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Scottish police investigate killing of Muslim shopkeeper

AP , Saturday 26 Mar 2016
Asad Shah
Muslim shopkeeper Asad Shah (Photo: Courtesy of Asad Shah Facebook account)
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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 night 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!"

Asad Shah	 post on Facebook

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.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined the vigil in support of Shah and his family. Many lit candles and left flowers.

The police promise a full investigation into Shah's death.

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