Letter from Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate sent to the Scotsman and the Herald
Below is a letter from Dr Gordon Macdonald, Scottish Liberal Democrat Candidate for Strathkelvin & Bearsden and West of Scotland Region, sent to the Scotsman and the Herald.
25th Mar 2011
FAO The Editor
As someone who is associated with a church that supported Mary Gardner, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to her family and friends and my profound shock and sadness at the manner of her death in a terrorist attack in Israel. Of course Mary Gardner is not the only Scot to face danger simply by living in Israel. Many Scots have friends and relatives residing in Israel and are concerned every time such attacks occur.
Some of our political leaders have been keen to condemn the state of Israel for its actions against the Palestinians and to encourage the boycott of Israeli goods. Sadly there seems to be less willingness to speak out to criticise those militant Islamists who resort to terrorist activities aimed against the Israeli people. One hopes that those most vocal on these matters might reflect on the need to adopt a more balanced approach in the next Scottish Parliament.
Dr Gordon Macdonald
Scottish Liberal Democrat Candidate for Strathkelvin & Bearsden and West of Scotland Region