Nobody in Shawlands would have a bad word to say about him

The Independent has more on the murder of Asad Shah.

A fundraising page set up by the devastated customers of a much-loved Muslim shopkeeper who was killed in a “racially prejudiced” attack has so far received more than £22,000 in donations to support his family.

Four of his regular customers said they decided to set up a ‘Support for Mr Shah’ fundraising page on the Go Fund Me website to contribute towards the cost of his funeral and to provide financial support to his family in the coming months.


The customers wrote on the page: “Mr Shah was a popular, well-respected and much-loved member of our community and his death has devastated many.

“He was a warm and friendly man and he always went out of his way to make time to talk to you – he was more than just our local shopkeeper. He was a friend to many.”

There aren’t enough people like that in the world. We should never waste them.

Isabella Graham, 64, said Mr Shah had employed her daughter at the shop when she was younger and that she had cried when she called and told her of his death.

Placing flowers at the scene, Mrs Graham said: “He was an amazing, wonderful man, he couldn’t do enough for you.

“He wouldn’t hurt anybody. Nobody in Shawlands would have a bad word to say about him. I can’t believe he’s gone.”

Police Scotland said they have arrested a 32-year-old Muslim man in connection with the attack, which they are treating as “religiously prejudiced”.

Merciful god.


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