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You Say Tomato

Via Lebanon News:

A Salafist group called the Popular Egyptian Islamic Association has come under fire after sending out a warning on Facebook urging its followers not to eat tomatoes because the vegetable (or fruit) is a Christian food.

The group posted a photo on its page of a tomato – which appears to reveal the shape of a cross after being cut in half – along with the message: “Eating tomatoes is forbidden because they are Christian. [The tomato] praises the cross instead of Allah and says that Allah is three (a reference to the Trinity).

[God help us]. I implore you to spread this photo because there is a sister from Palestine who saw the prophet of Allah [Mohammad] in a vision and he was crying, warning his nation against eating them [tomatoes]. If you don’t spread this [message], know that it is the devil who stopped you.”

Parody? Apparently not…



  • RandyB · June 25, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Jesus must have introduced them to the Native Americans at Nephi and Bountiful.

  • John · June 25, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Now that I see the cross, I didn’t realize that tomatoes were German.

  • Jet · June 25, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Actually it is parody, as are the rest of the posts by this “group”.

  • Polichinello · June 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Good luck making tabouli w/o tomatoes.

  • Susan · June 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    There goes the cuisine of Morocco.

  • Wade Nichols · June 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Now I understand why George W. Bush was always referring to Islam as a “religion of peas”!

    24 Carrot comedy gold!

  • CJColucci · June 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Silly, of course, but no skin off my nose and more tomatoes for me.

  • Cephus · June 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    This is one of those stories where I don’t know if I should be ashamed, once again, that humanity can be so stupid, or to be relieved because it’s obviously a joke.



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