Scottish Muslims in Numbers Report
Muslim Council of Scotland highly welcomes The Scottish Muslims in Numbers report from the Al Waleed Centre Edinburgh. It is an important piece of work which helps shed light on a number of useful observations which will help better understand some of the underlying issues which can impact certain sections of the Muslim community in Scotland.
Arson Attack on Edinburgh Central Mosque
Muslim Council of Scotland has condemned the arson attack on the Edinburgh Central Mosque. Police have called this a "hate crime" and described an object being thrown at the Mosque in Potterrow at about 02:10 on Sunday, which caused minor fire damage to a door, a small bush in the garden area was also damaged. Fortuntaely nobody was hurt in the attack.
MCS Statement In support of the People of Aleppo
14 December 2016
The Muslim Council of Scotland is deeply concerned at the humanitarian situation unfolding in Aleppo Syria. MCS especially supports the statement issued by Muslim Council of Britain which calls on the international community for urgent action for the remaining besieged residents of Aleppo: http://www.mcb.org.uk/end-aleppo-siege-give-safe-passage-to-its-inhabitants/
Dr Javed Gill convener of MCS has called on Scottish Muslims to also help in this humanitarian catastrophe, "What we are seeing are extremely distressing scenes from Allepo, We are all pained by these images and know the anguish Muslims across the world will be feeling at the suffering of innocent civilians."
I therefore urge everyone to do their best to alleviate this suffering by raising funds and donating to charities who are working tirelessly to get humanitarian relief to the people, we must also remember the people of Syria in our prayers."
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