Osama the Gun by Norman Spinrad

By Norman Spinrad

The unconventional DEEMED TOO harmful TO BE released IN AMERICA--IS eventually released IN AMERICA!

OSAMA THE GUN, set in a not-so-far destiny while the "Sons of Osama" have validated a strong Islamic Caliphate with Pakistani nuclear guns and Arabian oil funds, is the tale of 1 of these "sons" of the martyr, a naive and honest younger guy who turns into a Caliphate undercover agent to flee its closed confines and notice the area -- and unearths himself changing into the reluctant hero of the title.

Osama the Gun turns into a terrorist chief on a small scale through happenstance, a mercenary utilized by Islamic forces combating an American proxy invasion within the oil lands of Nigeria, an iconic determine within the demeanour of "El Che." the entire whereas he charms the reader as a likable, honest, idealistic, and sympathetic human doing very unsympathetic issues to the pursuits of the U.S. of America.

"I sought after the reader to hate the sin, yet love the sinner, simply because I felt it needed to be performed, and because not anyone else appeared to be keen to do it, I needed to attempt to do it myself, by some means. simply because Islam was once being pressured with its radical heart japanese jihadhis, and Arabs generally with terrorists, and it appeared to me that the alien jihadhist cognizance needed to be skilled from inside of and empathetically understood. Which used to be why OSAMA THE GUN needed to be written, and why, as one foaming on the mouth rejection letter anticipated, no American writer may contact this book." -- Norman Spinrad

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The weeks passed in idle boredom. I saw the sights. I wandered the city. I gorged myself on western films and television. ” I attended a few dinners and “parties” put on by them for French acquaintances. I waited for orders that did not come. Temptation was everywhere. Wine flowed. Infidel women paraded their bodies at the parties. Some even attempted to seduce me with chatter, while I stood there numbly tongue-tied and unable to take my gaze from their bodices. My own apartment was stocked with drink.

33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. Š OSAMA THE GUN by Norman Spinrad 1. Like millions of other Muslim boys in the Califate and beyond, I was given the name Osama in honor of both Osama bin Laden and the Sons of Osama which gave it birth, but I will say no more to protect my family, save that I was born into circumstances of ease and deprivation. As a boy, I received a proper Muslim education in one of the best madrasses, but I was deprived of knowledge of the wider world beyond the borders of the Califate.

I went into the bathroom to relieve myself and cleanse myself for the ritual, turning on the light in the windowless cubicle. Only as I was washing my hands did I notice what was lying among the creams and make-up and scents on the shelf above the sink. A man's razor, shaving gel, after-shave lotion, and sportsman's deodorant. 7. I made no mention of what I had found in the bathroom when Michelle awakened. When we parted, we exchanged phone numbers and I promised to invite her to my own apartment, a promise I was not sure I was going to keep, for in the morning after, the flesh was all too willing, but the Muslim spirit chided its treachery.

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