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Stand by for a car specifically designed for Muslims
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Finding that hook to pull in customers is something businesses are always looking for. Proton motors, a Malaysian carmaker, has announced plans to develop an "Islamic car", designed for Muslim motorists.

Features?
The car could boast special features like a compass pointing to Mecca and a dedicated space to keep a copy of the Koran and a headscarf.
Ummm. OK.

Reports are that it was Iran who suggested the idea. Wow, there's a surprise. Now if they could only figure out how to make it nuclear powered.

Oh, and in case you're thinking this is the idea of a small car company and it will be, at most, a regional thing:
The firm has been in talks recently with VW about a takeover by the German car giant.
However, one of the reasons Proton is looking for a way to differentiate itself is because the Malaysian government loosened import restrictions on foreign cars and it's been suffering a loss of sales. I wonder if a cup holder can double as a head scarf holder?

Why do I have this feeling our commenters will have waaaay too much fun with this?
 
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A Qur’an storage space might be useful, of course I wouldn’t be storing a Qur’an in it, but I own a few thick, expensive books that I’m usually afraid to take anywhere that might fit just as well and be reassuringly infidel-safe.

I’m almost disappointed that there’s no mention of a passenger side foot-bath option.
 
Written By: Paludicola
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They will need to name this model, right? How about Al-tima? Oops, I think that one’s already taken.
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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I wonder if it will come with remote ignition standard?
 
Written By: jpm100
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Good for them. If there’s a market, then let them sell to it. Some people make a lot of money on crappy car parts, spinning hub caps, neon lighted grills, etc.

Of course, the jokes will just write themselves, but still, the market will sort it out.
 
Written By: Robb Allen
URL: http://blog.robballen.com
The Ummawagen, with burkha gauze window tinting & reversible floor/prayer mats.
 
Written By: Gary
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...a dedicated space to keep a copy of the Koran and a headscarf.
I thought women were not to leave the house without wearing a headscarf... does this mean they take it off in the car? Do headscarves generally blow out windows there? Are they worried about a "hair emergency" when the scarf might be lost in an accident, thus the woman might just show her hair and inflame every male motorist passing by thus causing a major traffic incident???

These are deep questions to ponder.

Those questions not answered...

Where do you keep the spare burkha?
Is the car certified as pork free and pork resistant?
Do the cup holders disintegrate if an alcoholic beverage is placed in them?

Inquiring minds want to know!
 
Written By: Teresa
URL: http://technicalities.mu.nu
Inquiring minds want to know!
Like:
Will there be a compass continually pointing to Mecca?
Will there be a clock that will constantly show Mecca time?
Will the clock provide reminders for prayer time?
If there are DVD players installed, will they automatically eject unclean DVDs?
Will the foot washing basins be provided with drying blowers or towel dispensers?
Will infidels be allowed to own such a vehicle?
If so, will the vehicle be supplied with an automatic remote detination device if purchased by a jew?
Will there be martyr insurance provided? (Garunteeing 72 virgins if the owner is killed in an accident.)

I can keep going on . . . and on . . . and on . . . and on . . .

 
Written By: SShiell
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Somebody over at Protein Wisdom wondered if the car would check to make sure the driver has a penis, in order to prevent women from driving.
 
Written By: Aldo
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Aldo, I had a similar thought, but was more on the lines of a DNA sampler for that purpose.
 
Written By: Steverino
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Do you put the stones in the glove compartment or the back seat for quicker access?
Does the engine turn itself off automatically 5 times a day?
Does it come with the option of getting all the windows shaded?
 
Written By: Luke Lamarra
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Room for up to three hostages in the trunk.
 
Written By: Steverino
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Now with Dashboard "Jew Detector"
 
Written By: shark
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What? No comment re the storage compartment for explosives??????
 
Written By: RAZ
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Doesn’t VW already have such a car?
 
Written By: Retief
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Ah, that was priceless Retief ... thanks.
 
Written By: McQ
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Probably it’s just that one truck model... You know, the one that exploded when you hit it?
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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There is a optional trailer-in-tow for transporting your wives.
 
Written By: Jimmy the Dhimmi
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But with a standard set of harnesses in the front passanger seat so the goat can ride up with you...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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it comes in any color you want, as long as it is green.
 
Written By: timactual
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I don’t suppose they’ll be offering an optional plastic Jesus to sit on the dashboard.
 
Written By: looker
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"What? No comment re the storage compartment for explosives??????"

Not necessary. The Martyrdom LX has factory installed explosives, undetectable by sniffers and with a remote control, in case you wish to loan it to someone else. It also is eligible for a tax credit from several governments, and a factory rebate payable to the next of kin.
 
Written By: timactual
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Tim, you mean the Semtex soundproofing?
 
Written By: looker
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