Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today said that US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump should meet Scottish muslims during his forthcoming trip to Scotland.
Mr Rennie’s comments come as leaders from the Annandale Mosque and Roxburgh Street Mosque and Islamic centre in Edinburgh invited Mr Trump to visit them later this month to learn more about their work in the community. This follows a series of inflammatory comments from Mr Trump in recent months regarding Islam.
Commenting, Mr Rennie 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."