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A Muslim taxi driver who killed a popular Glasgow
shopkeeper after claiming he had disrespected the prophet Muhammad
Tanveer Ahmed confronted travelled from Bradford before confronting
Sentencing Ahmed to a minimum of 27 years, the judge described it
as a brutal, barbaric and horrific crime for which he had
Tanveer Ahmed berating Asad Shah after driving to his shop
But that night in March, Ahmed had arrived from Bradford
intending to mete out much more than criticism.
After this verbal attack he released an onslaught of what the judge
Asad Shah, this well-liked, friendly shopkeeper, died in
It was videos like this, posted online, that had
He believed Mr Shah was disrespecting
Ahmed was so deeply offended that he decided he had to kill him.
A crime, the judge noted today as she addressed Ahmed, that he has
It is clear that you are proud of what you did.
And you do not consider what you did was wrong.
What is particularly disturbing from some of your latest comments
to the social worker who prepared the court report,
is the fact that if met with similar circumstances in the future
You seem oblivious to the fact you have devastated a family,
the family of Mr Shah, leaving them bereft of a much-loved
Immediately after the judge sentenced Ahmed to life
with a minimum of 27 years, he raised his arm and shouted
Members of Ahmed's family and community in Bradford,
mostly left the court without comment, but this man
He is respecting his prophet, what is wrong with that?
Do you think the sentence was fair? No.
There is no doubt that the barbaric murder of Asad Shah
But the judge has accepted that it wasn't motivated by a grudge
against the Muslim community, of which Mr Shah was a member.
Instead, this was a specific attack on Mr Shah because Tanveer Ahmed
believed that he had disrespected Islam.
The judge's comments that there is no place for such
intolerance echoed today by the community.
He shouldn't be shown any kind of love.
Where there is no remorse, where there is no regrets,
then Islam says strongly that such a person should be given a proper
sentence and that is what has been served.
In the Shawlands area Mr Shah has been much missed by his customers
who throughout the years he served with cheer and grace.
The impromptu vigil after his death showed their sadness.
His family's grief is such that they cannot bear to reopen
More than 140,000 students in Scotland received their Higher
but a record number of pupils have been offered a university place.
There had been fears surrounding late changes
This is the full -- the first time that candidates have been offered
the full range of national courses. There had been fears
surrounding late changes Our education correspondent
Jamie McIvor reports. For some, the news came
by text or e-mail. For these brave youngsters
their good news was live Exceptional results by any standard,
especially because their school Some students come from
areas of deprivation. I was wondering why is that,
and I think the single biggest influence is
momentum that happens here. For many students across Scotland
it was a day to remember. The overall pass rate
was slightly down on last year, but it is still the second highest
number of passes on record. We have over 152,000
passes it Higher level. And we have an increase
in vocational qualifications that There was no repeat of last year's
Higher maths debacle. Last year the pass rate
was just 34%. One of the things we do every year
is review the process Last year's paper we admitted was
more challenging than it should be. Behind the statistics lie
the remarkable stories Darren speaks English as his second
language and still got five Highers. I studied really hard
and I am proud of myself. There are still questions
over how the shake-up But today is about celebrations for
some and commiserations for others. And if you want some
advice from the SQA, A small team of salvage experts has
been lowered onto an oil rig which ran aground
on the Western Isles on Sunday. The UK Government has said the work
to refloat it may take some time. If the weather is good tomorrow,
it's planned to put Meetings have been going
on throughout the day in Stornoway to decide how to tackle
the re-flotation of the oil rig marooned on rocks at Delmore
on the West Coast of Lewis. Mid-afternoon the coastguard
helicopter arrived. To get the first exploratory crew of
salvagers onto the rig. The tolling between the ship the target and the
rig broke. aboard right now will carry out
the work on the grounded rig. If their mission is a success more
will be put on tomorrow to see what further work can be done before
the weather breaks. Whatever they find, work
