Asad Shah killing should be condemned by all Muslims, say Ahmadi community


Source: The Guardian

By Libby Brooks

Glasgow’s Ahmadiyya community have called on all Muslim leaders and imams in Britain to publicly condemn Asad Shah’s killer, who defended the fatal stabbing of the popular Glasgow shopkeeper because he “disrespected” Islam.

Describing the killer’s words as “deeply disturbing”, community leader Ahmed Owusu-Konadu said: “It justifies the killing of anyone – Muslim or non-Muslim – whom an extremist considers to have shown disrespect to Islam.”

Tanveer Ahmed, a 32-year-old from Bradford, released a statement taking responsibility for the killing through his lawyer, John Rafferty, following his second court appearance on Wednesday.

In it he warned: “If I had not done this others would and there would have been more killing and violence in the world.”

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