In Scotland About £18,000 raised for family of slain muslim shopkeeper who was ‘murdered in religiously prejudiced attack’

A GoFundMe page set up to raise money for Mr. Shah’s family has reached almost £18,000, as people sympathetically gave in memory of the genial shopkeeper who was murdered in Glasgow on Good Friday's eve.

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The Slain shopkeeper, Asad Shah

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Mr. Shah, a 40-year old Pakistani, was attacked with a knife, and his head viciously stamped upon outside his corner shop, hours after he had posted a commendable message on Facebook saying;  ‘A very happy Easter to my beloved Christian nation’.

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The Devout Muslim had really hoped to reach out to Christians in order to understand the essence of easter, and was even due to host a Google hangout before he was brutally murdered last thursday.

Neighbours of the slain Mr. Shah who created the page said; "Mr. Shah was a popular, well respected and much loved member of our community and his death has devastated many.

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"He was a warm and friendly man and he always went out of his way to make time to talk to you  –  he was more than just our local shopkeeper.  He was a friend to many.

"It quickly became clear to us in the aftermath of this tragedy that the people of Shawlands (and wider) were looking for a way to show their support to Asad’s family and we thought this would be a fitting way to do so."

Police are still actively looking into the homicide case which they have now confirmed as  being "religiously motivated."

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