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Egyptian Jurists Sue 'The Jews' for Compensation...of Gold Allegedly Stolen During Exodus from Egypt
Memri.org ^ | 8/09/03 | Dr. Nabil Hilmi, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Al-Zaqaziq

Posted on 08/21/2003 12:48:59 PM PDT by adam_az

The August 9, 2003 edition of the Egyptian weekly Al-Ahram Al-Arabi featured an interview with Dr. Nabil Hilmi, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Al-Zaqaziq who, together with a group of Egyptian expatriates in Switzerland, is preparing an enormous lawsuit against "all the Jews of the world." The following are excerpts from the interview: [1]

Dr. Hilmi: "… Since the Jews make various demands of the Arabs and the world, and claim rights that they base on historical and religious sources, a group of Egyptians in Switzerland has opened the case of the so-called 'great exodus of the Jews from Pharaonic Egypt.' At that time, they stole from the Pharaonic Egyptians gold, jewelry, cooking utensils, silver ornaments, clothing, and more, leaving Egypt in the middle of the night with all this wealth, which today is priceless."

Question: "What will the group of Egyptians in Switzerland do about this issue?"

Hilmi: "Dr. Gamil Yaken, vice president of the Egyptian community in Switzerland, came to Egypt to collect information. We set up a legal team to prepare the necessary legal confrontation aimed at restoring what the Jews stole a long time ago, to which the statute of limitations cannot possibly apply. Furthermore, [the theft] is based on their holy book, the same source on which they relied when they invaded other peoples…

"The Egyptian Pharaoh was surprised one day to discover thousands of Egyptian women crying under the palace balcony, asking for help and complaining that the Jews stole their clothing and jewels, in the greatest collective fraud history has ever known.

"The theft was not limited to gold alone. The thieves stole everything imaginable. They emptied the Egyptian homes of cooking utensils. One of the women approached Pharaoh, her eyes downcast, and said that her Jewish neighbor who lived in the house on the right of her house had come to her and asked to borrow her gold items, claiming she had been invited to a wedding… The Jewish neighbor took [the items] and promised to return them the next day. A few minutes later, the neighbor to the left knocked on the door and asked to borrow the cooking utensils, because she was having guests for dinner. Using this same deceitful system, they took possession of all the cooking utensils…"

Question: "It is clear why they stole the gold, but why the cooking utensils?"

Hilmi: "Taking posession of the gold was understandable. This is clear theft of a host country's resources and treasure, something that fits the morals and character of the Jews. Yet what was not clear to the Egyptian women were the reasons for stealing the cooking utensils, when other things may have been of greater value. However, one of the Egyptian priets said that this had been the Jews' twisted way throughout history; they seek to cause a minor problem connected with the needs of everyday life so as to occupy people with these matters and prevent them from pursuing them to get back the stolen gold...

"A police investigation revealed that Moses and Aaron, peace be upon them, understood that it was impossible to live in Egypt, despite its pleasures and even though the Egyptians included them in every activity, due to the Jews' perverse nature, to which the Egyptians had reconciled themselves, though with obvious unwillingness. Therefore, an order was issued by the Jewish rabbis to flee the country, and that the exodus should be secret and under cover of darkness and with the largest possible amount of loot. The code word was 'At midnight.' In addition, the Jewish women were told to steal the gold and cooking utensils of the Egyptian women, and that is what happened."

Question: "Did they leave individually or as a group?"

Hilmi: "They left in a convoy of 600,000, that is, about 120,000 families. There were a few wagons in the convoy, and a long line of donkeys loaded with the stolen goods… They crossed the desert in the heart of Sinai, in an attempt to confuse Pharaoh's army, which was on their trail… Later they rested and began to count the stolen gold, and discovered that it reached 300,000 kg of gold."

Question: "But the Jews can cast doubt on this story with their usual methods. What is the religious evidence you said is in the Torah?"

