An image is spreading of a donut (or doughnut for our UK readers) that, according to the caption, has been inscribed with Islamic text in frosted icing.
The caption varies depending on which variant you happen upon. One popular version claims the donuts are being handed out in Starbucks and the text calls for “Shakira Law”. Another claims the donuts have “muslamic writing” on them and are being handed out in schools.
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The text calls for shakira law in America
Firstly, the text on the donuts isn’t Arabic (nor, indeed, “Islamic” or “muslamic”). The donuts were actually created by Rosanna Pansino in 2015, and the “Islamic text” is actually Orkish, the fictional language created by J.R.R. Tolkien, popularised by his Lord of the Rings books and most likely encountered in Middle Earth!
You can watch a video of Pansino creating the donuts on her YouTube channel here.
However many Facebook pages took to sharing images of the donuts along with a fake claim that the writing was “muslamic”. A more sceptical look at the captions, however, will reveal that in both the examples above, the captions were designed to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek. This becomes more obvious when we consider the sources for both examples above – the first was originally shared by parody Facebook page “Mordor First” and the second was originally shared by entertainment/humour page “Christians for Michele Bachmann“.
Neither was meant to be taken seriously, but as is often the case with subtle satire, many took the images at face value, resulting in both being used by other Facebook pages to promote the on-going “war on Christians” or “war on the West” narrative.
While we do not speak Orkish, we have been told by someone who does that the wording on the donut says “One ring to Rule them all“.