03 February 2016

Police probe 'threats' claims at Glasgow Central Mosque

Police are investigating allegations that prominent Muslims at Scotland's largest mosque have been threatened amid an ongoing internal dispute.

Seven members of Glasgow Central Mosque executive committee resigned, saying their efforts to make reforms had been opposed by traditionalists.

They also said they and their families were subjected to threats and abuse.

No-one from the mosque was available for comment. Police said they were looking into the allegations.

The resignations from the executive committee were announced on the mosque's website.

The statement said: "A number of people have been undermining day-to-day operations, meetings and even sabotaging mosque property, alongside threatening physical harm to executive members including their wives and children. [BBC] Read more