Here we go again, another county agency with bad book keeping?

I have often felt that the Multi-cultural center would be better served with multiple directors that were volunteers representing the different ethnic groups in Sioux Falls, but hey, what do I know, I am just a white bread. I have also been suspicious of Mr. Qadir ‘Show up to city meetings and kiss ass’ Aware. I won’t make any accusations, but after what happened at the fairgrounds, one wonders;

His absence comes at a time when as many as three of the center’s dozen or so board members have resigned, and as the nonprofit undergoes a planned audit and assessment of its ongoing performance in celebrating and assisting the refugee, immigrant and other minority groups in the community.


#1 Scott on 03.21.10 at 8:45 pm

Not my favorite person either.

#2 l3wis on 03.22.10 at 3:36 am

I loved it when he showed up to a council meeting and thanked the council for cleaning up the “Drugs and Sex” at Falls Park.

#3 Hammerhead on 03.22.10 at 4:15 am

It’s about time they checked into this organization. I know that there have been some suspicions for a while and at least they are looking at them now.

#4 l3wis on 03.22.10 at 4:41 am

Maybe Qadir was used to how Iraqis spend American’s tax dollars in Iraq; Throw it into a large burn barrel, cover with gasoline and light match.

#5 Scott on 03.22.10 at 6:29 am

He sure was always ready when KELO called for his expert opinions on all things Middle Eastern.

#6 l3wis on 03.22.10 at 6:44 am

Yeah, I found the ‘not responding to calls’ interesting. I’ll be curious to see how this pans out. While I am not a fan of Quen Be De Knudson, I found her comments troubling . . . well, I find all of her comments, troubling.

#7 John2 on 03.22.10 at 12:06 pm

Here we go again with yet another example of republican commissioners running government like a business – a bankrupt business.
What part of, “trust but verify” don’t they get? Are they trying to save a couple nickles on audits – or did they rig that game, too?

#8 redhatterb on 03.22.10 at 6:28 pm

I, too, have my opinion of Aware.

#9 l3wis on 03.22.10 at 9:28 pm

Oh, we could probably fill a whole blog about that guy. But let’s just hold off on our comments until we hear the whole story, I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, for now.

#10 Costner on 03.23.10 at 9:50 am

I’ve met him a few times – my perception was that his desire to bring various cultures and ethnic groups together was sincere.

Not that sincerety can make up for poor judgement in other areas by any means. It will be interesting to see how this pans out.

#11 Sy on 03.23.10 at 2:41 pm


” But let’s just hold off on our comments until we hear the whole story,”

Okay who the phuc are you and what have you done with the real Detroit L3wis?

Next time you see Porter Williams (who got to work side by side with QA on the MCC) ask him how inclusive and open the process has been.

#12 l3wis on 03.23.10 at 3:20 pm

Sy- My head is spinning, you bring up another controversial figure in our community. Oh, boy, where to begin?

“Okay who the phuc are you and what have you done with the real Detroit L3wis?”

I’m just saying, that sometimes we (I) let my emotions known too freely, and I have my ‘suspicians’ about Mr. QA, but I think he deserves a fair hearing in the court of Public Opinion, because he has been somewhat passsionate about immigrants. I also think the Multi-cultural center is an asset to our community. We need it. I would just hate to see the place get a bad name because of the mistakes of one man.