Hamza Yusuf said he was “disgusted” after footage of what appeared to be “anti-Irish racism” surfaced in Glasgow City Center yesterday.
A mob was seen mocking the Irish famine as it made its way along Argyle Street and Jamaica Street before the Old Firm Derby clash in Abercrombie.
Referring to the devastation of the 19th century that killed more than a million people, the song urges the Irish to “go home” and claim to have brought “trouble and shame”. Scotland.
Health. Secretary Yousuf last night condemned the photos and called on the police to take action.
Mr Youssef said: “For those who are racist in our Irish community, they are told to go home – Scotland is their home.
“Once again, I’m tired of seeing anti-Irish racism in its ugly head. Solidarity with our Irish community.
“I’m sure the police will hold Scott responsible.”
Glasgow MSP Patrick Harvey also wrote on the footage, “Pictures of a mob singing anti-Irish racist songs as they march with police to Glasgow should be shocking but shamefully very familiar to everyone. Are
“At the very least, we need an assurance that every identity person in this crowd will face charges.”
Rangers Defender Philip Helander won the derby 1-0 yesterday after heading home to Berna Barasic’s corner.
But questions have been asked about why police allow a mob to march through the city with “hate speech” slogans.
Lawyer Amir Anwar said: “Why is Police Scotland once again facilitating the Irish anti-racist march, no arrests or arrests? If they were to replace the Irish with Pakistani / Muslim police, why not now?”
Fans were also scolded by anti-sectarian charity Neil Baimouth.
Charity director David Scott told Scottish Sun: “There’s no celebration of football or identity, just ugly, bigoted hatred.
This kind of rubbish should no longer be welcomed in the 21st century because another prayer is abusing Gan Kumara or Morons who are doing the same with Kyogo Farhoshi.
“It’s gutter language.”
A Scotland Police spokesman said: “We were introduced to sectarian singing by a group of people in the Jamaica Street area of Glasgow on Sunday, August 29. The incident is under investigation.”