Fellowship of the Minds just received this e-mail from “Vine Akim” with the subject of the e-mail being “President Obama confirms bin Laden is dead“:
(firstname.lastname@example.org) has sent you a message Personal message text: I'm Vine Akim, Special Aid on English to Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory-Coast, He [bin Laden] is captured and his funds in a security firm is $15,000,000 for onward transfer. . Contact me for detail. 15% for you. Akim.
Here’s Fellowship’s response:
Dear Mr. Akim, sweltering in an Internet café somewhere in Lagos,
Thank you for your kind offer to give us 15% of Osama bin Laden’s $15,000,000 that is held in a security firm. Being good Christians, we on the Fellowship of the Minds must decline your most generous offer as your country Nigeria — one of the world’s poorest countries — surely needs the $2,250,000 more than we do. Please be so kind as to take that sum out of the account in that security firm and give it to the poor of Nigeria!