Beware! Tomatoes are a Christian fruit

by omouggos

Evil Christian Tomato.

While ISIL are issuing fatwas pertaining to when one can have sex with their slave wife, their Islamist cousins in Egypt are busying determining which foods a Muslim can eat. According to the Salafist Popular Egyptian Islamic Association tomatoes are a Christian food that should be avoided by Muslims. Why do they associate tomatoes with Christianity? Well if you cut a tomato in the appropriate manner, the cross section produced looks disturbingly similar to a Christian Cross (see the above image).

The group’s facebook page said:

“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]. … 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.”

Now the group has clarified that Muslims can eat tomatoes as long as they don’t cut it in a way that reveals the cross.

As far as I can tell this is not a joke or some satire piece by the Onion, this is an actual ‘fatwa’. I really have nothing else to add here, the story speaks for itself, however I think now is the perfect time for me to enjoy a tomato salad.

O Mouggos