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Threats made after Glasgow attack
Mohammad Sarwar
Mohammad Sarwar said members of the Muslim community felt angry
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.

We are sick of being defined as a community by terrorism and having to answer for it
Osama Saeed
Muslim Association of Great Britain

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."

The meeting was held to discuss the implications of the attack for the Muslim community in Scotland.

'Senseless attacks'

He described an incident in Lanarkshire where graffiti had been daubed stating: "Kill all Pakis starting with Mohammad Sarwar".

Other high profile Scottish Muslims have also spoken of their anger over the attack.

Osama Saeed, from the Muslim Association of Great Britain, said he was "seething".

"We are sick of being defined as a community by terrorism and having to answer for it," he said.

"No cause, and certainly no Muslim cause, is advanced by these senseless attacks - quite the opposite.

"We wish this had not happened and hope that there is no more."


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