Hilmi:"Naturally, the Jews cast doubt on this story because that is in their interest. But the answer would be that the story is based on what is written in the Torah. It can be found in Exodus, [Chapter] 35, verses 12 through 36…"

Question: "So what arguments can be made in support of getting back our stolen gold?"

Hilmi: "There are two types of claims, one religious and the other legal. From a religious standpoint, all monotheistic religions have called not to steal… It is also in the Ten Commandments, which the Jews were ordered [to observe]. Therefore, they have a basic religious obligation to return what was stolen, if it exists.

"From a legal standpoint, fleeing with the Egyptians' goods could be for the purpose of borrowing or for the purpose of stealing. If it is for the purpose of borrowing, legally it has a temporary dimension, not a permanent dimension, and therefore they must return [the gold], with interest, to its owners.

"On the other hand, if the Jews took the goods from the Egyptians not for the purpose of borrowing it but to keep them for themselves, by legal norms this is theft, and therefore they must return the stolen goods to their owners, in addition to the interest for its use over the entire period of the theft."

Question: "What do you think is the value of the gold, silver, and clothing that was stolen, and how do you calculate their value today?"

Hilmi: "If we assume that the weight of what was stolen was one ton, [its worth] doubled every 20 years, even if the annual interest is only 5%. In one ton of gold is 700 kg of pure gold – and we must remember that what was stolen was jewelry, that is, alloyed with copper. Hence, after 1,000 years, it would be worth 1,125,898,240 million tons, which equals 1,125,898 billion tons for 1,000 years. In other words, 1,125 trillion tons of gold, that is, a million multiplied by a million tons of gold. This is for one stolen ton. The stolen gold is estimated at 300 tons, and it was not stolen for 1,000 years, but for 5,758 years, by the Jewish reckoning. Therefore, the debt is very large…

"The value must be calculated precisely in accordance with the information collected, and afterward a lawsuit must be filed against all the Jews of the world, and against the Jews of Israel in particular, so they will repay the Egyptians the debt that appears in the Torah."

Question: "Is a compromise solution possible?"

Hilmi: "There may be a compromise solution. The debt can be rescheduled over 1,000 years, with the addition of the cumulative interest during that period."


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Lunatics.
1 posted on 08/21/2003 12:49:00 PM PDT by adam_az
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To: yonif; SJackson
Orig title was "Egyptian Jurists to Sue 'The Jews' for Compensation for 'Trillions' of Tons of Gold Allegedly Stolen During Exodus from Egypt" which is too long to fit on FR forum....

This is one of the most lunatic things I've seen from the Arab press.

Ever.

And that's saying a lot.
2 posted on 08/21/2003 12:50:31 PM PDT by adam_az (.)
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To: adam_az
is this satire?
3 posted on 08/21/2003 12:50:34 PM PDT by ko_kyi
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To: adam_az
The Jews counter-suit claiming damages for 400 years of involuntary servitude dwarfed the egyptian claim and threatens to bankrupt the entire arab world.
4 posted on 08/21/2003 12:51:27 PM PDT by Grim
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To: adam_az
Do they have an itemized inventory to prove just what exactly was taken? BTW - God told them to take it...so here we go again, the "church" separating the "state" of some of its gold...hmmmmm.
5 posted on 08/21/2003 12:52:01 PM PDT by LiteKeeper
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To: adam_az
(Giggle!)Delusional!Hysterical!
6 posted on 08/21/2003 12:52:57 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: adam_az
Hilmi: "They left in a convoy of 600,000, that is, about 120,000 families. There were a few wagons in the convoy, and a long line of donkeys loaded with the stolen goods… They crossed the desert in the heart of Sinai, in an attempt to confuse Pharaoh's army, which was on their trail… Later they rested and began to count the stolen gold, and discovered that it reached 300,000 kg of gold."

And carried around for 40 YEARS????

