**Posted by Phineas
And they wonder why we laugh and point sometimes:
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).
We all know this is ridiculous, of course. Tomatoes in no way offend Islam. Besides, they’re great in kebabs.
Ice cream cones, on the other hand, are an insult worthy of jihad.
UPDATE: And how could I forget that other decadent, anti-Islamic food, pizza?
via The Jawa Report
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)