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July 5, 2012 6:06 am

Egyptian Islamists Ban Tomatoes for Being a “Christian Food”

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An Islamic group says tomatoes are a "Christian food" because when sliced, their insides resemble a cross. Photo: Robert Wetzlmayr.

An Islamic group said tomatoes are forbidden to eat because they are a “Christian food,” according to a report on NowLebanon.com.

The “Popular Egyptian Islamic Association” posted on Facebook that the tomato “praises the cross instead of Allah,” claiming that the interior of a tomato resembles a cross when the tomato is cut in half.

Additionally, the group cited “a sister from Palestine who saw the Prophet of Allah in a vision and he was crying, warning his nation against eating [tomatoes].”

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