They had time to steal 300,000 kg of gold, BUT NOT ENOUGH TIME TO LET THE YEAST IN THEIR BREAD RISE?
7 posted on 08/21/2003 12:53:07 PM PDT by adam_az (.)
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To: ko_kyi
No it's sadly a translation from an Egyptian paper.

8 posted on 08/21/2003 12:53:53 PM PDT by adam_az (.)
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To: adam_az; aculeus; general_re; BlueLancer; hellinahandcart; Thinkin' Gal; dennisw; Catspaw; ...

9 posted on 08/21/2003 12:54:10 PM PDT by dighton (NLC™)
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To: adam_az
War is the answer.
10 posted on 08/21/2003 12:55:17 PM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: ko_kyi
is this satire?

Do Arabs have a sense of humor? I really don't know if this is satire or not (a lot can be lost in a translation) but it would not surprise me at all if it were true.

11 posted on 08/21/2003 12:55:29 PM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: adam_az
The original source or this tripe must be the Onion.
12 posted on 08/21/2003 12:55:43 PM PDT by week 71
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To: adam_az
The sad part is that these bozos might just be able to find an equally loopy anti-Semitic, pro-Palestinian judge in Belgium to take up the case.
13 posted on 08/21/2003 12:56:35 PM PDT by Loyalist
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To: adam_az
Grow up.
14 posted on 08/21/2003 12:57:08 PM PDT by RLK
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To: xm177e2
Here I thought the idea of reparations was one of the most ridiculous I've ever heard. This FAR trumps it.
15 posted on 08/21/2003 12:58:37 PM PDT by laconic
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To: RLK
Are you trying to make a point, beyond the one which won't quite form on the top of your soft head?
16 posted on 08/21/2003 12:59:07 PM PDT by adam_az (.)
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To: ko_kyi
is this satire?

Yes. Cooking utensils. Police investigation, etc.

17 posted on 08/21/2003 12:59:20 PM PDT by Shermy (Stirring the pot...adding fuel to the fire...)
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To: adam_az
I've missed the Onion.

Wait.

18 posted on 08/21/2003 1:02:21 PM PDT by Publius6961
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To: adam_az
The Egyptian gold ended up in the temple in jerusalem where it was stolen by the babylonians who lost it to somebody, I forget who before it was recovered by the Arabs and lost once more to the mongol hordes who lost it to the franks who have it now. So Egypt needs to sue France to recover their property.
19 posted on 08/21/2003 1:02:22 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
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To: Shermy
If Memri.org was had on this they should be pretty chagrined.

As an author of satire myself, I have to really appreciate satire that rides the knife-edge of reality.

I have been in a writing slump because reality keeps trumping my ideas.
20 posted on 08/21/2003 1:02:54 PM PDT by ko_kyi
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To: Shermy
It's a translation from an Egyptian paper.

Al-Ahram Al-Arabi (Egypt) August 9, 2003.

Lots of other whacko stuff from them:

http://memri.org/bin/search/search.cgi?nocpp=1&p%3Ats_udav=0&sort-method=1&Match=0&Terms=Al-Ahram+Al-Arabi&Realm=All
21 posted on 08/21/2003 1:03:09 PM PDT by adam_az (.)
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To: adam_az
"A police investigation revealed that Moses and Aaron, peace be upon them, understood that it was impossible to live in Egypt...

ROFL! You couldn't make this stuff up. Maybe the Arabs were put upon this earth to remind us that truth and reality are precious commodities in a society. Once a society loses the ability to distinguish between truth and lies, reality and delusion, the result is the group psychosis called the Arab world.

It's going to take a few generations and a lot of hard work to bring these people out of the darkness -- if it's even possible.

