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Saturday 29 December 2012

"How Fatima Started Islam" spam

This nasty anti-Islam email has been doing the rounds recently, I've received it several times over the past few months and decided that it was worth a closer look..

From:     Laurel Pettit [kqmdy@agenta.de]
Date:     27 December 2012 22:39
Subject:     Re: more infomation about islam

How Fatima Started Islam

A book like no other on this earth.  Not a few cartoons or an infantile movie trailer but 234 page novel which insults Islam like no other.  A parody of the always drunk proprietor of "Mohammad's Saloon & Brothel" with his completely ridiculous life exposed.  This moronic child molestating coward and fool who bumps his way through life oblivious to his manipulation as the figurehead of another new religion.  Learn about his adopted son and heir Ali, the biggest swish ever to sashay across Arabia while sadistically running Mecca's largest boy's brothel.  Only $9.99 to laugh at, mock, and ridicule those fanatics who do not enjoy being ridiculed.  A well written and extremely funny parody at Amazon.com.

 link to Amazon.com
Observe the never sober Mohammad having sex with camels, pre-adolescent girls and boys, the mutilations, murders, terrorism, sneak attacks, back stabbings and mental illnesses.  Absolutely no other novel is similar.  Stick up for America by sticking it to Radical Islam.

Also: There is a subtle effort to dissuade Americans from buying or reading this parody.  The Mullahs of Radical Islam HATE the fact that we in the West can still purchase this book.  They are pressuring and threatening Amazon to stop offering the novel for sale.  They demand a world wide ban with criminal penalties under Sharia Law.  Out of 6,000,000 Amazon books "How Fatima Started Islam" has the second lowest review rating, why, because Amazon has been flooded with well over 100 negative reviews with the lowest possible rating, reviewers who openly state that they would never ever buy or read a book insulting The Prophet, yet they take the time to tell you not to read it.  The second lowest rating is a badge of honor, it shows how much the Ayatollahs of BAGHDAD and DAMASCUS and the murderous terrorist who killed our ambassador and burned our embassy in BENGHAZI  do not want you to buy HFSI. Do not let these radical tin pot madmen, who think they rule the world and everyone in it, dictate to you what you may or may not read; purchase this important, well written, and extremely funny book.

Well, they're right about one thing.. the reviews are terrible. And they're terrible because this has been spammed out on a regular basis.

But where does this spam come from? Here is the key part of the mail header:

Received: from [] (port=1249 helo=mailbook.simalbok9v.com)
    by [redacted] with smtp (Exim 4.80)
    (envelope-from <kqmdy@agenta.de>)
    id 1ToM6k-0001GW-12
    for [redacted]; Thu, 27 Dec 2012 22:39:22 +0000
Received: from cpe-184-56-141-86.neo.res.rr.com (HELO cpe-184-56-141-86.neo.res.rr.com) ([])
From: "Laurel Pettit" <kqmdy@agenta.de> is an IP address in China (Zhejiang Telecom). The domain simalbok9v.com doesn't actually exist though, the mail relay was spoofing it. But it's the email address before it that gives a least a little clue as to the sender. is a Road Runner subscriber in Cleveland, in the US.

Alas, it doesn't tell us who it is, but it DOES tell us that it originates from within the US, and this spam is illegal under the CAN-SPAM act.

Now, I'm quite curious as to who else has looked at the headers to see what pattern there is. And I'm open to the possibility that this could be a Joe Job. But I certainly ain't gonna buy that book..

Update: the spam is still doing the rounds and is still originating from a Road Runner subscriber at, but now there is a new Chinese mail relay at

Received: from [] (port=2892 helo=mailbook.simalbok9v.com)
    by [redacted] with smtp (Exim 4.80)
    (envelope-from <crvll@fresnosheriff.org>)
    id 1Tp6dX-00071A-Qk
    for [redacted]; Sun, 30 Dec 2012 00:20:20 +0000
Received: from cpe-184-56-141-86.neo.res.rr.com (HELO cpe-184-56-141-86.neo.res.rr.com) ([])
From: "Brianna Collins" <crvll@fresnosheriff.org>

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