Cemetery plans opposed

Plans to create a 31-acre Muslim cemetery on land surrounding the conservation village of Carmunnock in Scotland have been opposed by locals. Villagers have launched a campaign to stop green belt land around the area being used for the new cemetery. Glasgow Central Mosque insists the new site would be kept as a green area with just one or two funerals a week. {Article continues [here.}->http://themuslimweekly.com/fullstoryview.aspx?NewsID=FF62AF54E1735233A0451EE6&MENUID=HOMENEWS&DESCRIPTION=UK%20News

Islam Misunderstood, Says Minister

Islam is often “misunderstood, misinterpreted and misrepresented”, according to Communities Minister Malcolm Chisholm. At the launch of Islam Awareness Week in Glasgow Central Mosque, he reiterated the Scottish Executive’s belief in religious diversity. Mr Chisholm said anti-Islamic comments or abuse would not be tolerated. During the speech, he revealed that First Minister Jack McConnell hoped to meet imams across Scotland.