22 posted on 08/21/2003 1:04:14 PM PDT by browardchad
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To: laconic
Well, okay, here you go: The "Jews of the World" hereby counter-sue for the economic impact of being enslaved by the Egyptians for 400 years or so. I believe that the personal items taken during the Exodus should provide sufficient compensation.
23 posted on 08/21/2003 1:09:12 PM PDT by alancarp (SItting Senators ought not cash in while under the public trust)
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To: Grim
threatens to bankrupt the entire arab world.

Too late!!!

24 posted on 08/21/2003 1:12:43 PM PDT by Onelifetogive
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To: adam_az
The ONLY source for this story is the Hebrew Bible, Exodus 3:22, which says that "every [Hebrew] woman shall ask of her [Egyptian] neighbor, and her that sojourneth in her house [= guests of the Egyptian neighbor], jewelry of silver and jewelry of gold, and raiment....", and Exodus 12:35-36, "... and the children of Israel did as Moses instructed, and they asked the Egyptians for jewelry of silver and jewelry of gold and raiment. And the Lord gave the [Hebrew] people favor in the eyes of the Egyptians so they let them have what they asked for. And they impoverished the Egyptians."

Nothing there about entering the Egyptian houses and nothing about cooking utensils (were the Egyptians using gold for kitchenware??). And it appears that the Egyptians gave up the gold and silver on request, without any other pressure -- although I do suppose that the ten plagues certainly made the Egyptians amenable to extortive requests.

Oddly enough, Pharoah and his Egyptians are described as villains and Moses as a hero in the Koran.

25 posted on 08/21/2003 1:12:50 PM PDT by DonQ
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To: LiteKeeper
From Exodus 12

35 The Israelites did as Moses instructed and asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold and for clothing. 36 The LORD had made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they plundered the Egyptians.

No case here.

What about the interest?

The Koran, over 1400 years back condemned today's modern banking concepts before they were put into wide scale practice:

"And what you give in interest [riba in Arabic] that it may increase on (other) people's wealth, increases not with Allah (God)...(Koran 30:39)."

The Koran states explicitly that trade is not the same as interest:

Those who consume interest shall not rise, except as he rises whom Satan by his touch prostrates [i.e one who is misled]; that is because they say:"Trade is like interest"; whereas, Allah [God] has permitted trading but forbidden [Haraam in Arabic] interest. Whosoever receives a warning from his/her Lord, he shall have his past gains and his affair is committed to Allah (God); but whosoever reverts (to devouring interest) those, they are the inhabitants of the fire, therein dwelling forever. (Koran 2:275)

And it looks like asking for interest will send them straight to hell.

26 posted on 08/21/2003 1:14:37 PM PDT by MalcolmS
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To: RightWhale
The Egyptian gold ended up in the temple in jerusalem where it was stolen by the babylonians...

No, actually it had been recovered by the Egyptians long before that:
So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king's palace. He took everything; he even took the golden shields which Solomon had made.
2 Chr 12:9


27 posted on 08/21/2003 1:16:24 PM PDT by Russian Sage
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To: adam_az
In the movie "The Ten Commandments" the pharoah takes off his gold necklace and throws it at Moses and says, "take what you will, take everything but just get out of the country, GO!!! In that case they didnt really steal anything. I know it is a movie and just fantasy but then so is this claim by the Arabs.
28 posted on 08/21/2003 1:17:14 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: browardchad
re: "Maybe the Arabs were put upon this earth to remind us that truth and reality are precious commodities in a society. Once a society loses the ability to distinguish between truth and lies, reality and delusion, the result is the group psychosis called the Arab world.
It's going to take a few generations and a lot of hard work to bring these people out of the darkness -- if it's even possible."

My reply: I dunno. Once you get them out of the middle east and get them here, doesn't take long for them to get civilized, no not at all. I think they "hang with" and listen to so much bullshit at home that they don't realize the world is so much larger than the Arabs they left behind realize,,,

I've known quite a few (15 - 25) Islamic people, and EVERY SINGLE ONE was a very reasonable person. Of course, I knew them here in the USA, but some had not been here all that long.

