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Thursday, September 9, 1999 Published at 16:51 GMT 17:51 UK


World: Europe

Tomato with Islamic message


Here in Britain Muslims have been visiting an house in northern England to inspect a tomato which they believe contains a divine message from God.

Shabana Hussein, an Asian woman who lives in Bradford, said she was preparing a meal for her family when she cut into a tomato to find the words, "There is no God but Allah" written in Arabic in the veins.

Mrs Hussein said that since word got out, hundreds of people had visited her to see the tomato -- and they agreed that there's no doubt about the clarity of the message.

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