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News ID: 2033
Publish Date: 12:29 - 01 September 2013
Tehran, YJC. Egyptian Salafi group has warned people against eating tomato since when cut horizontally, it reveals a Christian sign.

An Egyptian Salafi group has prohibited people from eating tomato.

The Islamic Public Society of Egypt stated on their Facebook page that when cut, tomato reveals the Christian cross, therefore it will be a sin for Muslims to eat it.

"To eat tomato is forbidden because it is a Christian fruit. Instead of praising God, tomato praises the cross and the inside of tomato indicates the cross sign instead of God,” the post said.

The post shows a photo captioned with an account of a Palestinian girl who dreams of the Prophet crying and forbidding his Ummah from having tomato.

 "If you do not share this post, be sure that Satan is with you,” reads the caption on bright yellow background.

Faced with huge criticism by locals, the group has added an amendment that in case the tomato is cut in a way that the cross does not show, it will be all right to have it.

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Mirza Askari
11:42 - 1392/06/27
Oh You salafi why don't you think before you say something. Your act is not proper for the reasons given below:
Firstly; Tomato is not a hand maid or man maid vegetable, its production is natural. Secondly if you utter such things, so may any christian can claim that see how true we are, as even the vegetables proofs the trinity.
So, I suggest that before offering any such claim, please ponder over the issue, whether it may Help Islam or may creat troubles and issue a topic of dibate globaly.
Mirza Askari
11:37 - 1392/06/27
Oh You salafi don't you think that Tomato is not man maid or Hand maid. Its production is natural, Secondly if You say this that we must avoid tomato as its signs the trinity of Christianity, So they claim that se how true we are as the nutaral
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