Asad Shah was found injured outside Shah’s Newsagents and Convenience Store in Shawlands, Glasgow, last month.
He was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. Police described the incident as “religiously motivated” after confirming that the killer, Tanveer Ahmed, was also Muslim.
Glasgow’s Ahmadiyya community have called on all Muslim leaders and imams in Britain to publicly condemn Asad Shah’s killer, who defended the fatal stabbing of the popular Glasgow shopkeeper because he “disrespected” Islam.
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.
It is murderer, Tanveer Ahmed, who disrespects. He disrespects himself, his beliefs, his family, his friends and everything else that is civil and moral.
Nazimuddin Samad, has been senselessly murdered by a group of men chanting “Allahu Akbar” as they hacked and shot him to death on the streets of Old Dhaka.
I am ashamed to be a member of the same species that spawns such despicable and depraved behavior and can only repeat one of his, ironically hereto exemplified, statements for which he apparently gave his life.
“Evolution is a scientific truth. Religion and race are invention of the savage and uncivil people.”
To call his murderers Islamist militants belies the true nature of the deluded thugs that perpetrated this heinous crime.
I believe their behaviour would be less atrocious had they, like mindless animals, simply killed to survive.
Nazimuddin simply offered criticisms that many people, not just atheists and humanists but also many religious people, express all over the world, every day.