Scotland: Muslim leaders offer to guard synagogue

Muslim leaders have offered to help guard a Scottish synagogue after it was vandalized in an alleged anti-Semitic attack. The Scottish Islamic Foundation chairperson Ken Imrie wrote a letter to the Rabi of the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation, to voice the group’s revulsion and horror of the attack. “We trust you have adequate security arrangements in place, in line with places of worship across the country. If not, such is our strength of feeling on this matter, we would wish to physically guard the synagogue ourselves,” he added in the letter.

Mosque leaders offered to provide security at the synagogue in a show of strength between the two religious communities, in a bid to prevent further unrest. Two men have been charged in the incident, and have been charged of malicious mischief aggravated by religious prejudice.

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