The murder of Asad Shah was a despicable crime. The Muslim Council of Scotland makes it clear that nobody has the right to take the law into their own hands and nothing justifies that.
Scotland as a society needs to work in partnership to challenge and defeat all forms of hatred and intolerance and the Muslim Council of Scotland will ensure it works with all communities to achieve this.
Muslim Council of Scotland has been deeply saddened by the callous and brutal murder of Father Jacques Hamel during morning Mass in his church in Normandy onTuesday 26th July.
Although we have become almost accustomed to the horrendous indiscriminateactions of Daesh, this latest killing has proved once again there is no limit to how lowthis group will stoop to illustrate its brutality. Continued
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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