Scotland: Provost of cathedral where Qur’an was read denounces “appeasement” of “those who are Islamophobic”
From Jihad Watch:
The head of the Scottish Episcopal Church says the Church is “deeply distressed” at the offence caused by the reading of a passage from the Koran in a Glasgow cathedral.
The comments of the Church Primus, the Most Rev David Chillingworth, follow criticism that Islamic verses were read during an Epiphany service.
In his blog, he also condemned the abuse received by St Mary’s Cathedral.
The cathedral’s provost, the Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth, said the reading was aimed at promoting understanding between the two faiths. In his sermon on Sunday, he told the congregation there had been a “storm of abuse” from “10,000 Christian voices” over the incident.
He said he “cannot believe that moderate churches in the West should follow a policy of appeasement towards those who are Islamophobic and particularly not towards the recently invigorated far-right media.”.