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'Tomatoes are Christian,' Salafi group warns

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:07 PM

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.

http://www.hurriyetd...3&NewsCatID=393

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:10 PM

lol...


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:12 PM

sometimes you wonder whether religious nuts don't have a job that keeps them occupied...

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:13 PM

Odd.


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:13 PM

Red Onions are Satanists..!!!

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:18 PM

I've said it before and I'll say it again.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:19 PM

More tomatoes for me!

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:33 PM

Wait.... Does that mean no ketchup?
I'd rather die! :P

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:38 PM

Well, an Apple has a five pointed Star in the middle if you cut it in half horizontally. What does that tell us?
Well, I expect it's probably something to do with the Illiminati. Most things are. :santa:

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:41 PM

They should avoid anything grown from seeds, because Jesus talked about sowing seeds and the growth of seeds.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:42 PM

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The 'cross' shape seen in a dissected tomato isn't the crux ordinaria or 'Latin' cross of Christianity. It's shaped more like the heraldic 'cross pattée, or formée, which is the shape used for the German Iron Cross award. So forget the Christian threat, but keep your eyes peeled for those dastardly Jerries!

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:48 PM

And what about Donkeys, then? According to popular legend, the cross pattern on their back originated when Christ rode one into Jerusalem.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:50 PM

Well, see, that's just, you know, um, oh heck :hmm: :huh: :unsure2:

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:55 PM

View Post747400, on 17 August 2012 - 03:48 PM, said:

And what about Donkeys, then? According to popular legend, the cross pattern on their back originated when Christ rode one into Jerusalem.

oo 'eck, don't let 'Mule' see that or it'll get him even more depressed than usual!

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:00 PM

They could still have beefsteak tomatoes, they don't look like that.   That looks like a plum tomato.

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