The killing of a Muslim shopkeeper described as a “brilliant” man who showed nothing but kindness and respect towards others has been celebrated by a sectarian Islamist Facebook page.
Entitled Anti Qadianiat (Tahafuz Khatme Nubuwwat), the page posted a comment alongside a screenshot of an article about the death of Asad Shah that said: “Congratulations to all Muslims.”
The page has previously posted clips calling Shah a “false prophet”.
Shah was actively involved in the Ahmadi Islamic community, which promotes “love for all, hatred for none”.
Tahafuz Khatme Nubuwwat claims to “educate” people about the “false” Ahmadi belief there were more prophets after Mohammed, Mirror reports.
Shah was attacked outside his Glasgow newsagents hours after posting an Easter message online wishing a Happy Easter to his “beloved Christian nation.”
He was found severely wounded with multiple stab wounds outside his shop in the Shawlands area of Glasgow.
In addition to his stab wounds, it is alleged the suspect also stamped on his head. Shah died later in hospital.
It is thought the assault on the newsagent was “religiously prejudiced”.
A 32-year-old Muslim man from Bradford has now been charged with Shah’s murder.
Shah’s family have released a statement via the police: “On Thursday evening, a beloved husband, son, brother and everyone’s friend, Asad Shah, was taken away from us by an incomprehensible act. We are devastated by this loss.
“A person’s religion, ethnicity, race, gender or socioeconomic background never mattered to Asad.
“He met everyone with the utmost kindness and respect because those are just some of the many common threads that exist across every faith in our world.
“He was a brilliant man, recognising that the differences between people are vastly outweighed by our similarities. And he didn’t just talk about this; he lived it each and every day, in his beloved community of Shawlands and his country of Scotland.”