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May 24th, 2007
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Nigerian spam QOTD
Well, it looks like the Nigerian scammers are going after Muslims now:

Assalamualaikum. My name is Amina Hannah Hatleberg from America. ... the sum of$8.5 Million ... Two years ago I fell sick and my doctor told me I had cancer ... Having known my condition, I decided to donate this fund to mosque, Islamic school authority or better Muslim individual that will utilize this money the way I instruct. ... (etc)

The typical form-letter sob story, the typical appeal to naked greed and/or religious camaraderie. Yeah yeah. But what caught my eye was this sentence in the middle of the letter (direct quote):

The Koran made us to understand that blessed is the hand that grivets*.

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Well, considering the monkeying around they're doing, that seems oddly fitting.

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From:arethinn
Date:May 24th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
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I imagine they meant "...the hand that giveth", and simply mangled it? (I know nothing of what's actually in the Koran.)
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From:baxil
Date:May 24th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
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Oh, probably. :) I'm just finding the typo terribly amusing.
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From:r_caton
Date:May 25th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
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I thought it was Salaam Alaikum - 2 words -

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From:krinndnz
Date:May 26th, 2007 08:35 am (UTC)

no, it's just one word - like binladen

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It's one of those things that's been romanized several different ways over time.
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