It's a tie as mosque members visit shul

By Adam Henderson, June 19, 2014

Furthering the link between Glasgow Central Mosque and the city's Jewish community, mosque members visited Giffnock Synagogue on Sunday for a tour and discussions on future co-operation.

Glasgow Jewish Representative Council president Paul Morron said: "There are so many areas in which we can work together and I hope to explore these further. We need to add mutual understanding to strengthen our relationship but I feel our bonds are already strong.

"Our co-operation is a lesson for other communities and this is particularly important considering how many extremist right-wing parties have been elected across Europe recently."

Discussions focused on issues such as welfare, education and politics. The plan is that people from both groups will work together on matters of mutual interest.

Mosque vice-president Mohammed Kauser noted: "We have nobody who speaks for us. We need to take the examples of the Jewish representative council, Jewish school and Jewish care organisations to our own community. Our Jewish brothers have led the way for us and we can hopefully follow in their footsteps."

Last updated: 1:54pm, June 19 2014