Godly Gristle

We get a lot of Jesus and Mary food sightings in Western media (and this classic Grinder helps explain why), but you don’t often get to see good examples from other religions (this Buddha bubble in a pancake from 2006 is a lovely exception). Muslims don’t see Allah in their food, because to capture his image is an insult—but a recent sighting of the Arabic words for God and Muhammad in a slice of meat has been causing some excitement in northern Nigeria.

Diners have been flocking to a restaurant in northern Nigeria to see pieces of meat which the owner says are inscribed with the name of Allah.

What looks like the Arabic word for God and the name of the prophet Muhammad were discovered in pieces of beef by a diner in Birnin Kebbi.

He was about to eat it, when he suddenly noticed the words in the gristle, the restaurant owner said.

Scholars tell the restaurant owner that the words’ appearance proves that “Islam is the only true religion.” But what do the scholars have to say about Jesus on a pierogi?

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