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– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 3rd September 2008.

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Question S3W-15009

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of all meetings between cabinet ministers and the Scottish Islamic Foundation since May 2007, including the location and those (a) present and (b) observing.

Photo of Fergus Ewing Fergus Ewing Scottish National Party

The Scottish Islamic Foundation was constituted in January 2008 and formally launched in June 2008. Since January 2008 Cabinet Secretaries and ministers have met the Scottish Islamic Foundation on the following occasions:

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Date Location In Attendance
17-01-08 Scottish Parliament Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture
Osama Saeed, Scottish Islamic Foundation.
Humza Yousaf, Scottish Islamic Foundation
Mohammed Sawalha, IslamExpo
Ismail Patel, IslamExpo
Anas Altikriti, IslamExpo
Officials from the Scottish Government.
30-01-08 Scottish Parliament First Minister
Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture
Osama Saeed, Scottish Islamic Foundation.
Humza Yousaf, Scottish Islamic Foundation.
Officials from the Scottish Government.
26-6-08 Dynamic EarthThis was the launch event for the Scottish Islamic Foundation. The Scottish Government does not hold an extensive guest list for this event but speeches were made by:The First MinisterAnnabel Goldie, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.Nichol Stephen, Liberal Democratic Party.Pauline MacNeill, Scottish Labour Party.His Eminence Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien.Rami Ousta, BEMISOsama Saeed, Scottish Islamic Foundation
22-07-08 Al Furqan Masjid Mosque & Islamic Centre Cabinet Secretary for Justice
Allan Burnett, Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland
Alan Miller Scottish Human Rights Commission
Amar Shakoor Strathclyde Police Muslim Association
Bashir Maan, President, Glasgow Central Mosque.
Humza Yousaf Scottish Islamic Foundation
Officials from the Scottish Government.

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