The Jewish Community of Scotland shares the concerns of the Muslim community about the recently released film, "Innocence of Muslims". The clear purpose of this hoax was to stir up racial and religious hatred, and we therefore unequivocally deplore it, as we do any attempt to cause inter-communal tension.
We unreservedly dissociate ourselves from this message of hate, and express our solidarity with those who are the target of the warped views of whoever is responsible. Such provocations can only fuel distrust between communities and contribute to the conditions in which extremism of all types will thrive, and as ever it is the innocent majority who will suffer.
We have consistently declared our belief in a Scotland of many cultures, faiths, and traditions, and we reiterate our wholehearted support for all measures designed to marginalise and eliminate sectarianism and religious and ethnic hatred from our society.