Report Suspicious Activity
A grandmother decides to mail a check to her grandson as an Eid Gift. She writes the check payable to her daughter in order for her to cash it and give it to the grandson. In the place left for writing what the check is for she writes her grandson's name. the check is mailed. It travels across the country to where her grandson lives. The daughter receives the check and takes it into the bank to cash. She approaches the teller and explains that she'd like to cash this check. The teller looks at the check, pauses momentarily, and then excuses herself. She returns 5 minutes later with her supervisor just as the police enter the bank. They approach the daughter and gruffly request that she come with them. She questions the reason as they forcefully remove her from the bank while under the confused scrutiny of the bank patrons.
Across the country 20 minutes later, Grandma's doorbell rings. She opens the door and to her surprise she's met by two police officers and two men in suits. They inquire who she is and when she tells them, she too is taken into custody.
Ok, let me add more detail this time.
A grandmother on the West coast wants to send her grandson some money for an Eid Gift. She misses him and even though she's not Muslim she wants to celebrate with him his holiday and let him buy himself something he'd like. So she writes the check payable to her daughter and in the place left to write what the check is for she writes her grandson's name: Jihad.
The check is received on the East Coast by her daughter who promptly takes it to the bank to be cashed. She enters the bank in full hijab, all black (veil included) and approaches the teller. All eyes are on her as she begins to speak to the teller. Some looks of pity, some of disgust, some of fear, and some of indifference. The daughter is quite sensitive, she doesn't have a thick skin (it helps that she wears thick clothes). She tries to ignore the unprovoked attention. She explains that she'd like to cash this check. The teller looks at the check. And not to her surprise, because she figured "they" were all terrorists anyway, the check said it was for a "Jihad"!
Now Vikki, the teller, has been with the bank for 5 years. She sees herself as responsible and reliable. As she sees the woman dressed in all black, covered from head to toe, she instantly remembers the TV news program she viewed last night. They spoke of the infiltration of "Al Qaeda Terrorist Cells" right into the backyard of America. As she drove the highway to work this morning she read the billboard that stated: "Report Suspicious Activity". "This is not suspicious. This is outright BLATANT. She's getting funds from across America to ignite a Jihad on US soil!", thinks Vikki. She sees this as her civic duty to report to the proper authorities.
Back to the other side of the country, where the proper authorities have been contacted, Grandma has been arrested for funding the "JIHAD IN AMERICA".


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