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A meme claiming that an unknown school has been giving out Muslim donuts is currently doing the rounds online.
The internet these days can be a notorious place to spread unfounded claims as it can reach millions of audience in an instant. Take the story of an image aiming to show a donut with ‘Muslamic’ writing around it.
Muslim Donuts As Parody?
Modor First, a site known for parodies, was among those sites that circulated the meme on its Facebook page on December 5. But the page neither posted its source nor the name of the school that allegedly gave the donuts to its students.
“A school has been handling out donuts with Muslamic writing on it!!!!! Share if you think this is disgrace!!!” the caption of the meme reads.
First, there’s no such word as Muslamic. The Oxford English Dictionary did not list the term Muslamic as an accepted English word.
The meme has been shared more than 5,000 since it was posted Sunday. But apparently, people have taken the ride on the issue and made their own version of the meme with variation.
Sold At Starbucks?
A certain Facebook page called the Christians for Michele Bachmann posted a similar meme showing the same donut but with a slightly different caption. Instead of the school, the page claimed that a certain popular coffee shop brand is giving out the donut to children.
“Starbucks is now offering these free Islamic donuts to your kids. The text calls for Shakira Law in America,” the caption reads.
But a careful look at the meme reveals that it’s a total nonsense as there’s no such word as Shakira Law. Sharia Law, which most people mistook as a legal system adopted by Muslims, is actually the overall way of life of Muslims, the Muslims for Progressive Values noted.
A fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s the Lord of the Rings can easily identify the text around the donut as a Black Speech. The Black Speech, also known as the Dark Tongue of Mordor, is a fictional language in the Mordor world.
It appeared that a baker Rosanna Pansino is the one responsible for the donut as shown on her YouTube channel posted on June 2, 2015.