will still continue. It's not easy to forecast when an
attempt will be made to refloat. By Thursday this week we will be
hampered by bad weather again, There will still be
a requirement after that After that phase it is getting
the right equipment we need to the island to do
the re-connections and making sure we have got the right vessels
here to try and get it out from where she is
sitting at the moment. An enquiry is ongoing as to how it
ended up here in the first place. The Western Isles emergency planning
group also met this afternoon. Although it might not
be an imminent threat. I've asked the team to have a look
at checking the tanks and giving me reassurance that the oil is safe
where it is. The race to move the rig
before worse weather comes ScotRail and the RMT union have been
holding further talks to try to resolve the industrial
dispute that led to strike Last week, further planned walk-outs
by train staff were called off - but a final deal has
yet to be reached. The dispute centres on proposals
from the operator to run more trains where drivers -
rather than guards - It's been a mixed day for the Scots
in Team GP at the Rio Olympics. There was huge disappointment
for medal hope David Florence, who finished last in the C1
canoe slalom final. But there could be medals
for Scottish swimmers Our reporter Kheredine
Idessane joins us live Good evening. Hello from the aquatic
centre here in Rio. Why are we here? Because for Scots have helped Team
GB into the final of the four by 200 metres freestyle relay. They all had
terrific swims earlier on. You can see it now. A terrific performance
terrific swims earlier on. You can from them in the year to qualify for
the final, fastest. That gives them a real chance of some kind of medal
later on this evening. We are not sure if all four Scots will make the
final. There is a good chance that three of them well. A terrific
evening ahead. Well done to them. Disappointment in
another open war -- water-based event. David Florence in canoe
slalom, he was the world champion and the favourites to pick up a
medal. But he had a terrible run today at the Whitewater Centre. He
came ten out of ten. A couple of mistakes and a rather crestfallen
canoeists went to me afterwards. You get it all the time in both
categories and I'm used to disappointment as most people who
are competing in elite sport. Now I'm used to getting on with it and
getting to the sea to regardless of whether I had one this will come
last. -- capital C two. There are great guys out there. Disappointment
for them, another four years to wait for the chance for an Olympic medal.
Deep disappointment for David Florence. But he goes in the canoe
double in a couple of days' time. Elsewhere on the water, good stuff
from Katherine Grainger and Alan Sinclair, qualify for finals in
their respective boats. But is all about before by 200 metres freestyle
relay at about 3:30am. You might want to stay up and watch it because
there is a chance that at least three Scots will be coming away with
Olympic medals from Apple. Thank you.
Now time to find out the weather prospects from Christopher.
Generally dry tonight with clear spells. Chile in the countryside.
But you might be able to catch the meatier shower. It lasts for about
ten days. Tonight, clear skies are still a good chance. They are at
their peak later in the week. It dry and bright start tomorrow but it
won't last. Some thicker cloud with outbreaks of rain towards the West.
Further east more likely to have a outbreaks of rain towards the West.
dry and sunny morning. The winds are generally light as well but cloud
will increase throughout the day. The exception is Shetland which is
likely to hold on to the sunshine. Here is the chart through Wednesday
morning. You will notice that cloud edging eastward through the day.
More persistent rain likely later on through the afternoon. That's
spreading through Northern Ireland into Cumbria, down through Wales,
the south-west. The further east you are, reasonably dry. But cloud
building year. For temperature is, in Scotland, maybe high teens in the
East if you are lucky. But a going downhill day with the cloud
building. And when the rain arrives to all parts, and it will be
persistent. High-pressure tantalisingly close but around the
top of the high, that is where the weather fans arrived, bringing the
rain. In the north-west Highlands and Islands, API where warning.
Often done on Friday with rain. Cloudy conditions in the rain -- in
the West with some cloud. Still raining across the north-west.
Temperatures on the up. This weekend for us looks promising.
Our next update is during Breakfast at 6:25 tomorrow morning.
But, from everyone on the late team here in Glasgow