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Anniversary of Gaza bombings coincides with day Moses freed the Jews

Scots Muslims and Jews will come together this week in a show of unity to mark one year on since the Israeli bombardment of Gaza.

The 22-day bombing campaign named Operation Cast Lead which killed 1,400 Palestinians began on Dec 27th which this year coincides with the day of Ashura, when Muslims believe that Moses delivered the Israelites from Pharaoh in the famous incident when the sea parted.

Muslims normally mark the day by refraining from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset, and will be joined by members of the Jewish community in the act this year to draw attention to the situation in Gaza.

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Today’s Sunday Herald carried a piece about our plan to hold events in the Middle East next year aimed at promoting Scotland.

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Every child in the US does 40hours community service before graduating high school! Why on Earth do they do that?

What did they do wrong?

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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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Gaza vigil speech

mini-dsc02548My speech at Sunday’s Gaza vigil:

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Situation in Gaza

gaza68-300x2061Gordon Brown has without doubt brought shame on this country after his pitiably feeble response to the bombardment of the Gaza strip.

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