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One-Minute Silence for Victims

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon chose Glasgow Central Mosque as the place to observe the one-minute silence as has been observed throughout Europe today in response to the horrific attacks that occurred in Paris last week.She was accompanied by Minister for Europe and International Development Humza Yousaf and Justice Secretary Michael Matheson. The First Minister and her colleagues stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the Muslim community of Glasgow to demonstrate that these attacks and those in Beirut last week have nothing to do with Muslims nor Islam. The Minister sat with the mosque management and members of the wider Muslim community, during which she expressed her support for the Muslim community during these dark times and clearly stated that any hate crimes committed as "revenge", and in fact at any time, will be shown zero tolerance by Police Scotland. 

General Secretary Nabeel Shaikh said "The First Minister has sent a clear message to the world. We will not tolerate any injustices in Paris, Beirut or anywhere else where innocent people are affected. Scotland is a diverse, strong and wonderful community and the First Minister has sent a message to the world that she is a leader of the people. We are proud of her and proud of being Scottish".

Watch the STV video interview of FM Nicola Sturgeon and read the article on the First Minister's website. Various images of the event are available on news websites such as the Scotsman, BBC and The Sun.