Muslim shopkeeper murdered in Scotland


Asad Shah

From daily The Independent in Britain:

Man arrested over ‘religiously prejudiced’ murder of Muslim shopkeeper

Police say they are treating the death of Asad Shah as ‘religiously prejudiced‘ after he was savagely killed

Lewis Smith

25 March 2016

A devout Muslim shopkeeper was savagely killed in the street shortly after posting an Easter message “to my beloved Christian nation”.

Asad Shah, 40, died from injuries sustained in the attack on Thursday night in which his killers are believed to have stabbed him and stamped on his head. Medics tried to save him but he died in hospital.

Police Scotland, who have arrested a man in connection with the attack, said they were treating the death as “religiously prejudiced”.

An eyewitness said two men had set upon the shopkeeper and said: “One was stamping on his head. There was a pool of blood on the ground. ”

Floral tributes were placed outside Mr Shah’s shop, a newsagent and convenience store close to where he was attacked in Shawlands, Glasgow, as residents left messages of sympathy.

A few hours before he was killed, Mr Shah wrote on Facebook: “Good Friday and a very Happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation… Let’s follow the real footstep of beloved holy Jesus Christ (PBUH) [peace be upon him], and get the real success in both worlds xxxx.”

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

‘Wonderful’shopkeeper stabbed to death

Saturday 26th March 2016

POLICE confirmed yesterday that a much-loved Glasgow shopkeeper died following a horrific attack in the city’s Southside.

Forty-year-old Asad Shah was brutally stabbed and beaten outside his newsagents’ in Shawlands on Thursday night.

The victim was found with serious injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where he later died from his wounds.

A second man is believed to be injured but no details have been released.

Local people have been arriving at the scene since the incident to speak to the police as well as lay flowers and messages.

Resident Isabella Graham said Mr Shah was “an amazing, wonderful man.”

She added: “He wouldn’t hurt anybody. Nobody in Shawlands would have a bad word to say about him.

“I can’t believe he’s gone.”

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Officers are currently pursuing a positive line of inquiry in connection with the death.”

The Sun has been ordered to admit a controversial story that said one in five British Muslims had sympathy for Isis was “significantly misleading”: here.

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