I have received quite a few emails from the well-known Nigerian 419 scam artists. Today I received a Brunei variation:
My name is Haja I am a 23 years old and a British citizen who was taken to Brunei by my father at the young age of 12. He deceived me that I was going there on vacation and later married me off to a wealthy Prince in Brunei who is 30 years older than me.
I was thus forced into marriage and when I objected I was beaten and raped by this Prince. I was locked up in a house for two years after which I submitted and decided to accept my faith, knowing that was the only way out.
After I got my freedom back I have been allowed by my husband to have access to his businesses. Over the years I am been able to acquire some money $16,000,000.00 ( Sixteen million dollars), which I diverted into a private finance house in Darussalam without his knowledge.
Right now I have mapped out a plan of escape out of Brunei, first of all I want to move the fund out of the Brunei. This is where I need your assistance, I will move the fund out of Brunei on your name through a Cargo courier company to Europe to avoid been detected by my husband. After which you will help me secure the fund before I get out of Brunei.
If you know you are capable of handling such a huge amount of money respond to me and I will compensate you by giving you 10% of
the total fund.
Note also that you must keep this transaction secret as my life is at stake if my husband or any of his relatives hear of this transaction
they will stone me to death or hang me.
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Thanks to Bill Allison of Ideofact for linking to me.
He is very kind and is trying to motivate me to write about Pakistan. However, this being close to the end of the semester, I should better do some work. Hopefully, I’ll get to the topic in the next couple of weeks. Or earlier if I procrastinate like I am doing now. 😉
UPDATE: A correction: Ideofact is the second blog to link me. The first one is Jim Henley’s Unqualified Offerings. Thanks, Jim.
UPDATE II: I just started writing my thoughts here as it is better than boring my roommates with long discussions of everything under the sun. Hence, I really would like some feedback about this site. So, if you like or dislike what you see here or want to argue/discuss any of my posts, please drop me an email (my address is on the left.)
UPDATE III: I have hit the trifecta of links with the Wahabis as born again post. Bin Gregory whose writing inspired it has also linked.
I just added a blogroll to the left of the blogs I read. As you can see, most of them deal with politics. I am very interested in politics and international affairs and waste a lot of time reading about it instead of working on my research. You’ll probably also notice that I am a liberal, though I do like reading conservative and libertarian blogs. My favorite conservative blog is Volokh Conspiracy. Eugene Volokh, a Law Professor at UCLA, is good and argues his points very convincingly. One of my favorite libertarian blogs is Jim Henley’s Unqualified Offerings whose Washington DC sniper coverage is the best there is.