Killer cab­bie loses ap­peal

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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.

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