Gotta admit though, they still seemed to dislike "the Jews".



29 posted on 08/21/2003 1:26:57 PM PDT by RonHolzwarth
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To: adam_az
"...even if the interest is only 5%..."

This must be an obscure Arab Onion-type satire.

Islam doesn't hold with 'usury'.
30 posted on 08/21/2003 1:29:50 PM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: adam_az; RLK
"Are you trying to make a point, beyond the one which won't quite form on the top of your soft head?"

Yowsa, a primo example of a virtual bitch-slap if I ever saw one!

31 posted on 08/21/2003 1:31:08 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (French: old Europe word meaning surrender)
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To: adam_az
Human logic takes another holiday.
32 posted on 08/21/2003 1:31:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: adam_az
The stolen gold is estimated at 300 tons, and it was not stolen for 1,000 years, but for 5,758 years, by the Jewish reckoning. Therefore, the debt is very large…

Let's see, that means that Adam stole the gold from Eve, or was it the other way around? Putz, Jews didn't even exist until about 3,800 years ago, and our emancipation from Egyptian slavery didn't occur until about 3,300 years ago. Of course, this is the closest that this delusional crackpot ever gets to the truth in the entire article.

Question: "Is a compromise solution possible?"

Hilmi: "There may be a compromise solution. The debt can be rescheduled over 1,000 years, with the addition of the cumulative interest during that period."

I don't have very much gold, but if some Egyptians come to me asking for compensation of this sort, I've got lots of copper-jacketed hot LEAD which I'll be glad to send via airmail. However, please wait for a week or two, because I'm waiting for my M1A "airplane" to arrive.

33 posted on 08/21/2003 1:34:22 PM PDT by Ancesthntr
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To: adam_az
A lot of credibility for Arabs to be giving Jews.
34 posted on 08/21/2003 1:34:36 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Loyalist
The saddest part is that no matter how loony or laughable the claim, the lawyers will get rich from it and defend it to the hilt.
35 posted on 08/21/2003 1:35:10 PM PDT by Sender
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To: headsonpikes
Islam doesn't hold with 'usury'.

So they say. However,

Central Bank of Egypt slash of discount rate reflects positive turn of economy.

36 posted on 08/21/2003 1:35:15 PM PDT by dighton (NLC™)
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To: adam_az
I would have never believed I would consider genocide as the solution to any problem....

However.........

Semper Fi
37 posted on 08/21/2003 1:37:04 PM PDT by river rat (War works......It brings Peace... Give war a chance to destroy Jihadists...)
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To: adam_az
It is also in the Ten Commandments, which the Jews were ordered [to observe]. Therefore, they have a basic religious obligation to return what was stolen, if it exists.

Not applicable.

Ex post facto Commandments.

38 posted on 08/21/2003 1:43:56 PM PDT by Restorer (Never let schooling interfere with your education.)
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To: adam_az
Good Grief! If this didn't come from the mouths of Islamic "scholars", I'd say these dudes were moronic commedians. However, there is nothing funny about this calumny.

I guess when vaunted African-American scholars can seek reparations for implausible intangibles, then the fecund mind of the Muslim scholar will be quick to follow.

39 posted on 08/21/2003 1:51:25 PM PDT by Thommas
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To: adam_az
And Cynthia McKinney files an amicus curitae on their behalf.
40 posted on 08/21/2003 1:51:44 PM PDT by .cnI redruM (The Problem With Socialism Is That You Eventually Run Out Of Other People's Money - Lady Thatcher)
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To: adam_az
Wait till they get the bill for building the pyramids.
41 posted on 08/21/2003 1:58:58 PM PDT by bsaunders
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To: river rat
(Talmud Babvli, Sanhedrin 91 side 1)

In the time of Alexander the Macedonian, the egyptians came to him with a complaint against the jews quoting the Torah (exodus 12:36) 'And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. And they despoiled the Egyptians.'. and we want it back.

