A man has been charged with the "religiously motivated" murder of Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah. The 40-year-old was found with up to 30 stab wounds outside his shop in Minard Road in the Shawlands area of the city at around 9.05pm on Thursday (24 March).
He was taken to Queen Elizabeth University hospital, where he died from his injuries. A 32-year-old man was arrested two days later and was charged on Tuesday with the murder. Tanveer Ahmed, from Toller in Bradford, appeared in private at Glasgow sheriff court on Tuesday but did not enter a plea. He will appear in court in custody on 5 April.
One line of enquiry is that the attack was religiously motivated – both Shah and Ahmed are Muslims – and came after the victim posted a message on Facebook wishing his "beloved Christian nation" a happy Easter.
"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," it read. Described as a "humble, sweet person", Shah is also believed to have condemned last week's Brussels terrorist attacks.