PARIS ATTACKS: HARVIE SAYS BACKLASH TERRORISTS SEEK MUST BE DENIED
Mr Harvie, Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, said:
"Every one of us has been shocked by the news from Paris and we extend our solidarity with Paris and Parisians. The 129 deaths add to a gruesome tally of the atrocities committed in the name of ISIS.
"These attacks are designed to provoke a backlash, to provoke the mindless reaction we’ve seen in parts of Scotland, to drive more disaffected and angry young people, who experience anti-Islamic prejudice every day, into the arms of the terrorists. We must deny them the backlash they seek.
"Liberty, equality, fraternity – these are values which should be at the heart of European society and they are under direct attack. As we prepare to welcome those who have been forced to flee this violence, and in memory of those who have been lost in the attacks in Paris, we must live by those values as never before."