In more samosa-related news, I learned from the latest issue of The New Humanist (with its provocative cover photo of comedian Ricky Gervais) that the Islamist group known as al-Shabaab has banned samosas in the regions of Somalia controlled by it.
Why, you ask? Because they feel that its triangular shape is suggestive of the Christian doctrine of the Holy Trinity.
So there you have it. An Islamist group suspects that a food item originating in a Hindu culture is secretly promoting Christianity.
Who knew that people involved in a civil war in a country facing a famine still had time to ponder the subliminal religious messages embedded in food snacks?
Some entrepreneur should take advantage of this snack vacuum to make crescent-shaped samosas.