Glasgow’s Muslim community honours the victims of Paris terrorist attacks

Glasgow's George Square. The French Tricolour at half mast from Glasgow City Chambers.
Glasgow's George Square. The French Tricolour at half mast from Glasgow City Chambers.

One week on from the terrible attacks in Paris, members of the Muslim community of Glasgow will meet in their Scotland headquarters, Baitur Rahman mosque complex, in Glasgow’s west end today (Friday, November 20), for a special remembrance service.

Ahmadiyya Muslims, a community that has also borne the onslaught of numerous terror attacks are sending out a signal of solidarity with victims of terrorists by holding a remembrance service in their honour immediately after Friday Prayers.

Members of the congregation will be joined by political, community, police and religious leaders at the service today from 2-3pm. The congregation are expected to observe a minute’s silence.

Ahmed Owusu-Konadu, External Affairs Secretary Ahmdiyya Muslim Community Scoland explaining the purpose of today’s special Friday service said: “The purpose of this special service is to show how we oppose terror everywhere in the world. Our faith knows no borders.

“It is not just for the east or the west but for all of mankind and our prayers are for all people who strive for peace and stand with them.”

They will have a special service of prayers, brief remarks by key guests as well as a minute’s silence in memory of those who lost their lives.

Abdul G. Abid DL, President Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Scotland, said: “The atrocity in France was a crime against humanity. This Friday we will show our solidarity with communities around Scotland and France and will send a clear message that terrorism will only serve to unite us even more.

“Terror attacks never succeed – they only make us stronger. We are living proof of that fact- as a community we have faced numerous murderous attacks, including massacres in our mosques, but we have never retaliated – instead we are strengthened by our faith and our ethos of Love for All, Hatred for None.”