Tomatoes are Christian?

An Egyptian group of Muslim traditionalists who call themselves the Popular Egyptian Islamic Association, posted on their Facebook page that tomatoes are “forbidden because they are Christian.”

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.


God bless us every Tom

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.”


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6 Responses to Tomatoes are Christian?

  1. lynx Reply

    June 25, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    ALL religions are useless and a bad influence

  2. RickRay Reply

    June 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I think I’ll try cutting some other different fruit & vegetable and see if I can discover the FSM (Flying Spaghetti Monster) shape in one of them. I shall worship it when and if I discover one. How about I just throw some spaghetti against the wall and see what happens!

  3. Michael John Scott Reply

    June 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    What a wacky world we live in. Tomatoes and Jesus. Jesus!! 🙂

  4. James R. Olson Reply

    June 25, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    I’m outraged, I tell you Outraged! What a waste of good tomatoes.

  5. Anonymous Reply

    June 26, 2012 at 1:20 am

    What’s next? Canteloupe? Watermelon? Peaches? Not peaches. No. Not peaches.

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