Asad Shah, a 40-year-old popular Muslim shopkeeper was stabbed to death outside his Glasgow newsagents shop last night by another Muslim in what has been deemed a religiously motivated attack, just hours after he posted a Facebook message wishing christians a happy Easter.
A man has been arrested in connection with his murder which came just hours after Shah, who was keen to reach out from the Muslim community to Christian neighbours, posted the heartfelt Easter messages on Facebook. He was also due to be hosting a meeting with Christian friends about the importance of Easter today.
The posts which Shah, who is originally from Rabwah, Pakistani, posted reads: “Good Friday and a very Happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation. Let’s follow the real footstep of beloved holy Jesus Christ and get the real success in both worlds.” His previous posts, spoke out against violence and hatred and called for unconditional real love for all mankind.