By: Timothy Whiteman
And I’ll be in Makkah afore ye…
One would have to ask a MacDonald or a Stewart or a MacPhail or a Campbell how they felt about this.
This would be due to what many would argue that only a true Scotsman’s opinion would count in this particular situation.
According to Glaswegian Dr. Azeem Ibrahim, he contacted both Islamic experts and Scottish tartan designers to come up with his first ever melding of the two cultures.
The tartan consists of the following:
- Blue for the Saltire (the Cross of St. Andrew, the traditional symbol of Scotland).
- Green for the color of Islam.
- White lines for the five pillars of Islam.
- Six gold lines for the articles of faith.
- A black square pattern representing the Kaa’ba (the holiest shrine in Islam. Considered to be “the navel of the world” in which the entire universe rotates.)
It’s actually made up of “Whole Cloth”
And in Indonesia they persecute Ahmadiyah Muslims for “plagiarizing Islam”