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The Scottish Government recently published a report on SQA attainment and school leaver qualifications in Scotland. The headline was that ethnic minorities, specifically Asians, were doing better than the national average.

Delving into the figures however, the familiar pattern of the last few years emerged. The figures show that the average tariff scores for Pakistanis and Bengalis read 174 & 182 respectively, whereas the Indians and Chinese reached 198 and 219.

Young Indians and Chinese were indeed doing very well, leaving Pakistanis and Bangladeshis trailing in their wake. For Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, read Muslims.

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Kabana Restaurant, Glasgow played host to the Question Time with the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband yesterday when the Cabinet met in the city for the first time ever. Organised by the Youth Community Support Agency (YCSA), the event provided a rare opportunity for young Scottish Muslims to put their views and questions to the Minister on matters relating to the UK Government’s foreign policy.

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muslimleaderdevelopement1The weekend past saw Muslim youth workers from across Scotland coming together in Auchengillan for our ‘Muslim Leadership Development Programme’.  There were a number of interesting discussions on developing an effective national strategy, confidence building activities and a whole load of yummy food (cooked by males throughout the weekend).

Responding to the call and taking part were representatives of FOSIS, Young Muslims, Scotland-wide ISocs, Active Life Club, YYI, CEPA, Islamic Relief, MAB Youth and MCB Youth (sorry if I missed anyone out). The event was unique because it brought together individuals, organisations and scholars from across Scotland that are engaged on grass roots level with Muslim young people. It was interesting to share thoughts and exchange ideas with a wide range of people. I met some really amazing people and hope to do a lot of work with them in the future.

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Young Scottish Muslim Awards

05427424900SIF were one of the sponsors of the YSM Awards which took place last night.

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