Tomatoes Are Christian?


The tomato, from the Salafis' Facebook page

Eating tomatoes is forbidden because they are Christian.  The tomato praises the cross instead of Allah, and says that Allah is three (a reference to the Trinity).

So says the Popular Egyptian Islamic Association, a literalist, radical Muslim group known as Salafists, on its Facebook page.  The group adds, “…spread this photo because there is a sister from Palestine who saw the prophet of Allah [Mohammad] in a vision and he was crying, warning his nation against eating them [tomatoes].  If you don’t spread this [message], know that it is the devil who stopped you.”

Egypt is home to more than 6 million Salafis.  That’s a lot of tomato sandwiches that will go uneaten!

  • Bill

    I often rhapsodize to myself about the glory of tomatoes. Now I have yet another reason!

  • enness

    This sounds like a joke. I love tomatoes.