Political commentary from a Lad!
I noted the case of Amina Lawal, a Nigerian woman who will soon be stoned
to death for the offense of getting pregnant while unmarried -- see this
page at Amnesty International's web site for more info:
Anyway, I sent an angry, anonymous note to a bunch of Lads who
self-identified as Nigerian in recent scam emails:
Dear Mr. Nigerian, I am SHOCKED and HORRIFIED that your country NIGERIA is planning to STONE TO DEATH an innocent woman, AMINA LAWAL. If you do nothing to STOP this OUTRAGE, then you have proven that civilization has ended in your country. If this innocent woman dies, then I will never have any more dealings with Nigeria. I will never again buy any Nigerian products, and I will boycott every company which deals with Nigeria. So will many millions of others in the civilized world. Your country is sick and brutal and stands in shame in the eyes of the entire world. STOP THIS OUTRAGE!!!!!I received one apologetic reply from a Lad:
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 11:56:58 -0700 (PDT) From: YUSUF AHMED [email@example.com] To: Kindly Contributor Subject: Re: GOODLUCK/CONFIDENTIAL THANKS FOR YOUR MAIL AND YOUR FEELINGS. BUT DO YOU KNOW THAT THE 95% OF NIGERIANS ARE AGAINST THIS ACT? YES MOST OF US ARE STRONGLY AGAIANST IT BUT YOU SEE SHARIA IS LIKE THAT. I APPRECAITE HOW YOU FEEL THOUGH. THANKS AND KEEP UP YOUR HUMANITARIAN ACTS.