. . . provides a fascinating new perspective. . . Bashir Maan deserves credit for this first ever attempt to follow the story of Scotland and Islam. --Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP, MP
A pioneering study of Scottish-Islam relations which will be of deep interest in today s world. --Professor Tom Devine
About the Author
Bashir Maan is a well-known Muslim. He arrived in Scotland from Pakistan in the early 1950s as a student and quickly became prominent as a spokesman for the growing immigrant group. He entered politics and became the first Muslim city councillor in the UK, when in 1970 he was elected as a member of Glasgow City Council. He has served as a magistrate of the city, as a District Court Judge, as Deputy Chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality, as President of the Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations and as Convenor of Strathclyde Joint Police Board. He allowed his Labour party membership to lapse over the Blair-Bush Iraq invasion.