JUST three months after it was formed, the Scottish-Islamic Foundation was awarded £215,000 by the SNP government, even though it hadn’t actually submitted all the necessary paperwork, according to today’s Scotland on Sunday.
SIF was founded, and is led, by SNP candidate Osama Saeed, who is also a former employee of First Minister Alex Salmond.
The report goes on:
“Along with Saeed, the SIF is being run by several other SNP figures, including SNP researcher Humza Yousaf, MSP Bashir Ahmed and former SNP researcher Noman Tahir. The board also contains members of Saeed’s family.”
In the meantime, Labour MSP Johann Lamont has asked a number of pertinent parliamentary questions about the “arrangement”.