Asad Shah Was Murdered For ‘Disrespecting’ Islam, His Muslim Killer Says

Asad Shah
A Sunni Muslim taxi-driver has admitted killing an Ahmadi Muslim shopkeeper outside his shop in Glasgow because he felt he had disrespected “the Koran, the Prophet Muhammad, Allah, and Faith”. Asad Shah, 40, moved from Pakistan to Glasgow with his family in 1991 to escape the persecution suffered by Ahmadi Muslims in that country. But on March 24th, shortly after posting a video on YouTube wishing his Christian customers a happy Easter, Mr. Shah was fatally stabbed and beaten – because of his Ahmadi faith. Appearing at the High Court in Glasgow, Tanveer Ahmed, 32, a Sunni Muslim from Bradford in West Yorkshire, admitted to the murder of Mr. Shah, The Telegraph has reported. In a statement read out in court, Mr. Ahmed said that he had carried out the murder as Mr. Shah had “disrespected the prophet of Islam, the messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.” He added: “If I had not done this others would have and there would be more killings and violence in the world. “I wish to make it clear that the incident was nothing at all to do with Christianity or any other religious beliefs. Even although I am a follower of