Beware of infidel ‘Christian’ tomatoes
The Lebanese English-language news portal Lebanon Now eruditely points out that “Crazy religious nut-jobs are still crazy.”
As published by the portal, a Salafi group that goes by the political name of “The Popular Egyptian Islamic Association” is warning fellow Muslims to abstain from tomatoes.
Rationalizing their decision on religious grounds is based on the following:
“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).”
Not quite done debasing the hamburger topping favorite, the group went on to state:
[Allah, 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 that stopped you.”