Leaders of the Ahmadiyya mosque in Glasgow have vowed not to “let hate prevail” following the sentencing of Tanveer Ahmed, who murdered popular Shawlands shopkeeper Asad Shah.
However they warned of possible “copycats” taking inspiration from the killer and carrying out further extremist attacks.
Taxi driver Tanveer Ahmed, 32, travelled from Yorkshire to Glasgow to murder shopkeeper Asad Shah for claiming he was a prophet.
At a press conference this morning, Ahmed Owusu-Konadu, a senior member of the Ahmaddiya community in Scotland, joined the mosque’s Imam Daud Ahmad Qureshi in welcoming the 27 year sentence served on Ahmed.
Mr Owusu-Konadu said the Ahmadiyya community “pray that [Mr Shah’s] sacrifice marks a new era in the history of Glasgow when we declare that we will never let hate divide and destroy us.”
He added: “Mr Shah’s only crime was to spread compassion and love. The whole of this city has paid tribute to the love and kindness that he showed.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr Shah and his family who have suffered immensely as a result of this brutal killing. No one should suffer or be murdered, least of all for their faith.”
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