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Osama bin Laden lässt sich von Science fiction inspirieren

Published on 25.07.2006 by Zelot
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Was man nicht alles im Web erfährt.
Osama bin Laden soll Science Fiction Fan sein, und seine Organisation Al-Qaeda nach dem Foundatione-Zyklus von Isaac Asimov benannt haben.

The term al qaeda seems to have no political precedent in Arabic, and has therefore been something of a conundrum to the experts, until someone pointed out that a very popular book in the Arab world–Arabs apparently being big readers of translated SF–is Asimov’s Foundation, the title of which is translated as Al Qaeda. Unlikely as it sounds, this is the only theory anyone can come up with.

Links extern:
shifzr – Mein deutschsprachiges Blog.: Sci-Fi Stories im MQ WIen
Sci Fi Wire — The News Service of the Sci Fi Channel

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