'Tomatoes are Christian,' Egyptian Salafi group warns

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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 10:38 AM
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A Salafi group called the "Popular Egyptian Islamic Association" has warned Muslims against eating tomatoes on the grounds that the fruit is a "Christian food," NowLebanon.com has reported.


Yes, a christian food. This is based in the group's claim that a shape resembling a cross is revealed when one cuts a tomato in half.

The association published the warning on its Facebook page with a photo of a tomato cut in half, revealing a cross-shaped interior.


A message posted on the page read, "Eating tomatoes is forbidden because they are Christian. [The tomato] praises the cross instead of Allah and says that Allah is three [in reference to the Holy Trinity]."


The message went on to say, "I implore you to spread this photo because there is a sister from Palestine who saw the Prophet of Allah in a vision and he was crying, warning his nation against eating [tomatoes]. If you don’t spread this [message], know that it is the devil who stopped you.”




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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 10:47 AM
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Good! All the more of this wonderful fruit for those who have common sense and know how healthy tomatoes are!!

Let's see how fast we can make a lot of other food "Christian" and then hoard it!! I'll be thinking about this one...

s/f, OP!
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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 10:48 AM
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I just want to take this moment to applaud these guys. Because whats funnier than giving a food a religion? The fact that a large percentage of followers will believe it to be true.



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 10:48 AM
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If they want to use that logic than why not continue it along a bit further...

Tomatoes are apart of nature and creation...

And they have a "christian" Symbol ...

So creation favors Christianity oh nose...



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 10:48 AM
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International trolling you think? I don't think anyone in this world is stupid enough to believe that.



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 10:48 AM
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I love tomato's!



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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International trolling you think? I don't think anyone in this world is stupid enough to believe that.

Ya don't? Think of an "average" student, a C student. Then realize that HALF of everyone is LESS INTELLIGENT than that...
anyway, I love tomatoes....


and bacon too....



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by DeadSnow
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International trolling you think? I don't think anyone in this world is stupid enough to believe that.


Please follow the link, there you will see a photo of the 'cross-shaped tomato' and the facebook message.

Thank you.



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 10:51 AM
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1st bacon (mmmmmmmmmm. . . . . . bacon) and now tomatoes. All they need to do is ban lettuce, mayo and white bread and the BLT will become the sammich of heresay.





posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 10:57 AM
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1st bacon


Hey if god didn't want us eating pig, why did he make the little bastards so delicious.

Im gonna go make a BLT in honor of this thread.



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 10:57 AM
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There must be something to this 2012 thing, because people all over the world are losing their frickin minds this year. WTF?

Ok, I'm not serious about the 2012 thing, but this kind of crap makes one wonder if people are going to start drueling too.



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 10:58 AM
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For crying out loud...
Idiots.
Do they get paid for inventing this BS?

I wonder if they will ban people from growing such infidel fruit?
They could have "Tomato Cops" who could go round with flamethrowers burning any evil tomato plant they see.

What about wine,fish and bread-Jesus was into them,so they must be banned as well.
And while we are at it,I am sure water was mentioned in the dreaded Bible,so they can drain the Nile and ban water too.



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 11:00 AM
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There is no way that Christians will stand for Muslims speaking on their behalf.

Imagine a world without Pizza!



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 11:05 AM
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SS, the group did clarify with this comment:


The message caused outrage among Facebook users, which prompted the group to clarify their warning, saying they did not tell people not to eat tomatoes. "We said don’t cut it in [such a way that it reveals] the cross shape.”



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 11:07 AM
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Ha! It does look like a cross and a Celtic cross at that. So will some idiot connect those dots too? Nevertheless, the sheer ignorance involved in this is really scary.



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by deessell
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SS, the group did clarify with this comment:


The message caused outrage among Facebook users, which prompted the group to clarify their warning, saying they did not tell people not to eat tomatoes. "We said don’t cut it in [such a way that it reveals] the cross shape.”


orrr.......
what? What happens if you cut it in a cross shape? Gotta go to the sto -- need some tomatoes......
brb---------------- *skids to a halt*
Wait, if I do that, does that mean I have to be a "Christian"?
nm



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 11:11 AM
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It does sort of resemble the cross of crusaders:

www.google.com... w&ved=0CFYQsAQ

I wonder if they collect sand dollars or if that is forbidden?



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 11:11 AM
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Just wait till someone links the starfruit to aliens. Maybe it ought to be made the official fruit of ATS, haha.
Oh this whole religious fruit thing is killing me.



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 11:12 AM
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Originally posted by benrl
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1st bacon


Hey if god didn't want us eating pig, why did he make the little bastards so delicious.

Im gonna go make a BLT in honor of this thread.


He didn't. He made us hoomans with a terrible taste.

Now when they declare chicken haram, then I'll be scaried.



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 11:12 AM
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I'm talking about THEM trolling and not YOU!...



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