Picture above: Asad Shah, a shopkeeper in Scotland.
Glasgow (Scotland), March 27, 2016: (bibles4mideast.com): Asad Shah, a 40-year-old Muslim shopkeeper was found stabbed to death in Glasgow hours after he wished his customers “Happy Easter” on Facebook.
Shah attacked with a knife and had his head stamped on outside his corner shop, hours after he had posted on Facebook: “A very happy Easter to my beloved Christian nation … Let’s follow the real footstep of beloved holy Jesus Christ and get the real success in both worlds.
The stabbing has been treated as a “religiously prejudiced” attack, the police said, and the suspect who has been arrested is a 32 year old Muslim.
Asad Shah had posted similar messages on Facebook last Christmas too.
He had been found injured on a road, and was pronounced dead on arrival at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
Hundreds of people took part in a silent vigil, placing floral tributes to mourn his death.
“Moved to be one of hundreds tonight as Shawlands united in grief for Asad Shah and support for his family,” Scottish parliamentary leader Nicola Sturgeon, who attended the vigil, wrote on Twitter.
Shah was an Ahmadi Muslim, which is considered heretical by many orthodox Muslims. The 10 to 20 million adherents have a history of persecution in Sunni Pakistan. The Ahmadi denomination of Islam emphasizes non-violence and tolerance, according to historian Simon Ross Valentine cited by the BBC.
We fear we will be next, says the family of Asad Shah.