We all need to seriously challenge elements of the media who too openly give platforms to those who peddle Islamaphobic hatred. This is now seen by too many as acceptable. Replace the word "Islam" with "Muslims" as that's what the likes of Douglas Murray mean and it's hardly a surprise attacks against Muslims take place.
Scottish Government and Police Scotland working closely to provide reassurances to our communities - Scotland's 84 Mosques will have an increased armed Police presence around them. There has been no direct threat to any Mosque in Scotland, however, Police Scotland want to give confidence to our Muslim communinity that their fears and concerns are being listened to and acted upon.
Utterly horrific attack outside Finsbury Park Mosque. Unfortunately, this type of attack is what many Muslims fear every time we step in to a Mosque. Right that the Police are treating this as a suspected terror attack.
Thoughts and prayers with rhose affected and with the wider community.
Pleasure introducing historic Islands Bill while visiting communities in Mull and Iona. This is the first time an Islands Bill has ever been introduced to Parliament. The legislation will deliver real tangible results for our Island communities the length and breadth of Scotland.
Get out and vote folks! The SNP are being challenged by the Tories up here in Scotland who feel they are getting a surge of support - a vote for anyone else, including Labour, is a wasted vote and will let the Tories in through the back door.
Let's send a strong contingent of SNP MPs to Westminster to stand up to the Tories and stand up for Scotland!
With the resumption of the campaign let's turn out in numbers tomorrow and get Chris reelected. He's been a great representative for Glasgow South West let's ensure he gets back in with a stonking big majority - join us tomorrow, details below:
Ramadan Mubarak to all my fellow Muslims who will be fasting especially those in the Northern Hemisphere...may the odds always be in your favour...! I hope the final munchy box for the month was worth it!
An observation - When President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump went to Saudi Arabia there was a lot of commentators making a big issue about Melania's decision not to cover her head - even though there would have been no expectation on her to do so. The same commentators seem to be silent on Melania and Ivanka Trump's decision to cover their head when meeting the Pope...????
Well done to Glasgow City Council for speeding things up and getting vile Islamaphobic graffiti removed from Central Mosque today. I see other Mosques across the UK have been targetted too. What gives me hope is that the voices of good and hope always outnumber those who want to cause hatred and divide
Great to also see Human Appeal and a number of Muslim Charities come together to start fundraising for those affected by the attacks in Manchester. Showing the true nature of the Islamic faith to help our brothers and sisters - regardless of race, religion or creed - in their time of need. Well done to all for their heroic and heartwarming good deeds.
It was Dr Martin Luther King who famously talked about only love being able to defeat hatred - so heartwarming to see all sections of society come to each other's aid and comfort in difficult times. #MuslimsForManchester is just one great example - I'll be writing to every Mosque in Scotland suggesting that they donate a percentage of any Ramadan collection they do for charity (sadaqa) to this... View details ⇨
I love this - our victorious SNP Councillors ready to take control of the City Chambers. A special congrats to my SNP colleagues elected to Greater Pollok, Cardonald and Govan - I look forward to working closely with you these next few years.
Labour Cllr Alistair Watson in a secret recording allegedly trying to use his position in the Council to unduly influence a local organisation by means of Council funding - as reported by today's Sunday Herald. This is the a v serious accusation of corruption at the heart of Labour controlled Glasgow City Council. Labour must suspend Cllr Watson and carry out an immediate investigation