Killed for wishing a Happy Easter

The Telegraph reports:

A popular shopkeeper was stabbed to death by another Muslim in a “religiously prejudiced” attack hours after posting an Easter message on Facebook to “my beloved Christian nation”.

Asad Shah, 40, a devout Muslim originally from the Pakistani city of Rabwah, had his head stamped on during a savage attack, according to one eyewitness.

Around four hours earlier the victim wrote online: “Good Friday and a very Happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation.

“Let’s follow the real footstep of beloved holy Jesus Christ and get the real success in both worlds.”

On Friday afternoon, police confirmed that a 32-year-old Muslim man had been arrested in connection with Mr Shah’s death.

A spokeswoman added: “A full investigation is under way to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death which is being treated as religiously prejudiced.”

This is a sad reminder the problems within Islam go beyond jihadists.

30% of Muslims globally believe that apostates should be executed. This is reprehensible.

There should be no punishment at all for deciding to change religion. This is what freedom of religion means.  And to have 30% of a religion support the death penalty for those who leave it, is appalling.

That 30% is a minority. But it is a large minority.

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