Monday, 18 June 2007
Sheik Fehmi Naji el-Imam
I take this opportunity to congratulate Sheik Fehmi Naji el-Imam on his appointment by the National Imams Council earlier this month to Mufti of Australia. Sheik Fehmi is a constituent of the electorate of Scullin. I forgive him that he is a Carlton supporter, like the parliamentary secretary at the table, Mr Anthony Smith. I am not sure whether or not Sheik Fehmi took his family along to watch the member for Casey in the little league. Sheik Fehmi is simply a good bloke. He is somebody who anybody in this chamber would be proud to say is a constituent of their electorate. I wish him well in his new role. I know that he is the face of the Muslim community that we really need to see.