Scotland United Against Terrorism
In fact, we were really touched by how the country responded to us doing this. I was on Newsnight Scotland on Monday when I first announced it. Straight away my phone was going and the emails were coming in from people saying they were really glad we were doing it and that they were coming.
The platform was broad, ranging from Strathclyde Police to the Stop the War Coalition. Civic Scotland was well represented, and then calls started coming in from around the globe. This was quite possibly the first time Muslims had organised anything like this anywhere in the world.
The sun came out this afternoon for the 2000 or so people that came along for something I was really proud to be a part of.
Humza Yousaf intro
Assistant Chief Constable John Neilson, Strathclyde Police
Dr Hany Al-Banna, Islamic Relief
Rev Dr Graham Blount, Church of Scotland
Matt Smith, STUC and UNISON
Keir McKechnie, Stop the War Coalition
Osama Saeed, Muslim Council of Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister
Azad Ali, Muslim Council of Britain
Imam Mustaqeem Shah, Al-Furqan Mosque, Glasgow