Tanveer Ahmed, 32, a Glasgow taxi driver accused of murdering the shopkeeper Asad Shah, 40, admitted he killed Shah. The victim was stabbed up to 30 times with a kitchen knife and his head was stamped on in the brutal attack on 24 March, the day before Good Friday. He was found with serious injuries outside his shop and was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Ahmed issued this statement:
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.
Muslim apologists, please answer this one simple question: Tanveer Ahmed is:
- an extremist
- a radical Islamist
- a jihadi
- none of the above