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In Scotland Massive turn out for funeral of shopkeeper who was murdered after posting 'Happy Easter' message

Family and friends paid their respects to Asad Shah, 40, in Glasgow yesterday. He had been murdered on Good Friday, shortly after wishing his country a happy Easter

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The genial newsagent was murdered at his shop last week, hours after posting a message on facebook with the words; happy Easter 'to my beloved Christian nation.'

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Mr. Shah was attacked as he was returning to his home, stabbed and his head bruised under feet in what police described as a 'religiously prejudiced' killing.

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Tanveer Ahmed, 32, from Bradford in West Yorkshire, has appeared in court charged with murder.

Local politicians including MPs Alison Thewliss and Carol Monaghan and MSP Sandra White were among those who attended the hour-long service.

Abdul Abid, president of the Ahmadiyya community in Scotland, said after the service: "We are sad that a very popular man of our community is not with us any more."

Mr. Shah's casket was carried into the mosque by relatives and by friends from the Armadiyya Muslim community.

The words: 'Love for all, hatred for none' were boldly written on the walls of the mosque.

After the prayers, the coffin was carried into a waiting black hearse to be driven to Glasgow's Cardonald Cemetery, where Mr Shah was buried.


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