President Obama once told an interviewer that the Muslim call to prayer was “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth.” The F-16 makes one of the coolest sounds on Earth, but it would seem unlikely anyone could mix up the two. Nevertheless, a family in Whatcom County, Wash., got quite the Christmas surprise when they fired up their son’s toy jet and it started making what sounded like an Islamic prayer.
Toy plane makes sound of Islamic prayer: https://t.co/mRBsn46dJj via @RyanTakeoK5 pic.twitter.com/YUehDKjZ6I
— KING 5 News (@KING5Seattle) December 29, 2015
It’s worth a visit to the KING 5 website to see footage of the plane in action. The sound the plane makes isn’t like an Islamic prayer; it is an Islamic prayer. Nadeem Israr, president of the Islamic Society of Whatcom County, explained to KING 5 that the sound is a prayer Muslims say during the Hajj, or the pilgrimage to Mecca.
The plane is still available on Amazon, although there’s no guarantee which version you’ll receive: the one that makes “real noises just like a jet” or the one that emits “very loud Middle Eastern chanting and music.”
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