School Handing Out Donuts with Muslim Writing-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

A viral photo shows a donut with “Muslamic writing” that was apparently handed out by a school to children.

The Truth:

Muslim writing does not appear on this donut — the script is actually Orkish, the language created by “Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien.

It’s not clear exactly where the image originated, but it was shared thousands of times after being posted at the Lord of the Rings-themed Facebook page Modor First:

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Hundreds of people who commented on Modor First’s post recognized that the image was posted as a joke, and that there’s no such thing as “Muslamic writing,” the punch line was quickly lost on others as the image made its way around social media.

But the text that appears around the edged of the donut isn’t Arabic or “Muslamic” writing — it’s the same text that appears on the outside of the all-important “One Ring” from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy:

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Translated from Tolkien’s invented Orkish language, the text on the outside of the ring (and donut) reads, “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.”

The original Lord of the Rings Donut appears to be a work of fan art made by artist Mirach Ravai:

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There are many examples of the “One Ring” donut posted from around the world, too. This photo of a so-called donut with Muslim writing is actually a donut emblazoned with the Orkish language from Lord of the Rings.

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Collected on: 12/06/2016

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