40-year-old Asad Shah, a Muslim shopkeeper from the Scottish Glasgow, was Maundy Thursday stabbed to death by up to 30 stabs with a kitchen knife in her own shop.
Hours before the brutal killing of the trader, who was a very popular man in his locality, he wished happy Easter on his facebook profile.
Happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation’, sounded Asad Shah’s message on Facebook.
His killer allegedly traveled all the way from his home in Bradford to Asad Shah’s business in Glasgow – a journey of about 320 kilometers – to carry out its brutal act. Police are now working from a theory that there was a religious motive behind the murder of the popular store owner.
Following is a fundraising page set up to raise money for Asad Shah’s bereaved family. In only two days are the donations overthrown in, so there are now collected more than 50,000 British pounds – equivalent to almost half a million Danish kroner.
Asad Shah was allegedly a member of the Ahmadi community who advocate for peace and tolerance. In Pakistan there have been some examples of that community members have been persecuted by orthodox Islamic sects, and now it is feared that the murder of Asad Shah represents the first anti-Ahmadi killings in Britain.
Scottish police after the murder arrested a 32-year-old Muslim man.