09/08/2016 Reporting Scotland


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A Muslim taxi driver who killed a popular Glasgow

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shopkeeper after claiming he had disrespected the prophet Muhammad

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Tanveer Ahmed confronted travelled from Bradford before confronting

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Sentencing Ahmed to a minimum of 27 years, the judge described it

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as a brutal, barbaric and horrific crime for which he had

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Tanveer Ahmed berating Asad Shah after driving to his shop

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But that night in March, Ahmed had arrived from Bradford

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intending to mete out much more than criticism.

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After this verbal attack he released an onslaught of what the judge

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Asad Shah, this well-liked, friendly shopkeeper, died in

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It was videos like this, posted online, that had

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He believed Mr Shah was disrespecting

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Ahmed was so deeply offended that he decided he had to kill him.

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A crime, the judge noted today as she addressed Ahmed, that he has

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It is clear that you are proud of what you did.

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And you do not consider what you did was wrong.

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What is particularly disturbing from some of your latest comments

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to the social worker who prepared the court report,

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is the fact that if met with similar circumstances in the future

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You seem oblivious to the fact you have devastated a family,

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the family of Mr Shah, leaving them bereft of a much-loved

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Immediately after the judge sentenced Ahmed to life

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with a minimum of 27 years, he raised his arm and shouted

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Members of Ahmed's family and community in Bradford,

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mostly left the court without comment, but this man

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He is respecting his prophet, what is wrong with that?

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Do you think the sentence was fair? No.

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There is no doubt that the barbaric murder of Asad Shah

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But the judge has accepted that it wasn't motivated by a grudge

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against the Muslim community, of which Mr Shah was a member.

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Instead, this was a specific attack on Mr Shah because Tanveer Ahmed

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believed that he had disrespected Islam.

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The judge's comments that there is no place for such

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intolerance echoed today by the community.

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He shouldn't be shown any kind of love.

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Where there is no remorse, where there is no regrets,

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then Islam says strongly that such a person should be given a proper

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sentence and that is what has been served.

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In the Shawlands area Mr Shah has been much missed by his customers

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who throughout the years he served with cheer and grace.

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The impromptu vigil after his death showed their sadness.

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His family's grief is such that they cannot bear to reopen

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More than 140,000 students in Scotland received their Higher

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but a record number of pupils have been offered a university place.

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There had been fears surrounding late changes

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This is the full -- the first time that candidates have been offered

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the full range of national courses. There had been fears

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surrounding late changes Our education correspondent

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Jamie McIvor reports. For some, the news came

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by text or e-mail. For these brave youngsters

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their good news was live Exceptional results by any standard,

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especially because their school Some students come from

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areas of deprivation. I was wondering why is that,

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and I think the single biggest influence is

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momentum that happens here. For many students across Scotland

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it was a day to remember. The overall pass rate

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was slightly down on last year, but it is still the second highest

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number of passes on record. We have over 152,000

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passes it Higher level. And we have an increase

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in vocational qualifications that There was no repeat of last year's

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Higher maths debacle. Last year the pass rate

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was just 34%. One of the things we do every year

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is review the process Last year's paper we admitted was

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more challenging than it should be. Behind the statistics lie

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the remarkable stories Darren speaks English as his second

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language and still got five Highers. I studied really hard

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and I am proud of myself. There are still questions

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over how the shake-up But today is about celebrations for

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some and commiserations for others. And if you want some

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advice from the SQA, A small team of salvage experts has

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been lowered onto an oil rig which ran aground

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on the Western Isles on Sunday. The UK Government has said the work

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to refloat it may take some time. If the weather is good tomorrow,

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it's planned to put Meetings have been going

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on throughout the day in Stornoway to decide how to tackle

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the re-flotation of the oil rig marooned on rocks at Delmore

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on the West Coast of Lewis. Mid-afternoon the coastguard

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helicopter arrived. To get the first exploratory crew of

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salvagers onto the rig. The tolling between the ship the target and the

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rig broke. aboard right now will carry out

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the work on the grounded rig. If their mission is a success more

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will be put on tomorrow to see what further work can be done before

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the weather breaks. Whatever they find, work

