED AND THE MOUNTAIN, LAO TSE AND THE MOON, THE REVELATION OF MARY BAKER EDDY, THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD BUDDHA, THE UNVEILING OF THE TRUE AND ONLY GOD GALAXY . . .' Pause, and then a little more matter-of-factly: 'OWING TO THE SACRED NATURE OF THIS EXHIBIT, ADMISSION IS BY TICKET ONLY. TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED FROM THE BAILIFF.' "
Islam world 3000 Charnas, Suzy McKee. Walk to the End of the World. New York: Ballantine (1974); pg. 112. "...names of the Dirties... they were easily distinguishable from true men: 'Reds, Blacks, Browns, Kinks; Gooks, Dagos, Greasers, Chinks; Ragheads, Niggas, Kites, Dinks . . .' " ['Ragheads' apparently a reference to Sikhs and/or Muslims.]
Islam world 3000 Williamson, Jack. Terraforming Earth. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 335. "We saw Christ on the cross, Mohammed riding a camel toward a mosque, Buddha smiling. "
Islam world 3417 Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld Breakup. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 78. "Out of its mouth spurted a dark-skined Asiatic Indian-looking woman who shot out of her mouth a Christ-like man, who expelled from his bearded lips an Arab--Mohammed?... "; Pg. 223: "But before he reached it, miraj popped up again out of the pandora's box of memory. He did not know where he had learned its meaning or why. It was just there. Miraj. Mohammed's ascension to Heaven. What did that have to do with mirage? Nothing, he thought... "

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