REVEALED: Taxi driver who ‘stabbed Glasgow shopkeeper to death because he disrespected...

REVEALED: Taxi driver who ‘stabbed Glasgow shopkeeper to death because he disrespected Islam’

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This is the taxi driver who confessed to murdering Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah because he claimed to be a “prophet”.

Tanveer Ahmed, 32, says he brutally murdered the Muslim family man after he “disrespected the Prophet Muhammad”.

Mr Shah died on March 24 just hours after wishing Christian friends a happy Easter on Facebook, which sparked initial speculation that his post was what provoked his murder.

 An Uber taxi was seized by police investigating his death after it was found parked opposite Mr Shah’s shop.

Ahmed’s lawyer John Rafferty read a statement on the confessed-killer’s behalf at a brief hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court, in which his client claimed the murder had nothing to do with Christianity.

The taxi driver also said it nothing do with any other religion, despite suggesting he was standing up for the honour of Islam.

Ahmed made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

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