easter murder

Outrageous. This family has suffered enough.

Via Telegraph:

The family of a popular Muslim shopkeeper who was murdered after posting an online Easter message to “my beloved Christian nation” has disclosed they fear for their lives following the brutal attack.

Asad Shah’s wife and siblings said they had been left “heartbroken” by the killing and they had been overwhelmed by the messages of support they had received from the local community in the Shawlands area of Glasgow.

But they only spoke on the condition their names were not published for fear of retribution and disclosed they have been advised by the police to be careful what they say in order to protect their security.

The family, originally from Pakistan, are members of the Ahmadiyya Islamic sect, which preaches “love for all, hatred for none”. However, it has faced persecution in some parts of the world from more hardline Muslim factions.

Police Scotland arrested a 32-year-old Muslim man on Friday and confirmed they were treating the attack as “religiously prejudiced”. He has since been charged and will appear in court on Tuesday….


Daily Mail: Murder of a man of peace: Muslim shopkeeper who wished his ‘beloved Christian nation’ a Happy Easter is stabbed 30 times by a fellow Muslim

Guardian: Prominent Muslims call for unity after Glasgow shopkeeper’s killing


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