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.
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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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