Tomato is Christian says and warns Egyptian Salafi group who made the shocking discovery.
A Egyptian Salafi group called the “Popular Egyptian Islamic Association” has warned Muslims against eating tomatoes on the grounds that the vegetable is a ‘ Christian food ‘.
The Salafi group based its claim on the fact that a shape resembling a cross is revealed when a tomato is cut in half, states the group’s message on Facebook.
The Islamists association published the warning on its Facebook page with a photo of a tomato cut in half, revealing a cross-shaped interior.
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A message posted on the page read, ‘ Eating tomatoes is (from now on) 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].’
Salafi group back tomato idea as they could show some cucumber with Allah’s name written over it.
The Tomato message went on , ‘ 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.’
Salafi group : Tomato discovery
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.’ Reports across the globe say that millions of tomatoes are massacred by cutting in half after the group has claimed that Tomatoes are Christian.
Tomatoes around the world are expected to demonstrate against the claims they are Christian. One tomato spoke and said ‘ i am not Christian, i am not Muslim and i am not a Jew, i am a tomato and i should be eaten best with mozeralla cheese. ‘