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Scotland: Muslim quotes Quran as justification for Ahmadi shopkeeper stabbing


Pictured: Taxi driver who admits killing fellow Muslim shopkeeper because ‘he disrespected Islam by claiming he was a prophet’ 

  • Asad Shah, 40, was killed at his Glasgow shop the day before Good Friday
  • Tanveer Ahmed, 32, admitted murdering Mr Shah in statement yesterday
  • His lawyer read it outside court stating victim had claimed to be a prophet
  • Ahmadi Muslim Mr Shah received death threats from orthodox Islamic sect
  • Ahmed remanded in custody and due to appear at High Court at later date

By Euan McLelland For MailOnline
Published: 12:18, 7 April 2016 |

This is the taxi driver who has admitted killing Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah in retaliation to him ‘disrespecting the Prophet Muhammad’.

Tanveer Ahmed yesterday confessed to the brutal murder of the popular 40-year-old Muslim who only days earlier wished his Christian friends a happy Easter.

His lawyer John Rafferty read a statement to gathered media on the 32-year-old’s behalf following a brief hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court, during which he made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

Ahmed stated that he killed the much-loved family man because he had claimed to be ‘a prophet’.

However, he denied that the murder had anything to do with Christianity or any other religion, despite suggesting he was standing up for the honour of Islam.

The statement read: ‘My client Mr Tanveer Ahmed has specifically instructed me that today, 6 April 2016, to issue this statement to the press, the statement is in the words of my client.

‘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 prophets 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.”

‘There is no more changes to it and no one has the right to claim to be a prophet or to change the Quran or change Islam.

‘It is mentioned in the Quran that there is no doubt in this book no one has the right to disrespect the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and no one has the right to disrespect the Prophet of Islam Muhammad Peace be upon him.

This is Tanveer Ahmed, 32, the Uber driver who has admitted killing Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah for 'disrespecting the Prophet Muhammad'
This is Tanveer Ahmed, 32, the Uber driver who has admitted killing Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah for ‘disrespecting the Prophet Muhammad’.
A man accused of murdering Asad Shah (pictured) today admitted he killed the Glasgow shopkeeper in response to him ' disrespecting the Prophet Muhammad'. Tanveer Ahmed, 32, had his lawyer John Rafferty read out a prepared statement following his appearance at the city's Sheriff Court yesterday

A man accused of murdering Asad Shah (pictured) today admitted he killed the Glasgow shopkeeper in response to him ‘ disrespecting the Prophet Muhammad’. Tanveer Ahmed, 32, had his lawyer John Rafferty read out a prepared statement following his appearance at the city’s Sheriff Court yesterday.

‘If I had not done this others would and there would have been more killing and violence in the world.

‘I wish to make it clear that the incident was nothing at all to do with Christianity or any other religious beliefs even although I am a follower of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him I also love and respect Jesus Christ.’

Hours before he was killed on the day before Good Friday, Mr Shah had written on Facebook: ‘Good Friday and very Happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation.’

The newsagent was stabbed up to 30 times with a kitchen knife and his head stamped on in the brutal attack

The newsagent was stabbed up to 30 times with a kitchen knife and his head stamped on in the brutal attack

Mr Shah was found with serious injuries outside his shop on the evening of March 24, after being allegedly attacked outside his shop Shah's Newsagents and Convenience Store in Minard Road, Shawlands, Glasgow 

Mr Shah was found with serious injuries outside his shop on the evening of March 24, after being allegedly attacked outside his shop Shah’s Newsagents and Convenience Store in Minard Road, Shawlands, Glasgow.

It had been feared his murder was a sectarian attack against the branch of Islam he followed. There were claims Mr Shah was set upon because he belonged to the Ahmadi community, known for its non-violence and interfaith concerns.

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HOW AHMADI MOVEMENT DIFFERS FROM OTHER BRANCHES OF ISLAM

Mr Shah was a member of the Ahmadi movement, a minority denomination of Islam which is seen as heretical by some orthodox Muslims because they believe that founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is the messiah and a prophet.

In some predominantly Muslim countries Ahmadis are persecuted, and in Pakistan a constitutional amendment passed in 1974 declaring Ahmadiyya non-Muslims.

The Ahmadi movement, which has its origins in British-controlled northern India in the late 19th Century, identifies itself as a Muslim movement and follows the teachings of the Koran.

However, it is regarded by orthodox Muslims as heretical because it does not believe that Mohammed was the final prophet sent to guide mankind, as orthodox Muslims believe is laid out in the Koran.

The religion is believed to have around 10 million followers. The Ahmadiyya community faces restrictions in many Muslim nations, where followers are constantly persecuted

Sources at a Glasgow mosque say there are only 500 Ahmadi in Scotland, with around 400 of them based in and around Glasgow. Many of them are thought to have known Mr Shah.

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But the group has been persecuted by members of orthodox Islamic sects in Pakistan.

Last month it emerged Mr Shah had been branded a ‘false prophet’ in two video posts in November 2014 by a Muslim group which views Ahmadi beliefs as heretical. He was also said to have received online death threats.

Despite the declaration, Ahmed made no plea during the private court appearance.

He was remanded in custody and is expected to appear at the High Court at a later date.

Mr Shah’s murder is feared to be the first major anti-Ahmadi incident in the UK, and has sparked fears Islamic sectarianism has spread to Britain.

