Iraq Wants Jewish Archive to Prove Ownership of the Tower of Babel



The Jewish Iraqi Archive, a collection of bibles and other religious books, as well as personal material like schoolbooks from the former Jews of Iraq, confiscated by the Iraqi security services and then transported to the United States after the fall of Saddam, has been in the news lately.

Some senators and congressmen would like the Jewish archive returned to the Jewish community. Iraq meanwhile firmly wants the archive.

Harold Rhode, who discovered the trove while working as a Defense Department policy analyst assigned to Iraq’s transitional government, said he is “horrified” to think the material would be returned when it had been “stolen by the government of Iraq from the Jewish community.”

“It would be comparable to the U.S. returning to the German government Jewish property that had been looted by the Nazis,” he told The Jewish Week.

Some people are wondering why Iraq wants the Jewish archive… and the answer may be very bizarre indeed. Here’s an explanation from Al Arabiya, the Saudi answer to Al Jazeera, last year.

Arab League Deputy Secretary General Ahmed ben Helli has confirmed attempts by Israel to steal ancient Iraqi archives. “Iraq has been subjected to the biggest theft of its manuscripts and historic treasures,” he said. “Israel is accomplice to this.”

The manuscripts are Jewish. How can Jews steal their own historic treasures? But let’s move on to the full crazy.

According to archeologists, the Iraqi Jewish archive contains almost 3,000 documents and 1,700 antiques that chronicle the eras in which Jews were enslaved in Iraq during the first and second eras of Babylonian captivity. The collection also comprises belongings of Jews who lived in Iraq.

Among the most important items in the collection are the oldest copies of the Talmud and the Old Testament. That is why, experts argue, the former Iraqi regime kept the collection guarded in the intelligence building.

Read that last paragraph again and try to see those two sentences make sense in any way that doesn’t involve Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Experts add that Israel is keen on obtaining the manuscripts in order to prove their claim that the Jews had built the Tower of Babel as part of its attempt to distort the history of the Middle East for its own interests.

And there we have it.

The Jewish archive is part of a dastardly Jewish plot to claim ownership of the Tower of Babel… which doesn’t exist anymore.

The Jewish bible depicts the tower being constructed before the emergence of the Jewish people. Which is why Iraq needs copies of the bible to prove that the Jews didn’t build the Tower of Babel.

So the United States has two options…

1. Return the Jewish archive to the Iraqi Jewish communities abroad

2. Send the archive to Iraq where it will be kept in storage against the day that the Jews claim to have built the Tower of Babel and demand ownership of a thing that hasn’t existed in thousands of years

3. Return the Jewish archive, but dispatch Elizabeth Warren to give her “You didn’t build that” speech at a synagogue

This seems like an easy choice. Either do the sane thing or keep pandering to the whims of crazy bigots whose grasp on reality is looser than a drunk with a greased pogo stick.

The so-called peace process in which Israel is ordered to create a Palestinian state for terrorist groups that keep trying to kill it is option 2. So Obama will predictably choose that and send the Jewish archive to Iraq so that one of the largest countries in the region can breathe a sigh of relief that the Jews will no longer be able to steal their tower which doesn’t exist.

At least until the next Mossad attack shark or spy eagle is captured.

  • Softly Bob

    Absolute madness. Conspiracy theories ooze out of Muslim heads like yolk from a smashed egg. What’s more, Leftards and other gimps usually believe them all.

    • tickletik

      Its not how you think, they dont really care aout the truth or falsehood of the theory, its more of a game than anything else.

      • Gee

        Actually it is not as you think. They do deal their fairy tales even the ones they invented last week.

        This is the norm for Muslims

  • Smoking Hamster

    I see an error. You say two options but list three.

    Great piece of humor. Soooo much suffering could have been eliminated if people actually read the holy scriptures of those you hate. The blood libels would have been dismissed as absurd and counter-Jewish and people wouldn’t minimize Islamic travesties as aberrations when their books and history are filled with calls to violence.

  • Frank

    Next week PM Maliki will be in Washington. Perhaps he will be given the stolen Jewish property as a gift, on the eve of relations building with Maliki’s ally, the Islamic Republic in Iran ( another religious and ethnic cleansing entity).

    The Iraqi Jews, a large minority living in Iraq since the Babylonian captivity have been eradicated from that country during several waves of Ethnic Cleansing in Iraq between 1941 and 1951. Tens of thousands of them lived in Iran for decades and contributed heavily to their new country, until they had to migrate again following the Islamic takeover in 1979.

    The Iraqi Jewish Community in the United States must file a lawsuit immediately in order to stop the historical loss.
    Frank Nikbakht
    Committee for Religious Minority Rights in Iran

    • Manaphy

      There is no such thing as Jewish property. Everything that Jews have was stolen from Whites or from Muslims.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        “There is no such thing as Jewish property. Everything that Jews have was stolen from Whites or from Muslims.”

        So this is a parody account. I get it! Very funny! LOL!!

        • defcon 4

          That’s the only rational explanation. The delivery was as dead pan as you can get, but the punchline could’ve been better.

      • Daniel Greenfield

        Who did Jews steal the Bible from?

      • iluvisrael

        Your picture fits you birdbrain

        • Manaphy

          Your name fits your intelligence level.

          • iluvisrael

            Right – the computer you’re using consist of parts made in Israel with Israeli technology. Happy eternal nakba accchhhhhhmed!

          • Manaphy

            2.My name is not Achmed

          • defcon 4

            Abdullah? Farid? Fatima? Hajji? Aladdin? Osman? Osama? Because I’ll bet it isn’t Adolph.

          • N. Wasse

            Another Arab wannabe! how disgusting

          • UCSPanther

            You want to talk intelligence?

            Remember this:

            “Where did you get those clothes? At the….Toilet store?”

            I would expect such a comeback from an 8-year old…

      • N. Wasse

        Really? your so called Allah plagiarized the Qur’an from the Jews and their books and not just the Bible but also from the Talmud as in the case of Q5:32 and even Q112 the foundation of the so called Islamic monotheism is word for word from the Jewish Shima’ via the Syriac Peshitta and it is a disaster that was realized by al-Tabari that Q112 can be refuted with very basic Greek logic
        Your Allah was a plagiarist

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “The manuscripts are Jewish. How can Jews steal their own historic treasures? But let’s move on to the full crazy.”

    Ancient Jews can be Muslims when needed to save the Islamic texts from being completely falsified by archaeology.

  • defcon 4

    “looser than a drunk with a greased pogo stick.” LOL, that was gold.

  • paladin712

    It belongs to the Jews. Period.

  • Davka
  • N. Wasse

    The tragedy here is the fact that Judaism as well as Christianity are native religions in that part of the world.
    Enter Islam and would Muslims care about very important artifacts and in this case religious artifacts. I doubt it very much
    Muslims destroy and have destroyed their own literary sources (as in the case of the claim that Caliph Uthman did burn copies of the Qur’an that were different from the present canonized Qur’an)

    And indeed there is a precedent and that is the Nag Hammadi library in Egypt. The whole library is now at the Coptic Museum in Cairo after almost being destroyed by the Muslim peasants that found these priceless books. And the library was given back to the rightful owners of these documents and it is the Coptic community in Egypt.
    So it seems to me that these artifacts should be given to the Iraqi Jewish community in Israel or abroad because there are no Jews left in Iraq .