Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah , a devout Muslim posted a heartfelt Easter message to ‘beloved Christian nation’ hours before he was brutally murdered in a savage attack. Police have said the killing was religiously motivated.
Finding a devout Muslim who is fully integrated in British society, respectful of their adopted nation and its Christian beliefs are few and far between. Almost like finding the needle in a haystack. Murder victim Asad Shah by all accounts was one of those rare few.
His death is a loss to us all. It is people like Mr Shah who can make the real difference. Showing other Muslims that the way forward is to adapt, show respect and become part of society. Instead of showing contempt for others whilst making demands expecting everybody else to adapt to Muslims whilst giving nothing back. Unfortunately there are not enough Muslims with his kind of mindset within our society, now there is one less
Just hours before his murder Mr Shah posted on his facebook at 5.10pm, read: “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.”
In previous posts, he also called “unconditional real love for all mankind”. This morning, a neighbour of his store was shocked at his killing.The man – who asked not to be named – said: “I can’t believe this. At first I thought there had been a car accident further along the road. “Mr Shah is a decent man. He is very quiet but friendly. This is terrible”
Police have arrested 2 unnamed men for the killing. The only other info they have said is that it was ‘religiously motivated’ which is kind of open to interpretation. The natural assumption that people will make is that Asid Shah was murdered because he was Muslim by a bigoted non-Muslim.
If this was the case let me make my thoughts clear, those responsible are utter scum. I hope they get locked up and throw away the key. There is absolutely no excuse for murder or any kind of violence against an innocent person. Doing so makes you just as bad as the savage terrorists blowing people up who have no value of life.
People like that are certainly not on my side. They are against me and all those dedicated people who put effort into raising awareness about the threat of Islam. Any steps forward we have made will be instantly erased by some idiot who thinks killing somebody for just being Muslim is going to achieve something. All it does is give people a further excuse not to listen and tar everybody with the same brush.
But could it be possible that the term ‘religiously motivated’ with no mention of racism or islamophobia is because the killers just so happen to be Muslim. The ‘religiously motivated’ bit being that extremist Muslims did not appreciate his earlier heartfelt messages promoting tolerance to infidels. After all we know how quick Muslims are to flip out and use violence when they dislike something.
Until the police release more details we will not know for sure. Either way the killers are scumbags who need locking up as without them on the streets the nation will be a better place.
RIP Mr Shah