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will still continue. It's not easy to forecast when an

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attempt will be made to refloat. By Thursday this week we will be

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hampered by bad weather again, There will still be

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a requirement after that After that phase it is getting

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the right equipment we need to the island to do

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the re-connections and making sure we have got the right vessels

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here to try and get it out from where she is

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sitting at the moment. An enquiry is ongoing as to how it

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ended up here in the first place. The Western Isles emergency planning

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group also met this afternoon. Although it might not

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be an imminent threat. I've asked the team to have a look

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at checking the tanks and giving me reassurance that the oil is safe

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where it is. The race to move the rig

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before worse weather comes ScotRail and the RMT union have been

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holding further talks to try to resolve the industrial

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dispute that led to strike Last week, further planned walk-outs

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by train staff were called off - but a final deal has

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yet to be reached. The dispute centres on proposals

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from the operator to run more trains where drivers -

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rather than guards - It's been a mixed day for the Scots

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in Team GP at the Rio Olympics. There was huge disappointment

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for medal hope David Florence, who finished last in the C1

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canoe slalom final. But there could be medals

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for Scottish swimmers Our reporter Kheredine

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Idessane joins us live Good evening. Hello from the aquatic

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centre here in Rio. Why are we here? Because for Scots have helped Team

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GB into the final of the four by 200 metres freestyle relay. They all had

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terrific swims earlier on. You can see it now. A terrific performance

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terrific swims earlier on. You can from them in the year to qualify for

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the final, fastest. That gives them a real chance of some kind of medal

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later on this evening. We are not sure if all four Scots will make the

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final. There is a good chance that three of them well. A terrific

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evening ahead. Well done to them. Disappointment in

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another open war -- water-based event. David Florence in canoe

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slalom, he was the world champion and the favourites to pick up a

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medal. But he had a terrible run today at the Whitewater Centre. He

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came ten out of ten. A couple of mistakes and a rather crestfallen

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canoeists went to me afterwards. You get it all the time in both

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categories and I'm used to disappointment as most people who

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are competing in elite sport. Now I'm used to getting on with it and

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getting to the sea to regardless of whether I had one this will come

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last. -- capital C two. There are great guys out there. Disappointment

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for them, another four years to wait for the chance for an Olympic medal.

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Deep disappointment for David Florence. But he goes in the canoe

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double in a couple of days' time. Elsewhere on the water, good stuff

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from Katherine Grainger and Alan Sinclair, qualify for finals in

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their respective boats. But is all about before by 200 metres freestyle

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relay at about 3:30am. You might want to stay up and watch it because

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there is a chance that at least three Scots will be coming away with

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Olympic medals from Apple. Thank you.

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Now time to find out the weather prospects from Christopher.

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Generally dry tonight with clear spells. Chile in the countryside.

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But you might be able to catch the meatier shower. It lasts for about

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ten days. Tonight, clear skies are still a good chance. They are at

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their peak later in the week. It dry and bright start tomorrow but it

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won't last. Some thicker cloud with outbreaks of rain towards the West.

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Further east more likely to have a outbreaks of rain towards the West.

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dry and sunny morning. The winds are generally light as well but cloud

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will increase throughout the day. The exception is Shetland which is

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likely to hold on to the sunshine. Here is the chart through Wednesday

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morning. You will notice that cloud edging eastward through the day.

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More persistent rain likely later on through the afternoon. That's

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spreading through Northern Ireland into Cumbria, down through Wales,

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the south-west. The further east you are, reasonably dry. But cloud

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building year. For temperature is, in Scotland, maybe high teens in the

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East if you are lucky. But a going downhill day with the cloud

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building. And when the rain arrives to all parts, and it will be

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persistent. High-pressure tantalisingly close but around the

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top of the high, that is where the weather fans arrived, bringing the

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rain. In the north-west Highlands and Islands, API where warning.

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Often done on Friday with rain. Cloudy conditions in the rain -- in

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the West with some cloud. Still raining across the north-west.

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Temperatures on the up. This weekend for us looks promising.

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Our next update is during Breakfast at 6:25 tomorrow morning.

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But, from everyone on the late team here in Glasgow

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