Comment on the New Zealand mosque shootings.
Anas Sarwar MSP, chair of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Tackling Islamophobia, said:
“This was a devastating and despicable attack.
“Today, as millions of Muslims attend Friday Prayers across the world, thoughts are with all the victims, their families and friends, and all those hurting.
“Prejudice is on the rise across the world, creating a toxic ‘us versus them’ environment that sows the seeds of hate.
“This terrorist attack is designed to divide our communities, but an attack on one is an attack on all.
“In the aftermath of this distressing tragedy, we must unite and work together to confront hatred. This is not a fight for one individual community; it’s a fight for all of us.”