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Irf on the Canberra Mosque

By johnboy - 16 May 2007 4

Irfan Yusef has posted some useful thoughts on the recent goings on at the Canberra Mosque:

“It’s little wonder the closest thing you’d find to a Cronulla-style anti-Muslim riot is inside the mosque itself. The argument started some months back when a faction of worshippers decided they didn’t like the imam any more. They decided to tell a Melbourne reporter the imam’s supporters were extremists.

To understand this mentality requires some historical background. A medieval Syrian philosopher, Abul Hasan al-Maarri, made the following remark on the eve of his city being overrun by the Crusaders:

In this world, there are only two types of people: those with lots of intelligence and little religion, and those with little intelligence and plenty of religion.”

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4 Responses to
Irf on the Canberra Mosque
johnboy 7:53 pm 17 May 07

If kurt kennedy rocked up at St Johns in Reid and attempted to take it over a few years later there’s every chance i’d bet him too.

tybreaker 7:50 pm 17 May 07

Sounds like they’re all extremists so half of them were right. They must have been the bright half huh?

jemmy 9:13 am 17 May 07

Ha, I want a Bronwyn Bishop endorsement like his.

Jemmy. New! Improved! No bomb-throwing!

RandomGit 10:28 pm 16 May 07

I love that guy

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