MCS Condemns Islamophobic grafitti on Glasgow Gurdwara
In light of the recent similar hateful message scrawled on the signage of a Muslim cemetery in East Renfrewshire, Islamophobia is a truly abhorrent act which, as we see, does not just affect Muslims but other minority faith groups too.
Muslim Council of Scotland stands with the Sikh community in condemnation and requests immediate action be taken to end these types of hateful incidents against all minority faiths.
Scotland is a tolerant and inclusive country; these acts should in no way be allowed to tarnish this image.
MCS Attends Parliament meeting on Assisted Sucide (Scotland) Bill
MSPs were provided a briefing about the dangers of the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill. GP and palliative care specialist Professor Scott Murray warned of the potential for abuse, and spoke of the urgent need to make our excellent palliative care available more widely and earlier: it is about living well to the end, and being in control.
MSPs then had a chance to ask questions and raise any concerns of their own, making some excellent points.The conclusion was that assisted suicide is dangerous and unnecessary.
MCS is working with partner groups to provide a strong response to this Bill.
Scottish Muslims begin Ramadhan
First Minister sends best wishes
Mosques across Scotland announced Thursday as the first day of Ramadhan, the month of fasting and prayer.
The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sent her best wishes to all Muslims through a twitter message, including Muslim Council of Scotland within it, and linking to her Ramadhan message.
In her message The First Minister said:
"Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic calendar and is a time for spiritual reflection for Muslims in Scotland and across the world.
"It reminds Muslims to think about those who are less fortunate and the struggles of some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. It focuses on family and charity, and goes right to the heart of the Islamic faith. That selflessness and desire to care for others is an example that we all can all follow.
"I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you for the positive influence the Muslim community has in Scotland and wish everyone celebrating this month, Ramadan Mubarak."
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