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Sunday, 16 January 2011

An Islamic Car - I kid you not.

A few years ago the Malaysian carmaker Proton announced plans to develop an "Islamic car", designed for Muslim motorists. I’m not sure if it has exploded onto the market yet or how popular it is selling if it is, but I’m sure it will go like a bomb.

According to the report the car could boast special features like a compass pointing to Mecca, (I bet Paddy Power isn’t too pleased), and a dedicated space to keep a copy of the Koran and a headscarf.

To continue this inappropriate stereotyping, it could also have a prayer mat, stop automatically at prayer time and refuse petrol or oil during Ramadan and would be fuelled by a mistaken belief that the other cars want to conquer it.

The ladies version could have two slits instead of a windscreen but only if it is used in a country that allows women to drive at all.

What's next - a mass produced Pope Mobile for Roman Catholics?

What type of 'Faith' vehicle would you like to see and what features should it have?

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