Sunday, June 17, 2012

Tomatoes, a Christain Fruit Forbidden to Muslims...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
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You just can't make this stuff up. It is interestingly hilarious because when it comes to religious zealots of any particular faith the idiocy is almost universal.

Lebanon news - This makes perfect sense... because it makes no sense.

A Salafist group called the Popular Egyptian Islamic Association has come under fire after sending out a warning on Facebook urging its followers not to eat tomatoes because the vegetable (or fruit) is a Christian food.

The group posted a photo on its page of a tomato - which appears to reveal the shape of a cross after being cut in half – along with the message: “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).

[God help us]. I implore you to 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.”

Yeah... no.

Predictably, Facebook users expressed outrage over the post, which prompted the group to clarify its stance on the controversy with the update, “We didn’t say you can’t eat tomatoes. We said don’t cut it in [such a way that reveals] the cross shape.”

I see what you did there. Crazy religious nutjobs are still crazy.

I wonder if the Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential candidate, Mohammad Morsi, is happy about getting an endorsement from this group?

Via: Memeorandum


  1. You have to remember, it's a religion of PEACE (Yeah, right!) NOT intelligence.

  2. Someone should send them a collection of pictures of all the different images of Jesus people find in their food. Will they swear off of grilled cheese sandwiches too?

  3. Where did they get a ridiculous idea like that?

  4. Let's never forget the medieval, speciously Christian but connected nonetheless, myth that somehow cats were evil, and what that cost the Europeans from the plagues.

    All superstition, and you bet that includes all religion, causes unnecessary problems. Yes, sometimes superstition can have positive outcomes, but sure enough there will always be the negative - or at least the just plain silly and stupid.

    Now, when you think about it, that silly Christian superstition about witchcraft, probably killed at least a comparable number of, if not more, people than Islam has caused over it's entire history.

    Think about that. And remember, history, one way or another, always manages to repeat itself. And it did. When the Jews became the "witches" of Christian Europe just a few generations ago.

    Christians - stop fussing over Islam and look at yourselves.

    Atheists (you, Les, and this can go to Sam Harris, whom I also think the world of, et al, I am talking to you here too) - stop pretending any one superstition is somehow implicitly less dangerous than the other. The thing about irrationality is that it is a multidimensional elastic wave. Y'a never know where it's going to go. It's like quantum physics. When you think about it, the irrationality of human nature is a great proof of quantum theory.


  5. To quote the late, great, George Carlin, "It's gotten to the point where we don't even need the funny pages anymore."

  6. I must say this article made me laugh lol,, I'm a Muslim and No tomatoes are not forbidden! I ate it at lunch and it was delicious! some people who call them self Muslims scholars " WHICH THEY ARE NOT" make a fuss to grape people's attention! So please stop saying things that are not really true!


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