Alex Salmond was facing fresh allegations of cronyism last night after it emerged that a company to which his Government handed £215,000 of public funds was created with help from his party.
Legal documents establishing the Scottish Islamic Foundation (SIF) as a company were witnessed by a member of the SNP’s staff at the party’s Glasgow head office.
The company is being run by chief executive Osama Saeed, a former researcher for the First Minister, and an SNP member who is fighting to become an SNP MP in the Glasgow Central constituency.
But an executive member of the Glasgow Mosque, Ghulam Rabbani, added to the Muslim voices in Glasgow opposing the funding package last night. “Nobody knows this organisation (SIF] in the Muslim community,” he said. “I think they have got money because he was employed by Alex Salmond.”
Full story at Scotland on Sunday.