Police are investigating death threats made against Glasgow solicitor and human rights activist Aamer Anwar, following a dispute within the city's Muslim community.

The threats were received after Mr Anwar chaired an event at Glasgow Central Mosque to condemn violence and extremism, following the murder of shopkeeper Asad Shah and the terrorist attacks in Belgium and Pakistan. Police have been treating the attack on Mr Shah as religiously motivated and Mr Anwar said he was taking the threats extremely seriously.

Mr Anwar welcomed a public gesture of reconciliation at Friday prayers from the imam, with whom he had had disagreements, but alleged in the Herald today that a small minority within the community had set out to create a "climate of fear".