Muslims are organising a rally in Glasgow on Saturday to demonstrate a united front against terrorism and to quell fears of a backlash against Scotland’s Islamic community.
Mosques and Islamic organisations hope that the event, which will be held on July 7, the second anniversary of the fatal bombings in London, will demonstrate their resolve against terrorism. They are inviting everyone to take part, including faith leaders, churches, trade unionists and others in civic society under the title “Scotland United Against Terror”.
However, Osama Saeed, Scottish spokesman for the Muslim Association of Britain, who is helping to organise the rally, said he feared “rising hostility” against Scotland’s generally well-integrated Muslim community.
See also the Scotsman, 4 July 2007