“Everybody has said he was the nicest man. He was clearly much-loved. Everybody had nice stories to tell about him and warm stories. It’s just very, very sad.”
Scottish police say the killing of a Muslim shopkeeper who wished Christians a happy Easter is being investigated as “religiously prejudiced.”
Vigils were held Friday and Saturday in memory of 40-year-old Asad Shah, who was killed Thursday night in Glasgow.
He had apparently posted messages on Facebook calling for religious harmony: “Good Friday and very happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation x!”
Police say a 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with Shah’s death. The suspect, who police say is Muslim, has not been identified or charged.
Earlier today I was thinking of what Benjamin Netanyahu wrote on the day of the Belgium bombings:
“In all these cases the terrorists have no resolvable grievances. It’s not as if we could offer them Brussels, or Istanbul, or California, or even the West Bank. That won’t satisfy their grievances. Because what they seek is our utter destruction and their total domination. Their basic demand is that we should simply disappear…. And that’s not going to happen.”
There can be no peace with the worst branch of Islam precisely because its adherents hate all others, including those of their own faith, and will continue to bomb, slaughter and rape all who won’t bow to their will. Worst of all, the politically correct among the rest of us are ensuring that this huge population of murderers grows, as is illustrated in this story from England:
A British father has been banned from taking his son to a church after the boy’s Muslim mother won a controversial court order preventing the boy from attending.
The father – a non-practising Muslim who has forged close connections to his local Christian community and is divorced from the boy’s mother – has been warned that he could be denied access to the nine-year-old if he attempts to take him to church or to a leisure centre it runs.
Last week, he lodged an appeal with the High Court to have the order overturned. ‘This judge is simply scared of being branded Islamophobic,’ he said. ‘I want my son to have a balanced life in which he is exposed to different faiths and can make up his own mind about which, if any, religion he follows.’
The father, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said his ex-wife insisted their son, whom she is bringing up in the Muslim faith, could ‘become confused’ if he is subjected to other religions.
The man and his ex-wife married in 2003 and led a ‘Western lifestyle’.
‘That was important to me because of the strict religious manner in which I was brought up,’ he said.
‘I was taught that Christians were heartless and immoral, that only Muslims have a peaceful faith and all others are evil. It was only when I began mixing with Christians that I learned this was nonsense.’
But his Pakistani-born wife turned to the Muslim faith after her father’s death in 2007, when her mother told her that because he had not adhered to his faith he was in Hell, and would remain there unless she became a devout Muslim.
She began attending a madrasa – an Islamic place of learning – wearing a hijab and shunning the couple’s Christian friends. She left her husband in 2013, taking their son with her. The couple divorced last year.
The boy lives with his mother but sees his father every other weekend. ‘After my divorce, the Christian community embraced me,’ the man said.
‘They run many activities my son enjoys so I go to the church and would like to take my son.
‘But when his mother found out, she applied to the court and won the order which prevents the boy being taken to any Christian building.’
The order bars the father from taking the boy to any religious event. It decrees he must provide only Halal food and reassure the child he is ‘an ordinary Muslim boy following Muslim rules’.
‘My son is being indoctrinated and the only way I can show him other things is to take him to other places,’ said the father.
‘If I don’t show him other types of life he will become just like a dumb sheep. I want him to see and learn about different cultures.
‘This is nothing short of brain-washing him. Already he is telling me that I have a black heart, that I am a bad man, because I am not a practising Muslim. I am heartbroken that I have to keep him away from activities with local children.
‘He is being fed the same lies I was as a child and I want better for him. This judge was so busy being politically correct that she has ignored the influence of myself as a loving father. I am terrified that he will stop wanting to see me because of his indoctrination.’
And so it goes.