Later this month, Donald Trump is planning a trip to Scotland where he owns three golf courses, and so Scottish Muslims thought it was the perfect opportunity for Trump to visit their mosques and learn about the faith. Edinburgh Central Mosque Imam Yayha Barry told Reuters that accepting the invitation would show that he was “not so extreme.” In a joint statement Hafiz Ghafoor of Annandale Mosque and Munawar Hussain of Roxburgh St Mosque said: “We would welcome the opportunity to show him the work that we are doing in the community in Edinburgh when he comes to Scotland.”
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said, “Muslims are our friends, colleagues, family and neighbors. When [Trump] insults them in such a grotesque manner he insults us all.”
According to the latest census, approximately 77,000 Scots are Muslims, or 1.4 percent of the population.
A spokesperson for the Trump Organization did not respond to a request by Reuters for comment.