Geviha Ben Pesisa, a Jew requested of the scholars of the time 'allow me to reply to them, if I lose you can say he wasn't a scholar. Should I win please say that it was the Torah of Moshe that carried the argument.'

Geviha then asked the Egyptians where is your proof? they replied your Torah (verse above). Geviha answered, then I will to use the torah, does it not say (exodus 12:40) 'Now the time that the children of Israel dwelt in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years.' you owe us for the labor of 600,000 people that you enslaved for 400 years.

Alexander gave the Egyptians 3 days in which to refute Geviha's answer. They never returned, leaving behind all their fields in Israel. That year being a sabbatical year (shmita) when all fields lay fallow, these abandoned fields were a boon for the Jews.

42 posted on 08/21/2003 2:09:29 PM PDT by kazatzkeh
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To: RightWhale
More like the gold was mostly gone by the time the Babylonians got around to looting Jerusalem. There was, after all, an earlier Egyptian invasion.

No doubt any gold was taken back to Egypt.

A "trivial pursuit" question: How many times has the Temple in Jerusalem been desacreted, and or reduced to rubble? You have 30 seconds to think about it. Was it one time? Twice? Three times? Four times? Other?

Another one, and this will depend on your religion, how many times has the Messiah been manifest? A little Bible knowledge would help for this one, but no use of the concordance. Was it once? Twice? Three times? Kind of regularly every couple of dozen years? I don't know.

Thinking of all that gold in all those wagons behind all those donkeys trudging across the desert leads to a free flow of consciencousness.

43 posted on 08/21/2003 2:12:41 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Russian Sage
The Inca who had no goldmines and the Spanish who stripped America bare of gold are involved in this. The Egyptians lost the gold again and the Inca mysteriously acquired tons of it. Where is the Spanish gold now, the part that managed to sail beyond Havana without sinking? France again, but wait! What happened to the Templar fleet?
44 posted on 08/21/2003 2:20:01 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
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To: adam_az
Right. And these hateful lunatics are the people the Israelis are supposed to "bargain with" for peace...
45 posted on 08/21/2003 2:22:25 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: SJackson; Yehuda; Nachum; Paved Paradise; Mr. Mojo; Thinkin' Gal; Bobby777; adam_az; Alouette; ...
At that time, they stole from the Pharaonic Egyptians gold, jewelry, cooking utensils, silver ornaments, clothing, and more, leaving Egypt in the middle of the night with all this wealth, which today is priceless

Thanks for the ping adam_az. This is crazy.

I guess the next lawsuit will be for the 10 Plagues God brought upon the Egyptians.

46 posted on 08/21/2003 2:22:40 PM PDT by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: yonif
My contribution at #6!LOL
47 posted on 08/21/2003 2:25:04 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: headsonpikes
"Islam doesn't hold with 'usury'." No, It's ok, they can charge interest against jews and christians, it's just that they can't charge interest against people of their own religion.
48 posted on 08/21/2003 2:30:22 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: adam_az
Ha! This is a hoot on so many different levels:

1)An interesting test case for statute of limitations...(what's 3500 years amongst friends?).

2)The Egyptians gave the jewelry and gold willingly (and proving otherwise will be awfully ... tough).

3) Will the party(ies) who claims they were personally ripped off please stand up?

4) Can the parties who claim to be descendents of the 'victims' prove it (i.e., got any photos of great-great-great-great-great-insert 100 greats here-great grandmama's missing bracelet)? Got her original police report reporting the theft?

Anyways - good for a chuckle (P.S. - if any, or all, of these observations were made in the article - I apologize for being redundant because I never got past the headline)

49 posted on 08/21/2003 2:34:36 PM PDT by El Cid
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To: adam_az
The Jews should file a counter suit - reparations for 400 years of slave labor.
50 posted on 08/21/2003 2:38:47 PM PDT by etcetera
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