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'Tomatoes are Christian,' Egyptian Salafi group warns
Hürriyet Daily News ^

Posted on 08/31/2013 9:31:02 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin

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.

The group based its claim on the fact 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.”

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.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: christian; egypt; egyptian; idiots; islam; islamic; muslim; muslims; pareidolia; salafi; tomato; tomatoes; virginmary; warns
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1 posted on 08/31/2013 9:31:02 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

They are nutritious and therefore good for you. I hope all of the Muslims stop eating them.


2 posted on 08/31/2013 9:34:06 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: DeaconBenjamin

These people are F’ing nuts.....
Islam is a mental disorder


3 posted on 08/31/2013 9:34:45 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

If they have nothing to be offended by, then they will invent something.


4 posted on 08/31/2013 9:36:25 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I guess the only Muslim food is the Banana and schlong as they are crescent shaped.


5 posted on 08/31/2013 9:37:01 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: DeaconBenjamin; lightman

Idiot muzzie/islamist subhumans.

Cruciferous Vegs contain a lot of medicinal properties:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruciferous_vegetables

Cruciferous Vegetables List:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruciferous_vegetables#List_of_cruciferous_vegetables


6 posted on 08/31/2013 9:42:42 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

They are also a perennial, which few Americans ever learn due to their climate.


7 posted on 08/31/2013 9:44:29 PM PDT by ansel12 (Obama-[obamacare] "used to be a Republican idea. There's a governor of Massachusetts who set it up.")
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To: davisfh

Wonder if they won’t eat anything with tomatoes in it either - like spaghetti sauce or salsa. That’s fine, that’s more bacon, ham, BBQ ribs, pulled pork and tomatoes for we heathens!


8 posted on 08/31/2013 9:45:06 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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Egypt’s Salafists supported the removal of Morsi.

Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055253/posts

Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.

[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]


9 posted on 08/31/2013 9:45:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Well I guess that only leaves the L, in a BLT sandwich.


10 posted on 08/31/2013 9:46:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DeaconBenjamin
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.”

Allah seems to be such the pussy.

11 posted on 08/31/2013 9:47:20 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Wow, maybe lettuce is next....

Is a BLT offensive to I-Slam planes into buildings.


12 posted on 08/31/2013 9:48:44 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Tomatoes are from God.

Muslims are from Satan.

All natural.


13 posted on 08/31/2013 9:48:47 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: davisfh
They are nutritious and therefore good for you. I hope all of the Muslims stop eating them.

Roger that. In Hell, may they all be force fed durian, balut, and a side order of bacon.

14 posted on 08/31/2013 9:48:51 PM PDT by Mark17 (Yesterday I couldn't spell it. Today I are one, a creepy a$$ cracker)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I’ve eaten so many tomatoes from my garden in the past few months, I’m about to bust.

Love ‘em!


15 posted on 08/31/2013 9:48:55 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

This just in...messages in watermelons, too!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCL4dXUtblg


16 posted on 08/31/2013 9:49:48 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: DeaconBenjamin; a fool in paradise
Well, I was about to convert, but now...


17 posted on 08/31/2013 9:51:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Watch this video of Syrian "rebels" are firing chemical weapons.
18 posted on 08/31/2013 9:55:58 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Were the Aztecs Christians?

“Aztecs and other peoples in Mesoamerica used the fruit in their cooking. The exact date of domestication is unknown: by 500 BC, it was already being cultivated in southern Mexico and probably other areas.[4]:13 The Pueblo people are thought to have believed that those who witnessed the ingestion of tomato seeds were blessed with powers of divination.[5] The large, lumpy tomato, a mutation from a smoother, smaller fruit, originated in Mesoamerica, and may be the direct ancestor of some modern cultivated tomatoes.[4]

Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés may have been the first to transfer the small yellow tomato to Europe after he captured the Aztec city of Tenochtítlan, now Mexico City, in 1521, although Christopher Columbus, a Genoese working for the Spanish monarchy, may have taken them back as early as 1493”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato


19 posted on 08/31/2013 9:59:24 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: dfwgator

Nope, the “L” is verboten as well. Just wait till they opine that “L” means “lettuce” as in “let us pray”. That’ll be the end of the “L”.


20 posted on 08/31/2013 10:00:07 PM PDT by miele man
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