Tomato Jihad?

Salafists warn against eating tomatoes because they are a “Christian” food.

Honestly, you couldn’t make it up.

But not to worry:  the group  already clarified its stance on the controversy with the update, “We didn’t say you can’t eat tomatoes. We said don’t cut it in [such a way that reveals] the cross shape.”

This makes perfect sense… because it makes no sense.

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.   (H/T Vlad )

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.”

Yeah… no.

Predictably, Facebook users expressed outrage over the post, which prompted the group to clarify its stance on the controversy with the update, “We didn’t say you can’t eat tomatoes. We said don’t cut it in [such a way that reveals] the cross shape.”

I see what you did there. Crazy religious nutjobs are still crazy.

I wonder if the Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential candidate, Mohammad Morsi, is happy about getting an endorsement from this group?

3 thoughts on “Tomato Jihad?”

  1. Do not forget that containated food items imported from egypt caused the EHEC/HUS outbreak in Europe, which cost the lives of many and has permanently disabed some. The reaction of the egyptiam minsiter is telling, and shows precisely why we should not be dealing with muslim countries in any way.

    As for the sister – a sympton of group hysteria as is most muslim behaviour.

  2. I see he avoids using the term “cross section”.
    If he looks down on a budding pomegranate flower he’ll be in conniptions at the sight of the Magen David.

  3. If only they would post not to breathe the air because it’s christian air. Problem solved!!

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