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 t … [Read more...]

Vegemite and Hot Cross Buns: A Rose By Any Other Name

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. --Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) Today, my friends, two stories from the Land Down Under.In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, two young teenagers—Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet—meet and fall in love.   Their relationship is doomed from the start, since their families are enemies. Juliet tells her beloved Romeo that names are meaningless—that she loves the person who is called “Montague” and not his name and not … [Read more...]


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