A British man who killed a fellow Muslim because he felt he had disrespected Islam has been sentenced to at least 27 years in prison.
Tanveer Ahmed admitted stabbing and beating shopkeeper Asad Shah to death at his Glasgow convenience store in March.
Prosecutors said Ahmed, 32, told police his actions were motivated by Shah’s “disrespect (for) the Quran, the Prophet Muhammad, Allah and faith.”
Shah was a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, which differs from mainstream Islam in that it doesn’t regard Muhammad as the final prophet.
Ahmed did not know his victim but had seen statements he had posted online.
Judge Rita Rae sentenced Ahmed Tuesday to life with no chance of parole for 27 years. She said he committed a “barbaric” crime and had shown no remorse.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Mathew Molk says
27 years, not enough,,,,Like the guy in the commercial says,,,,,Get a rope.
Bring him to Texas we fill him with enough juice he will find out real quick he will not be meeting any virgins but maybe a bubba or two.
Mathew Gross says
The quran should be banned, it teaches one to murder.
Thomas Langford says
Along drop on a short piece of rope would be more appropriate.
Michael A. says
Yesterday I found a book about Quran, want to know what I done with it? First I pee on it then poured gasoline on it and watch it burn burn to ashes. If any u people ever do run into a book of Quran, destroy it, it is evil.
Irvan Johnson says
That muslim BASTARD should have received the death penalty! In fact, to eliminate ALL muslims would save the world a lot of grief and unwarranted death.
Connie Condra says
The British do not have a death penalty.
We need to educate young muslims so that they don’t grow up hating anyone. Madrassahs should be banned. Sorry if I spelled Madrassahs wrong. Those are the schools where they teach them to memorize the Koran, and nothing else. Talk about lack of education!!! How can we raise functioning and contributing members of our society if they don’t understand right from wrong?
THESE PEOPLE ARE MENTALLY ILL! THEY HAVE DECIDED THAT THEIR ‘RELIGION’ IS SUPERIOR TO ALL OTHERS AND MUST BE RESPECTED OR DIE! THEY ARE SICK AND MENTALLY DERANGED DUE TO THEIR INDOCTRINATION SINCE BIRTH. PLUS THE FACT THAT THEIR INBREEDING IS A CRITICAL FACTOR!
Justin W says
The death penalty would have been a better way to deal with this murderer. He will be able to use his time in prison to create more chaos.
He should it called Hell-lary and with a little under the table cash he would it been free in 20 minutes and pardon of any crime and also got a permit to kill more people based on religion. If he used a gun even better so she can get another excuse to ban guns