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Glasgow & Fife Councils fly Palestinian flag
Muslims across Scotland have welcomed the decisions by both Glasgow City Council and Fife Council to fly the Palestinian flag in support of thoese injured as a result of Israeli attacks on Gaza. MCS sent letters to both councils supporting their decisions. The Dr Javed Gill, Convener of MCS termed these acts as "highly symbolic" and in keeping with the "historical support shown by the people of Scotland to innocent people in all conflict zones.".
The Imams commitee representing mosques across Glasgow have similarly recognised the support of their City Council, Imam Syed Tufail Shah personally handed in their letter of support to the Glasgow City Chambers.
MCS Eid Dinner concludes Ramadhan Open Doors Project
Muslim Council of Scotland joined with Al Furqan Mosque Glasgow to host an Eid celebration dinner, to conclude the Ramadhan Open Doors Tour.
The dinner was attened by leaders of almost all political parties including, Johann Lamont of Scottish Labour, Willie Rennie of Scottish Lib Dems and Ruth Davidson of Scottish Conservatives, alongside Humza Yusuf, Scottish Minsiter for Extrenal Affairs.
All of them spoke on contributions made by Scottish Muslims, as well as the values of Ramadhan and celebration of Eid.
Also attending was Rt Rev John Chalmers Moderator of the Church of Scotland and Maureen Seir of Interfaith Scotland, as well as many senior figures from all the Armed Forces.
Prior to the dinner, Al Furqan mosque hosted the Celtic Cresent Exhibition, which highlights the history of Muslims in Scotland.
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