Egyptian Salafi group calls tomato Christian fruit, warns Muslims against eating it

New Delhi/August 26
Egyptian Salafi group named Popular Egyptian Islamic Association has termed tomato as Christian fruit and has warned Muslims against eating tomatoes.
As per reports, the group has published warning on its Facebook page warning against eating tomato by saying that a shape resembling a cross is revealed when one cuts a tomato in half.
The group also pasted a picture on its Facebook page with a photo of a tomato cut in half, revealing a cross-shaped interior.
“Eating tomatoes is forbidden because they are Christian. (The tomato) praises the cross instead of Allah and says that Allah is three (in reference to the Holy Trinity),” wrote the group on its Facebook wall. However, after facing outrage among Facebook users the group clarified that they did not tell people not to eat tomatoes but have asked them to not to cut in a way that reveals the shape of cross.