LONDON: A Muslim man from Bradford in northern England has admitted to killing an Ahmadi shopkeer in Scotland in March this year because he felt the latter had ‘disrespected Islam’.
Shopkeeper Asad Shah was stabbed and beaten in March at his convenience store in Glasgow.
Police suspected the slaying was “religiously prejudiced”, with Judge Rita Rae terming it “a truly despicable crime.”
Suspect Tanveer Ahmed pleaded guilty during a hearing at Glasgow’s High Court on Thursday.
Prosecutors said that when 32-year-old Ahmed was interviewed by police, he said his actions were motivated by Shah’s “disrespect [for] the Quran, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Allah and faith”.
Ahmed will be sentenced Aug 9.