This is not a political post. It’s just the latest amusing spam to show up in my mailbox. Content: typical 419 scam. Twist: be a good Muslim, receive several million dollars from this dying, devout man, and use all of it to bring the message of Islam back on target, reclaiming it from the terrorists and their allies. Nice touch: it was sent as a base64-encoded text/plain attachment, to evade many spam filters. Gratuitous silliness: his hospital ward prohibits phone conversations “due to the presence of some medical equipment which reacts to telephone waves”, so he has to use email.
Subject: Greetings in the name of Allah
Date: January 16, 2006 8:08:31 PM PST
Greetings in the name of Allah.
This email message will be of interest to you if you
are a true servant of Allah with a deep love for
humanity and also if you are touched by the series of
strange and unfavorable events that have recently
struck humanity in various parts of the world ranging
from the TSUNAMI DISASTER to the FAMINE in Niger and
the recent HURRICANE KATRINA disaster in the united
If you are a Muslim, this will be interesting to you
if you are concerned about the bad name that have been
tagged on Islamism due to the fact that all cases of
terrorism have been associated with Islamism. Is this
actually what Allah demands of us? Why do we allow
group of religious fanatics to dictate the faith of
this our great religion?
Anyway, I am formerly Miguel Marcos Llera from Iran
but have lived most part of my life in Cuba .I was
born into a devoted catholic family. All through my
life I have been doing business and I was into gold
mining and selling. I met our creator, the most holy
and merciful one, Almighty Allah a while ago when I
was having a business deal with one of my partners
from U.A.E and from that day I was given the Islamic
bath and my name changed to Afzal Wahid Nasir. Now my
name is Afzal Wahid Nasir Llera.
On 10th February 2004, my family and I as well as my
business partner took a flight from kish to sharjah
and we flew kish airline. We had a plane crash and 43
passengers died including all members of my family and
my very good friend/business partner .You can confirm
this from the following websites.
After this tragic incidence, I was moved over to our
home city where I am presently under serious medical
attention but so far I still have not improved and my
case is worse because Owing to the fact that I was
born into a catholic home and my family members know
that i am now a devoted Muslim, they have neglected me
and left me to suffer in pains. I really do not
understand why they should withdraw their love for me
on religious grounds. I still love them anyway and do
not have anything against the Christians or any other
My health position has not been encouraging and from
the present development I can tell that I would not be
able to survive this whole pain anymore. I know any
moment from now I will be on my way to be with our
creator Allah. What disturbs me is the mass of wealth
that I have toiled for all my life which I am about to
leave behind. Am I going to leave it like that to
waste or let my family members (who are already well
to do) have it when there are millions of people out
there who need it more? That was the great question in
my heart But by the leading of Allah, I am taking this
bold step to let you know that I want to leave in your
care the sum of US$12.6M(Twelve Million Six Hundred
Thousand Dollars) which I Kept safe somewhere.
I would want you to use this fund for the enhancement
and propagation of the word of Almighty Allah and the
major subject area should be channeled towards
enlightening Muslims that Terrorism is not ordained by
almighty Allah and should be despised and fought
against. Having known my condition I decided to donate
this fund to a true servant of Allah who will utilize
these funds the way I am going to instruct here in.
My main aim of doing this is for the propagation and
upholding of the message of Islam especially in the
subject line stated above. My target area is the youth
whom the future of any great country largely lies on.
The message of Islam must not only be preached and
upheld, but also our youths have to be called back to
the right path and thereby reawaken their
consciousness. High moral values must be upheld,
promoted and inculcated into these young lives.
Also, a major part of the funds should be used for the
poor and the needy.
Build old peoples home and orphanages and support as
many widows and fatherless children that you can
reach, support those who have been stricken by War,
famine or a disaster especially the Tsunami disaster
that struck our Asian brethren recently (May Allah
preserve their lives), the Famine that is presently in
Niger and the Hurricane Katrina Victims in the united
For the fact that my relatives have turned their back
on me and now considers me an infidel because of my
faith, I know that if I entrust this to them, they
will never utilize the funds for the purpose which it
is meant. On this note I am now resting my dream on
your shoulders. Even as you agree to help me carry out
this duty I want you always remember that Allah won’t
ask what you did to help yourself, but will ask what
you did to help others.
For the now I cannot engage in any telephone
conversation due to strict restrictions against the
use of in my ward due to the presence of some medical
equipment which reacts to telephone waves (so I was
told). If you are interested in undertaking this
divine assignment does get back to me to me via my
private mail address:firstname.lastname@example.org
Praise is due to Allah Who brought everything into
existence and May the peace and blessing of Allah be
upon our noble Prophet Mohammed and those who follow
his footsteps till the Day of Judgment. May the peace
of Allah rest upon you and your household and may he
bless you richly as you respond to this call.
Afzal Wahid Nasir Llera.