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The group belong to the Salafi sect. There is an estimated 5-6 million Salafis in Egypt. The Salafis are generally considered to be more traditional than other Muslim sects. They claim that tomatoes are offensive if they are cut in such a way that reveals the shape of a cross, according to the Now Lebanon website.
Their post on Facebook outraged lots of people causing them to backtrack. Too late, the idiotic damage was done.
Last year, a group of hardline Muslims, including Salafis, were responsible for the burning of several Christian churches and businesses in Egypt that later resulted in hundreds of deaths during demonstrations against the destruction, The Christian Post reported.
A writer for The Blaze categorized most news coming out of the Middle East as “intriguing, bizarre and unceasingly concerning,” but said the forbidden tomatoes story “actually crosses into a comical sphere.”