Muslims Stand United Against Hate
Muslim Council of Scotland (MCS) is deeply concerned at the statement reportedly issued by Tanveer Ahmed the man accused of the murder of Asad Shah, justifying his actions.
Asad Shah belonged to the Ahmadiyya community and regardless of the theological differences, we echo the statement issued by Muslim Council of Britain. "We affirm the right of Ahmadis to their freedom of belief and reject any attacks on their property or persons. They have the right to live free from discrimination or persecution. The targeting of Ahmadis for their beliefs is totally unacceptable."
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Muslim Council of Scotland Condemnation of Attack in Nice
Muslim Council of Scotland has been shocked by the horrific loss of life in Nice, France last night, targetied against families and young children. The threat posed by groups and individuals seeking to kill and maim people has been taken to a new low with this latest act of carnage carried out in such a brutal and indiscriminate manner.
The Convener of MCS, Dr Javed Gill spoke out against this latest atrocity, "We condemn in the strongest terms the attack in Nice, which was carried out on innocent people."
"Sadly this attack is only the latest in a catalogue of atrocities committed in many cities including Baghdad, Istanbul and Brussels. We must redouble our efforts in working with all in the interests and safety of all communities."
"Our thoughts and prayers remain with all those affected in Nice last night.
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