A MAN from Bradford, Tanveer Ahmed, aged 32, has been charged with the murder of a Glasgow newsagent, Asad Shah.
Mr Ahmed appeared in court on Tuesday and was remanded in custody until 5 April. He did not enter a plea to the murder charge.
Mr Shah was found fatally wounded outside his shop on Maundy Thursday evening. He was a member of the Ahmadi Muslim community, having moved from Pakistan to Scotland in the 1990s.
A few hours before the attack he had posted a Facebook message wishing friends “a Good Friday and a very happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation”, adding: “Let’s follow the real footsteps of beloved holy Jesus and get the real success in both worlds.”
Police have spoken of a belief that the attack on Mr Shah was religiously motivated.
An online fund-raising page set up by his customers had raised £95,000 by Wednesday. They described Mr Shah as “a popular, well respected and much loved member of our community. . . He was more than just our local shopkeeper. He was a friend to many.”