Muslim girl ‘too scared’ to go out

17/03/2018. John Devlin. GLASGOW.  Holland St, Glasgow.'GLASGOW was brought to a standstill as protesters clashed during an anti-racism rally in the centre of the city.'A ring of steel from police was put up between two groups of protesters, leading to the delays and queues on the busy road.''One group was seen waving Palestinian flags while another had Israeli banners.'A large contingent of police were stationed amongst the protesters and among the crowds gathered about Royal Exchange Square.''The rally had walked through the city centre on Saturday morning, leaving from Holland Street.'Stand up to Racism is a broad coalition comprising many civic organisations, refugee and migrant communities, as well as trade unions, political organisations and individuals. The key criteria are opposition to the rising tide of racism, Islamophobia, Antisemitism and the scapegoating of refugees and migrants.'Stand up to Racism is a broad coalition comprising many civic organisations, refugee and migrant communities, as well
17/03/2018. John Devlin. GLASGOW. Holland St, Glasgow.'GLASGOW was brought to a standstill as protesters clashed during an anti-racism rally in the centre of the city.'A ring of steel from police was put up between two groups of protesters, leading to the delays and queues on the busy road.''One group was seen waving Palestinian flags while another had Israeli banners.'A large contingent of police were stationed amongst the protesters and among the crowds gathered about Royal Exchange Square.''The rally had walked through the city centre on Saturday morning, leaving from Holland Street.'Stand up to Racism is a broad coalition comprising many civic organisations, refugee and migrant communities, as well as trade unions, political organisations and individuals. The key criteria are opposition to the rising tide of racism, Islamophobia, Antisemitism and the scapegoating of refugees and migrants.'Stand up to Racism is a broad coalition comprising many civic organisations, refugee and migrant communities, as well

An East Dunbartonshire schoolgirl was too afraid to leave her home on Tuesday 
because of vile “Punish A 
Muslim Day” campaign.

The 10-year-old youngster’s family contacted local MP Jo 
Swinson in alarm after their daughter told them she did not want to go outside .

The vile phrase was coined in anonymous letters circulated last month that suggested 
people could win “points” for violent acts against Muslims.

Ms Swinson said: “It’s deeply disheartening that a 10 year old girl is afraid to go outside, just because of her faith.

“The impact of rising bigotry in our country is heart-breaking. It’s important that we all send love to Muslim friends and fellow citizens.

“The idea of a ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ is abhorrent.

“Yet in spite of this communities have shown huge strength in their response to such hatred and in their support for one another.

“Now the Scottish and UK Governments must ensure that the people behind such appalling behaviour are tracked down and feel the full force of the law.”

A police investigation has been taking place since the 
letters and online images 
circulated.

Communities came together on Tuesday to condemn the campaign and express
support online for Muslims with counter-hashtag #LoveAMuslimDay trending.

Last month, hundreds of people marched in Glasgow as part of a Stand Up to Racism demonstration.