Dune is an all-time favorite of mine, books and the David Lynch movie. I like to refer
to light hazing rituals as 'gom jabbar'. Mostly in my head since 90% of people I come into contact with have no idea what
I'm talking about. This also reminds me of another cool article I read relating to Dune...
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.