An image purporting to show a donut covered with “Muslamic writing” on it appeared on social media in December 2016, alongside the claim that the pastry was handed out at a school:
The treat displayed here was actually created by Rosanna Pansino in June 2015, and shows a donut ringed with frosting letters in Orkish (or more specifically, Black Speech), a fictional language created by author J.R.R. Tolkien for his Lord of the Rings trilogy:
Today I made fun and easy Lord of the Rings donuts! I really enjoy making nerdy themed goodies and decorating them. I’m not a pro, but I love baking as a hobby.
Perhaps unsurprisingly given the Internet’s love for both donuts and Tolkien, this was not the first Lord of the Rings-themed donut to make its way around the internet. In April 2014, artist Mirach Ravaia shared her version of the donut:
Of course, the frosting on the above-displayed donut does not call for Shariah law (or even Shakira law). Our Orkish is rusty, but we were able to roughly translate it as:
Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.
In English, this means:
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.