Spc. Nathan Taylor's first try at a Muslim call to prayer sounded pretty solid for an American soldier with Scandinavian roots.
"Allahu Akbar," sang the Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier, repeating the Arabic phrase for "God is great" in a passable imitation of a neighborhood imam in Afghanistan.
His cue drew a couple dozen Stryker infantrymen similarly dressed in traditional Afghan vests and caps at a fake village near Roy, Wash. They awkwardly raised their arms to the sky and knelt on rocky earth to pray, some laughingly uttering the "durka, durka, durka" sounds Taliban characters make in "South Park" cartoons.