Killer cabbie loses appeal
A TAXI driver who executed a shopkeeper he claimed “disrespected the Prophet Muhammad” has lost an appeal against his life sentence.
Tanveer Ahmed, 32, was jailed for a minimum of 27 years for the murder of Asad Shah in Glasgow on March 24.
Ahmed travelled from Yorkshire to confront Mr Shah before pulling out a knife and repeatedly stabbing the 40-year-old at his newsagent shop.
Judges yesterday turned down his appeal, the Judicial Office said.
Ahmed, who did not know Mr Shah, claimed to have been offended by clips the shopkeeper had posted online which he said “disrespected the Prophet Muhammad’’ by offering best wishes to Christians.
The Bradford father-ofthree got life on August 9 after admitting murder.