A vigil is to be held in Glasgow for the victims of the Christchurch shooting.
Over 50 people lost their lives in an attack on mosques in the New Zealand City.
The Muslim Council of Scotland (MCS) has invited people of all faiths to attend this evening’s vigil.
15 MARCH 2019
Muslim Council of Scotland stands in solidarity with the Victims of the New Zealand Mosques Attack
The Muslim Council of Scotland is deeply saddened by the terrorist attack at two Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. More than 50… https://t.co/tKy6XQ0RUY
— Muslim Council Scot (@MuslimScot) March 15, 2019
In a Facebook post, the MCS wrote: “It is now time for us all to stand together against this hatred and share our support to the victims and injured.”
The vigil will take place on the city’s Buchanan Street steps from 5pm.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern earlier described it as one of her country’s “darkest days”, adding: “What has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.”
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who visited Glasgow Central Mosque this afternoon, said: “Today, at mosques across Scotland and elsewhere, Muslims will attend Friday prayers.
“They are a valued part of our diverse and multicultural society. It is terrorists who commit acts such as who offend our values as a society. We must stand against Islamaphobia and all hate.
“New Zealand may be on the other side of the world but I know that for Muslims here, what has happened will feel very personal and close to home. As we send our love to Christchurch, we must stand united here.”