Facebook page celebrates killing of British-Pakistani shopkeeper

Asad Shah was killed by a Muslim man for posting an Easter message


News Desk March 31, 2016
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The killing of a British-Pakistani shopkeeper for posting an Easter message is being celebrated by a sectarian Facebook page called Anti Qadianiat.

The page posted a comment alongside a screenshot of an article about the death of Asad Shah that said, "Congratulations to all Muslims."

British-Pakistani murdered by fellow Muslim for posting Easter message

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The page has previously posted clips onto video-hosting site Dailymotion calling Shah a "false prophet".

Shah was believed to be a member of the Ahmadi community, and media reports said he was originally from Pakistan. Facebook page, Tahafuz Khatme Nubuwwat, claims to "educate" people about the "false" Ahmadi beliefs.

Tributes paid to British-Pakistani shopkeeper killed in UK

According to Daily Mail, Asad Shah, 40, was stabbed 30 times by a Muslim man wearing a long religious robe, after posting an Easter message online wishing a Happy Easter to his "beloved Christian nation." He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital after being found seriously injured in Minard Road, Shawlan.

A 32-year-old Muslim man from Bradford has now been charged with Shah's murder.

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Shah's family have released a statement via the police, "On Thursday evening a beloved husband, son, brother and everyone's friend, Asad Shah, was taken away from us by an incomprehensible act. We are devastated by this loss.

In a statement on Saturday, the Ahmadiyya Community UK condemned the “completely brutal, horrific and unjustified attack”.

The day before his death, Shah had apparently posted a message on Facebook reading: “Good Friday and very happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation x!”

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined a vigil for Shah outside his shop on Friday night, while locals gathered again on Saturday to pay tribute to a man they said was a pillar of the community.

This article originally appeared on Independent.

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COMMENTS (7)

zulfiqar butt | 5 years ago | Reply The amazing thing is that even living in UK did not cure him of this sickness...it seems like life is too cheap to take and give for them
Rahman Khan | 5 years ago | Reply Shame on the ignorant killer his accomplices and all those who support such hateful and unforgivable crimes.Wonder why does Facebook allow such people to use its forum to promote such intolerant and abhorrent messages. Oh yes, I know, freedom of expression!!**
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