Arabic and Islamic themes in Frank Herbert's "Dune" by "Khalid"
Wow, this post was written in 2004! Anyways, yeah it wasn't until actually reading the book
that it became pretty obvious (to me) how much Arabic influence existed in Dune. So many terms, "fedaykin", "jihad", "muad'dib",
etc. The David Lynch movie kind of glosses over a lot of it, but it's undeniable.