Threats Made after Glasgow Attack

July 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Scotland's only Muslim MP has said that threats have been made towards members of the Muslim community, following the Glasgow Airport attack.

Mohammad Sarwar told BBC Scotland that he had received calls from people who had been threatened or targeted by abusive graffiti.

Strathclyde Police said there have been a couple of "minor racist incidents".

Two Asian men were arrested after ramming a burning car into the airport's main terminal.

Muslim leaders in Scotland have also held an emergency meeting.

They have expressed concern about community relations.

Mr Sarwar, MP for Glasgow Central, said Imams from every mosque in the country had been invited to attend the meeting, at the Islamic Centre in Glasgow.

"I have spoken to a number of people from the Muslim community and the Asian community who feel very angry," he said.

"They're concerned about a backlash and that's why the emergency meeting has been called."