Haris Durrani has a different reading. He contends that the story’s Islamic influences go deeper than mere set dressing and that despite its many issues, the story reflects a much more nuanced critique of colonialism and messianic authority — one deeply rooted in author Frank Herbert’s surprisingly sophisticated understanding of Muslim theology.
Yet still, Durrani says, there is a lot to criticize. He points out that despite the Middle East-inspired setting, none of the major characters is portrayed in the film adaptation by actors from Middle Eastern backgrounds. It’s symptomatic, he argues, of Hollywood’s long-running reliance on Orientalist tropes and preconceptions. But a new generation of Muslim science fiction writers may be poised to finally change that.
what? I am lost here . are you guys talking about Franklin Patrick Herbert Jr. (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986)? that American science fiction author??
Did Herbert say that., his 1982 children book God Emperor of Dune
related or based on science in Islam ?? and it is Islamic Science Fiction??