Mr. Shah, 40, was attacked with a knife and his head was stamped on as he was brutally murdered outside his shop in Glasgow around 9pm on Good Friday’s eve. The popular shopkeeper, originally from the Pakistani city of Rabwah, was apparently enthusiastic to be hosting a meeting with Christian friends about the importance of Easter. He took to Facebook around 5:10pm and posted: ‘ 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.’
In previous posts, he had spoken out against hatred and violence, calling for ‘unconditional real love for all mankind’. Four hours after his last post, was in a pool of his own blood at the side of the road. An ambulance crew arrived and performed on him at the scene, and took him to Glasgow’s where he later died.
A shocked and distraught neighbour on the morning of said: “This is disgusting. was the most peace-loving man you could meet.” He was proud of his Pakistanti heritage but he loved Britain. He loved Scotland too and really wanted to reach out to Christians. This is such a terrible thing to happen.”
“Officers are currently pursuing a positive line of inquiry in connection with the death. Closures are in place at Pollokshaws Road and Titwood Road while inquiries are conducted at the scene,” said a spokeswoman.