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Canberra has a new Iman Imam

By 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
Meconium 1:46 pm 16 Feb 07

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

Absent Diane 10:38 am 16 Feb 07

the anger surrounds me like drunken custard.

Al 9:35 am 16 Feb 07

El: AD is male, but misses Diane…

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 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 8:52 pm 15 Feb 07

‘hence why’ is my little grammar gripe.

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 6:48 pm 15 Feb 07

The cat did it?

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

el 6:03 pm 15 Feb 07

There their, Diane…don’t be angry…


Absent Diane 3:31 pm 15 Feb 07

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

astrojax 3:04 pm 15 Feb 07

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

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 11:35 am 15 Feb 07

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

The cat did it 11:06 am 15 Feb 07

Re the issue about a Saudi diplomat giving the previous Imam $35k for mosque repairs- which the Imam refused to release: one might ask where the money is now, and when will it be made available to the Canberra Islamic Society …

Hasdrubahl 10:16 am 15 Feb 07

An “iman” is the bloke from Mac who fixes computers. He also enjoys ipods, imovies and itunes.
An Imam is a Muslim community leader.

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