MEMRI video is here.
In a July 8, 2014 interview with Egypt’s Channel 1, Egyptian political scientist Ammar Ali Hassan said that the Jews had stolen Egypt’s gold and treasures when they left ancient Egypt. The character of Shakespeare’s Shylock is “a replica of the Jew who lived in Egypt – a merchant and a loan shark,” he said, adding: “We demand that they return the treasures they stole from us.”
Following are excerpts:
Ammar Ali Hassan: The Jews wanted [Egypt] to pay them compensation to the tune of dozens of billions of dollars, although our economy is very hard off. More importantly, they wanted to establish their false claim to historical rights over Egyptian lands.
We know for a fact that Moses was in this land. Most of the Jews who left Egypt to wander in the Sinai Desert were the Jews who defied Moses and rejected his preachings. When they left, they stole Egypt’s gold and treasures.
Many of the studies on Jewish financial conduct in the history of Egypt, as well as in the history of humanity as a whole… Take, for example, the character of Shylock in “The Merchant of Venice,” by Shakespeare. This character is a replica of the Jew who lived in Egypt – a merchant and a loan shark, who deposits his profits abroad, instead of investing them in the country. This is why the Jews have plundered this country all the time – beginning with the theft of Egypt’s gold in the days of Moses and culminating in what they did to our economy prior to the 1952 revolution.
[Muslim Brotherhood official] Essam Al-Aryan [offered the Jews compensation], but I say the opposite: We demand that they return the treasures they stole from us, including the interest they denied the Egyptian economy for many decades.