Man admits killing Glasgow shopkeeper ‘because he disrespected Prophet Mohamed’, by Lizzie Dearden and Caroline Mortimer.
Tanveer Ahmed, from Bradford in West Yorkshire, pleaded guilty to murdering the respected businessman [Asad Shah] at the High Court in Glasgow.
The 32-year-old taxi driver released a statement through his lawyer, John Rafferty, in March confirming police suspicions that the killing was religiously motivated.
He said Mr Shah “claimed to be a prophet” and that “if I had not done this others would. This all happened for one reason and no other issues and no other intentions. Asad Shah disrespected the messenger of Islam the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Mr Shah claimed to be a Prophet. When 1400 years ago the Prophet of Islam Muhammad peace be upon him has clearly said that ‘I am the final messenger of Allah there is no more profits or messengers from God Allah after me. I am leaving you the final Quran. There is no changes. It is the final book of Allah and this is the final completion of Islam’.”
Mr Shah was from the minority Ahmadi Muslim sect and had moved from Pakistan to Glasgow in 1998. The Ahmadi branch of Islam was founded in 1889, by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in India. Ahmadis revere him as a prophet – which other Muslims regard as heretical – and many have fled Pakistan after suffering persecution.
Which backs up the relevance of what we’ve being saying on the Wentworth Report: The Qur’an is the unchallengeable word of God, dictated to Mohammed by the archangel Gabriel and not open to later re-interpretation. This matters, even if you don’t believe it.
Welcome to the brave new world of multicultural Britain. If one culture kills people, how long before it is the only culture?
hat-tip Stephen Neil