The newsagent was stabbed up to 30 times with a kitchen knife and his head was stamped on in the brutal attack the day before Good Friday.

He was found with serious injuries outside his shop on the evening of March 24, after being attacked outside his shop Shah’s Newsagents and Convenience Store in Minard Road, Shawlands, Glasgow.

Mr Shah was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

A silent vigil was held outside his shop attended by hundreds of people including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

A fundraising page on GoFundMe has raised more than £110, 000 for Mr Shah’s family.

Hours before his murder on the day before Good Friday, Mr Shah had written on Facebook: 'Good Friday and very Happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation.' Floral tributes were left at the scene

Hours before his murder on the day before Good Friday, Mr Shah had written on Facebook: ‘Good Friday and very Happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation.’ Floral tributes were left at the scene.

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‘IF I HAD NOT DONE THIS OTHERS WOULD’: TANVEER AHMED’S STATEMENT

‘My client Mr Tanveer Ahmed has specifically instructed me that today, 6 April 2016, to issue this statement to the press, the statement is in the words of my client.

‘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 prophets 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.”

‘There is no more changes to it and no one has the right to claim to be a prophet or to change the Quran or change Islam.

‘It is mentioned in the Quran that there is no doubt in this book no one has the right to disrespect the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and no one has the right to disrespect the Prophet of Islam Muhammad Peace be upon him.

‘If I had not done this others would and there would have been more killing and violence in the world.

‘I wish to make it clear that the incident was nothing at all to do with Christianity or any other religious beliefs even although I am a follower of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him I also love and respect Jesus Christ.’

 

 

13 thoughts on “Scotland: Muslim quotes Quran as justification for Ahmadi shopkeeper stabbing

  1. This might be the secret! Give all the Tanveer Ahmeds a gun with two bullets. Point to one of their brothers and say “That one said Mo was a peadofile.” Then, tell them in U.S. prisons they will be forced to eat pork–and that’s what the second bullet is for.

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  2. “For the honour of Islam”? Islam has no honour, you cretin! It is the most EVIL, murderous filthy cult ever to pollute this planet! A dip in a septic tank would help to cleanse it! Islam is the epitome of putrid, toxic FILTH!!

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  3. “I am a follower of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him I also love and respect Jesus Christ.” – This is an ideologically-based typical attitude of Muslims. Islam considers Christians as having gone astray, in possession of a corrupted book- the Bible – and condemn them for believing in the Trinity and Christ’s divinity, who they assert is mortal As a result, Christians are among the “worst of creatures” – Quran 98:6. It’s another motivation and manifestation of Muslims’ attitude of supremacy, which pervades all their behavior. That’s why they so easily murder and rape. Their “religion” encourages, cultivates, and nurtures exercising primordial instincts against non-Muslims.

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  4. “Must not disrespect” – a paedophile, rapist, terrorist, war-mongering psychopath with delusional psychosis? No wonder Islam is a f”’in mess…

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  5. I see he is still trying to impose sharia law upon the Scottish people and subordinate Scottish Law to sharia law. If the jury lets him away with it it will set a dreadful precedent. The pro _Islamic Scottish SNP Government will need to be careful with this one

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    • This is why Scotland should be for the Scottish.

      If the owner of that store had been Scottish, and all the people around were Scottish, no Islam-based murder would have occurred.

      I don’t follow why it is some virtue to have any sort of immigration the way we have it. It should be an exception, not a rule.

      In terms of genetics, the genetics for the entire British Isles have changed more in the last five years than the previous every invasion since, let’s say 500BC, combined.

      This is nothing more than another invasion which remains unchallenged by the natives.

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  6. wahhabi islam is the progenitor of all this terror around the world. It is a pity there are not more Amahdi Muslims. Mr. Shah a gentle and kind man from what I have read probably never referred to himself as a Prophet. As for ‘bloody’ muhammet, this man was pure and simple schizophrenic mad as a hatter a megalomaniac pedophile killer liar. The idiot couldn’t even read, so how the hell did he know if the words of so called allah were written verbatim or at all. For all we know this bunkham in the Wahhabic Korahn is a load of rubbish. May Mr. Kahn rest in peace.

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    • “Wahhabic Korahn” – There’s only one Korahn. That’s why, with few exceptions (the Amadiyya are one) All Muslims have the potential for becoming “devout” and tolerating, supporting, promoting, and/or perpetrating the hatred, tolerance, murder, and genocide commanded by the Quran and its sole author, Muhammad, and expounded on by the Hadiths and Sira. A devout Christian may hug you to death. A devout Muslim will likely kill you.

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      • The koran does not allow for exceptions.
        Amadiyya muslims have a set of beliefs in common with all muslims. That is why they are muslims.
        Those beliefs include:
        1) “*allah* created the universe” – *allah* is so stupid and ignorant of the way of the world, that he must be suffering from terminal senile dementia.
        [I intend no disrespect towards those humans unfortunate enough to be suffering from dementia]
        2) “*allah* dispenses justice” – *allah* is a sadistic psychopath with the moral compass of a vindictive child.

        These two facts lie at the heart of the complete contempt they (muslims, Amadiyy alike) have for anybody who does not accept the vile tenets of the evil doctrine of islam.

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