Asad Shah death: Man admits killing shopkeeper because he ‘disrespected’ Islam

The man accused of murdering Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah has issued a statement saying he carried out the killing because he believed Mr Shah had “disrespected” Islam.

Tanveer Ahmed, 32, from Bradford, is accused of killing Mr Shah outside his shop in Glasgow almost a fortnight ago.

In the statement he denied the incident had anything to do with Christianity.

Mr Ahmed claimed Asad Shah had “disrespected” Islam by claiming to be a prophet.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    Did it happen close to the a mosque ? and if it did just let him judge themselves .

  • luna

    The prophet of Islam has disrespected humanity by claiming to be a human.

    • Shebel

      I thought it was donkey that went Heaven.

  • luna

    Are Glasgow police better suited for deciding who is or isn’t Muslim then the constitution of Pakistan? Maybe.

    During the police investigation officers claimed the incident was “religiously prejudiced” and confirmed both men were Muslims.

    Mr Shah was an Ahmadiyya Muslim, a group known for its non-violence and interfaith concerns.

    Ahmadiyya are banned by the constitution of Pakistan from referring to themselves as Muslims.

  • Why is none of this a surprise?

    • Shebel

      I dunno. They all look the same to me.

  • DMB

    My guess is he wanted to steal the business from the guy so he made up this claim like they normally do. Muslims normally use the blaspheme charge if they want to take someone else’s property and/or wife from them or to get rid of a religious minority from their neighborhood.