Rennie says Donald Trump should accept invitation from Edinburgh Muslims

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie  today said that US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump should meet Scottish muslims during his forthcoming trip to Scotland. He lands in the UK just before the EU Referendum and the opening of his Turnberry golf course takes place the day after when most of us will have better things to do than pay attention to him.

It’s good, though, that leaders from the Annandale Mosque and Roxburgh Street Mosque and Islamic centre in Edinburgh have invited Mr Trump to visit them while he’s here to learn more about their work in the community.  He might learn something from meeting with them and perhaps stop making such awful comments about banning Muslims from the US.

Willie said:

Donald Trump has spent much of the last year spouting disgusting nonsense about women, Mexicans and others but some of his most ludicrous statements have been about Muslims.

Muslims are our friends, colleagues, family and neighbours. When he insults them in such a grotesque manner he insults us all.

I have been in touch with Muslim community leaders in Edinburgh. He should come and meet some of those he wants to ban from America when he visits Scotland later this month. He can see first hand the work that they are doing to help marginalised groups like the homeless and then try to justify his outlandish claims.

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  • Martin Land 8th Jun '16 - 1:38pm

    What have Scottish Muslims done to deserve having to meet Donald Trump?

  • Just in passing……… fifty members of a Muslim Charity in Blackburn spent time in Appleby during last December’s severe flooding distributing hot food and supplies – similarly 30 members of an East London muslim charity spent Christmas distributing supplies and Christmas gifts to children in Kendal in Tim’s constituency. I didn’t notice Trump there.

    Incidentally, also in a spirit of reconciliation, isn’t it about time the Scottish Lib Dems made peace with Councillor Martin Ford, expelled from the party for opposing the Trump Golf Course in 2008 ?

  • This is great PR for Willie Rennie and the party. More of this please!

  • @martin land: I know what you mean but they invited him, which I think says a lot of good things about them.

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