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CAIRO - An Egyptian lawyer said on Wednesday he was planning to sue the world's Jews for "plundering" gold during the Exodus from Pharaonic Egypt thousands of years ago, based on information in the Bible.

Nabil Hilmi, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Egypt's al-Zaqaziq University, said the legal basis for the case was under study by a group of lawyers in Egypt and Europe.

"This is serious, and should not be misread as being political against any race. We are just investigating if a debt is owed," Hilmi told Reuters in a telephone interview.

The relevant passage from the Bible, Exodus 12 verses 35 to 36 reads: "The Israelites had done as Moses told them; they had asked the Egyptians for jewelry of silver and gold, and for clothing...And so they plundered the Egyptians." This translation is in the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.

Some Jewish commentators say that while the Biblical passage may be fact, the Hebrews were enslaved by the Egyptians and therefore had a right to claim compensation for wages.

Nabil Hilmi and others, The Mail Archive 58 Comments [12/17/2008 9:56:54 PM]
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surfinseaotter

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! xD

12/17/2008 9:58:24 PM

Cymro

:DDDD

12/17/2008 9:59:12 PM

Exmuslim Turk

I want an award for that ! An award! Pppp....PHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


....cough

Oh GOD HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! I SAID GOD! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

12/17/2008 10:02:59 PM

dpareja

Somehow I think the statute of limitations has run out on that one...

12/17/2008 10:06:55 PM

anonymoose

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

12/17/2008 10:08:35 PM

Illuminatalie

This is an ambulance-chaser, not a fundie. Someone came up with a get-rich-scheme that he hopes will work, that's all. But this could only happen at all in a muslim fundy paradise like Egypt.

12/17/2008 10:10:33 PM

clockworkgirl21

Someone needs a hobby.

12/17/2008 10:12:41 PM

greybloke

They should sue for the loss of earnings caused by all those plagues, while they're about it.




12/17/2008 10:16:34 PM

Fdragon

that was thousands of years ago. I don't think we have to worry about things like that anymore.

12/17/2008 10:19:11 PM

Grigadil

You'll need an accurate inventory of the items allegedly plundered.

12/17/2008 10:20:48 PM

RavenWood

...

Well, that's one way to ensure lawyers are always employed...

12/17/2008 10:24:44 PM

Wrath

*epic facepalm*

12/17/2008 10:25:55 PM



Wow... The idiotic case and the stupid response.... just wow

12/17/2008 10:30:50 PM

GigaGuess

And I thought Americans could be sue happy... O_o

12/17/2008 10:40:05 PM

Ambrielle

This is what is wrong with religion. They are all living in a fantasy world treated as fact.

12/17/2008 10:48:28 PM

Osiris

This is the most awesomest thing ever.

12/17/2008 11:22:29 PM

BrandonL33

a little past the expiration date don't you think?

12/17/2008 11:25:11 PM

BrandonL33

a little past the expiration date don't you think?

12/17/2008 11:25:15 PM

Philbert McAdamia

Since murder has no statute of limitations, who will bring the civil suit against Cain for killing Abel and high-tailing it to the golf courses of Nod looking for the real killer?

12/17/2008 11:39:41 PM

kingoftheheavies

This case goes to court right after mine. I'm suing jebus for over-exposure. There's a fucking church on every goddamn corner, and I'm gonna make that fucker pay! Pay, I tells ya!

12/17/2008 11:42:16 PM



Religious insanity. Good thing for the Jews, their holy books are made up shit.

12/17/2008 11:44:52 PM

Tony

Considering the lack of archeological evidence of Hebrew slaves in Egypt, I don't think this case will fair well in an impartial court.

12/17/2008 11:55:50 PM

stupidroro

There is no archeological evidence. This is like the guy who tried to sue God, he's doing it for the controversy.

12/17/2008 11:57:46 PM

WMDKitty

First you need to prove that the "Exodus" even happened. As the Egyptians were meticulous record keepers, such an event would have been recorded. Given that there is no mention in the Egyptian texts, I can only conclude that "Exodus" is a silly little story.

12/18/2008 12:06:20 AM

Old Viking

If the trial's going to be conducted in English I'd love to sit in.

12/18/2008 12:21:12 AM
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