Canberra has a new Iman Imam

johnboy 15 February 2007 22

The ABC informs us that Canberra has a new Iman Imam, Yasar Atay, as they try to distance themselves from the Government of Saudi Arabia.

Society president Sabre Poskovic says the appointment of a new, full-time imam, Yasar Atay, will help the city’s Muslim community be more independent.

“We don’t need any help from any embassy, especially from Saudi Arabia in employing imams, some imams and we don’t need that

Good for them.

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22 Responses to Canberra has a new Iman Imam
Snarky Snarky 9:17 pm 16 Feb 07

D’oh! This thing eat tags! That should be

[laughs] Hasdrubahl wins!

Snarky Snarky 9:16 pm 16 Feb 07

Hasdrubahl wins!

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 8:57 pm 16 Feb 07

And even I know you should be spelling your name “Snarkie”.

Snarky Snarky 6:31 pm 16 Feb 07

I’m going to hate myself for doing this, but…

“plebeians” is what you’re thinking of here.

terubo terubo 5:34 pm 16 Feb 07

Not a neanderthal for nothing.
It’s “despondent”, and “plebeans”….

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 4:51 pm 16 Feb 07

Interesting… A post on the appointment of a religious leader has turned into a grammatical debate.
But I may add to the growing litany of disgust at the widespread abuse of the Queens English.
I forget who said it but someone once remarked, to an American I believe: “Has any one phoned the Queen and told her what you have done to her language.”

My gripes, not so much grammatical:
Pacific instead of specific, youse instead of you, I seen instead of I saw, pronouncing words that end in ‘ing’ as ‘ink’. The list does go on; but I grow despondant at the thought of all the semi-literate plebeains out there making a mockery of our most mellifluous language.

Meconium Meconium 2:30 pm 16 Feb 07

One other thing that I bet you hate as well AD: when people say “quite” when they mean “quiet”… omfg retards!

Meconium Meconium 1:46 pm 16 Feb 07

i’m with you AD – those kinds of grammatical mistakes make me loose my temper

Absent Diane Absent Diane 10:38 am 16 Feb 07

the anger surrounds me like drunken custard.

Al Al 9:35 am 16 Feb 07

El: AD is male, but misses Diane…

Al Al 9:34 am 16 Feb 07

The new imam was interviewed on 666 this morning.
37 years old, reasonable grasp of English, and came across as well-intentioned and with a plan for healing a split inlocal Islamic community. Generally a pretty good first interview.

Seepi: heard “scenario-ise” used on Radio National this morning when talking about Iraq solutions (or lack thereof…)

Aeek Aeek 10:37 pm 15 Feb 07

5 million of Saudi money unaccounted for?
That’s frightening if you believe that its the Wadists who are behind Al Q.

seepi seepi 8:52 pm 15 Feb 07

‘hence why’ is my little grammar gripe.

emd emd 8:22 pm 15 Feb 07

Isn’t the Yarralumla mosque supposed to be one of the oldest in Australia? If so, pretty cool that it’s in Canberra. Makes a nice change from Sydney and Melbourne having all the historically significant religious buildings.

Ari Ari 6:48 pm 15 Feb 07

The cat did it?

Apparently uncovered meat attracts cats … or so I’ve heard.

el el 6:03 pm 15 Feb 07

There their, Diane…don’t be angry…


Absent Diane Absent Diane 3:31 pm 15 Feb 07

the one that annoys me is people using loose instead of lose… grrr anger5000

astrojax astrojax 3:04 pm 15 Feb 07

its terrible, innit, al? yore sew rite; there impacting everywhere!! ; )

Al Al 3:01 pm 15 Feb 07

Grammar pedant to the fore, but I’m getting amazed at the number of people incorrectly using ‘your’ these days. It’s ‘you’re’, as in short for ‘you are’.
>>off soapbox

S4anta S4anta 11:35 am 15 Feb 07

careful cat your beginning to make sense. That tends to confuse religious types.

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