SNP urged to drop ‘sectarian and divisive’ Muslim candidate

The Times takes up the witch-hunt against Osama Saeed initiated by the Quilliam Foundation.

An SNP spokesman is quoted as saying: “This disgraceful attack is untrue from start to finish, and shows that the politics of smear is not confined to websites. The Quilliam Foundation has zero credibility … this smear must be seen for what it is. We have strong community relations in Scotland, and when we are all working to build unity, the very last thing we need is people with no knowledge of Scotland spreading nastiness and smears.”