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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