As if things couldn't get sadder and scarier in Egypt, now agriculture has been demonized. The Popular Egyptian Islamic Association has condemned eating tomatoes because they are supposedly Christian.
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.”
I hope no one tells the Salafist organization about Jerusalem artichokes.