It seems Bill Gates & Co. has put ol' truepeers on an Islamic scam spam email list. As the victims of these scams multiply, how might they and other experiences of modernity, reshape the fatalistic culture of Islam?
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- Dear Beloved Christian, Calvary greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!! I am Mrs.Maria Igwe, a widow of 73years old suffering from cancer of the breast, My husband and my only son were killed last year during the UK terrorist Attack when we visited London for holidays. My condition is serious and according to my doctor, he said it is obvious that I may not survive. I have some funds that my late husband WILLED to me in cash; the sum of $5,900,000.00 United States of American Dollars. I packaged it in consignments and deposited it with a finance house. After my prayers, I searched a Christian site in the internet, I found your email address and I decided to contact you for the usage of the funds in your Ministry. Therefore, child of God, if you are honest and faithful enough to use this fund strictly for the work of God, your response will be highly appreciated.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Yours in His Vineyard,Mrs. Maria Igwe.Is nothing sacred, or is everything sacred?