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2 New York Israeli Muslims who claimed $5 million lottery ticket after 5 years arrested
Your Jewish News ^ | November 14, 2012 | Sarah Weiss

Posted on 11/15/2012 4:14:38 AM PST by expat1000

2 Israeli Muslims from Jerusalem, now living in New York, claimed they won a $5 million lottery payout, with a ticket they bought in their father’s store.

They waited until shortly before the winning ticket of $5 million in a scratch-off lottery game would have been declared void.

Then, when two brothers from the Syracuse, New York, area came to claim the prize, they made an unusual request: They told state lottery officials that they would be happy to take home less than the full amount if they could avoid a press conference.

Officials immediately became suspicious, saying a security check had to be completed before the big payday. But the "security check" proved to be another name for an investigation that eventually led to the arrest of the brothers on Tuesday for theft and other charges. Authorities said the two brothers had deceived the real winner, a customer at the convenience store of their parents.

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1 posted on 11/15/2012 4:14:41 AM PST by expat1000
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To: expat1000

I guess it’s better than blowing people up.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 4:17:23 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: expat1000

“Israeli Muslim” sounds like an oxymoron.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 4:21:43 AM PST by AlexW
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To: expat1000
I thought that gambling was haram.
4 posted on 11/15/2012 4:23:40 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: AlexW

About 20% of the Israeli population is Arab, most of which are of course Muslim.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 4:34:22 AM PST by expat1000
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To: jmcenanly

They weren’t gambling. They had a sure thing they stole.


6 posted on 11/15/2012 4:35:56 AM PST by Venturer
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To: expat1000

Notice what they did.
When the customer asks the clerk to check the ticket to see if it’s a winner, the clerk checks it and says “no winner.” But it is a winner.

That’s why I don’t go to stores run by middle easterners.


7 posted on 11/15/2012 4:38:55 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: AlexW
“Israeli Muslim” sounds like an oxymoron.

Nope, not really. However, a "Iranian Jew" *IS* an oxymoron, as well as "Mecha Jew", "Egyptian Jew", "Iraqian Jew", "Syrian Jew", and so on...

8 posted on 11/15/2012 4:48:36 AM PST by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: I want the USA back

Never take the ticket back to the store, compare the numbers to be sure and go to the nearest regional lottery office!


9 posted on 11/15/2012 4:48:46 AM PST by mdmathis6 ("Barry" Xmas to all and have a rapaciously taxable New Year!)
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To: jmcenanly
I thought that gambling was haram.

But cheating isn't.

10 posted on 11/15/2012 4:50:56 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (Revolutions are not born out of success, they are born out of despair)
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To: jmcenanly
It's okay when you achieve it through theft from an infidel.
11 posted on 11/15/2012 4:52:48 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: I want the USA back

They Middle Easteners seem to be doing pretty well with Obama, the GRECIAN FORMULA occupant of the White House;...........doing well if you ignore the deaths of the troops in Afghanistan and State Department personnel in Libya.


12 posted on 11/15/2012 4:54:03 AM PST by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: C210N; expat1000

“Nope, not really.”
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I was being facetious.
I know that there are Muslims living in Israel, but the term “Israeli Muslim” still sounds strange, like “Mississippi Yankee”.


13 posted on 11/15/2012 5:01:59 AM PST by AlexW
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To: C210N

“Nope, not really. However, a “Iranian Jew” *IS* an oxymoron, as well as “Mecha Jew”, “Egyptian Jew”, “Iraqian Jew”, “Syrian Jew”, and so on... “

They used to not be oxymorons...I bought jewelry once from an Iranian Jew - of course he was now in the US.

Also, Iran keeps a token number of Jews, maybe 1000, for propaganda purposes.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 5:20:03 AM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: BobL

There used to be a thriving Jewish community in Teheran up to the downfall of the Shah. The Shah’s military also maintained strong ties with the Israeli military.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 5:32:59 AM PST by Ax ("Bring the Pikes Together for the Risin' o' the Moon.")
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To: expat1000

For their scheme to have worked, the real winning customer had to have been a complete idiot to agree to pay the store a $1000 “handling fee”.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 5:35:25 AM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: expat1000

Fraud and scams are in vogue since Obama became President. His is the flagship, the granddaddy, the model, the epitome of fraudulencies. It’s “cool” to be a slickster, a swindler, a flim-flam artist and con. They’d better have fun with it now because on their deathbeds, they’ll be begging for forgiveness. More likely though, they’ll think they can cheat death but it’ll be a rude awakening when they know it’s too late and in the end they should realize that they were not professionals...they were assholes.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 6:03:17 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: jmcenanly
I thought that gambling was haram.

It's not gambling when you steal it from a gambler!

18 posted on 11/15/2012 6:26:49 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: expat1000
Or, Catholic or Christian. All Arabs are not Muzzies.
19 posted on 11/15/2012 6:54:06 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Coldwater Creek

The correct term should have been “Israeli Arab”


20 posted on 11/15/2012 7:03:28 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Coldwater Creek

>>Or, Catholic or Christian. All Arabs are not Muzzies.

I said “most”. If you want to get picky about it, About 82.6 percent of the Arab population in Israel is Sunni Muslim with a very small minority of Shia as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Israel


21 posted on 11/15/2012 7:10:45 AM PST by expat1000
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To: C210N

Hold on...I worked with a guy who emigrated from Iran back in the early 80s...he was Jewish. Said he left to avoid the ayatollah.


22 posted on 11/17/2012 6:26:20 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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