“Good Friday and a very Happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation”, in the Italian post that Asad Shah had published on facebook.
An act of sectarian tolerance, a message of congratulations addressed to Christians and Muslims. Friday is the Islamic holy day and then there is the Christian Easter, in a sentence, then a hug to friends and relatives of two faiths. Nothing more than a fraternal writing but instead to Asad, a national of Pakistani origin who lives and works in Glasgow Muslim and author of the post, it was his death sentence.
Friday, Shah , who ran a small shop in the Scottish city, voiced on social network its best wishes for a Happy Easter, then, two hours later was found lying in a pool of blood due to numerous stab wounds that were inflicted. Horror, incomprehension and bewilderment for what at first glance was thought to be inexplicable murder. Then the investigation, the Scottish police have arrested a man of 32 years, he also Muslim, and prime suspect in the murder. And according to reports from police the motive could be due to religious fanaticism and the post of the victim to have triggered the ire of the fanatic. Also, he did not appear to have acted alone.
This has shocked the entire neighborhood and the Asad Shah family, as well as all of Scotland. The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has expressed his grief by going to lay a wreath outside man’s shop and participating in national silence.