Murder Suspect Admits Killing Shopkeeper Because He ‘disrespected’ Islam


There’s been a spate of ‘Islamophobic killings’ and ‘attacks on Muslims’ in Europe of late. With one significant twist of course; the perpetrators themselves turned out to be Muslims. The public indignation over these senseless attacks seemed to dissipate once it was revealed who exactly was responsible, strangely.

From the Imam killed in Rochdale, the Muslim woman ran down in Brussels to the shopkeeper beaten to death on the streets of Glasgow.

Tanveer Ahmed, the suspect accused of murdering shopkeeper Asad Shah in Glasgow had his lawyer read out a statement on his behalf in court today. See if you can decipher a motive or general theme at play here:

“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.”

The fact that Tanveer Ahmed’s motivations could not be more lucid and unambiguously stated will not stop the ‘nothing to do with Islam brigade’ making excuses on his behalf that he never asked for. The lack of outrage over Muslim on Muslim violence proves one thing however: the ‘Islamophobia!’ crowd have no concern or compassion for Muslim lives – they just want people to think they do. Only when it’s safe for them to virtue signal as much of course.

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  • The total disregard for life because of the scribbling in a “holy” book.

  • Yebbutt it’s nothing to do with islam.


  • Yeah, but no true muslim…puts sugar on his porridge.

  • Utterly confusing, I fail to understand ….. the twisted intricacies ….. you mean Muslims are not outraged? Because there’s plenty of outrage in the country I’m sure, over how this Islamopsychopath reportedly enjoyed murdering another human being, over perceived insults to ( ). Sick and tragic.

  • Brilliant comment on this sort of thing on Eiynah’s Episode 6 of Polite Conversations – Thoughts on Charlie Hebdo’s Article How did we get here?

    Also recent BBC article points out that extremist anti Shia anti Ahmadi sectarian Muslim groups are not just Salafis – hardline Deobandis have been influential in the UK in significant sections of the Muslim community for around 25 years.
    Masood Azhar: The man who brought jihad to Britain. The article also criticises willingness to fawn to this kind of thing in the interests of respect to community leaders

  • Yet ANOTHER atheist Bangladesh blogger, Nazimuddin Samad murdered – after court upholds Islam as state religion. According to the International Humanist association. it president said:

    “Every time a thoughtful and honest person like Nazimuddin is hacked or gunned down, apparently for doing nothing more than speaking their minds on secularist, political and religious topics, we and others will make a point of finding out what he said, what he did, what he wrote about, and sharing it. It will be seen by more people than ever would have seen it before. And we will remember his name and the growing list of names of those who were singled out and killed, by small-minded, hateful extremists who appear to think that words can be killed. They cannot.”

    But to what extent are regressive left people in the West de facto supporting this and the killing of people from minority Muslim sects like Asad Shah by deliberately seeking to shut down discussion and debate about Islamism in the West?? Really they should look at themselves and their virtue signalling clannish bourgeois world that refuses to recognise Islamist sectarianism as a problem

  • 7pm March 29, Assed Baig of Channel 4 news gives coverage on the Asad Shah murder in which describes Ahmadis thus:
    “Mr Shah is from the Ahmadiyya community which identifies itself as a Muslim movement”

  • And unfortunately some vocal sunni supremacists have, rather than learning anything, continued to promote more anti-ahmadi sectarianism

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