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Scottish police investigate killing of Muslim shopkeeper

  • A vigil is held outside the shop where Asad Shah worked in Glasgow, Saturday March 26, 2016. Scottish police say the killing of a Muslim shopkeeper who wished Christians a happy Easter is being investigated as “religiously prejudiced.” Vigils were held Friday and Saturday in memory of 40-year-old Asad Shah, who was killed Thursday night in Glasgow. (John Linton/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    A vigil is held outside the shop where Asad Shah worked in Glasgow, Saturday March 26, 2016. Scottish police say the killing of a Muslim shopkeeper who wished Christians a happy Easter is being investigated as “religiously prejudiced.” Vigils were held Friday and Saturday in memory of 40-year-old Asad Shah, who was killed Thursday night in Glasgow. (John Linton/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer stands outside the shop where Asad Shah worked in Glasgow, Saturday March 26, 2016. Scottish police say the killing of a Muslim shopkeeper who wished Christians a happy Easter is being investigated as “religiously prejudiced.” Vigils were held Friday and Saturday in memory of 40-year-old Asad Shah, who was killed Thursday night in Glasgow. (John Linton/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    A police officer stands outside the shop where Asad Shah worked in Glasgow, Saturday March 26, 2016. Scottish police say the killing of a Muslim shopkeeper who wished Christians a happy Easter is being investigated as “religiously prejudiced.” Vigils were held Friday and Saturday in memory of 40-year-old Asad Shah, who was killed Thursday night in Glasgow. (John Linton/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

Scottish police say the killing of a Muslim shopkeeper who wished Christians a happy Easter is being investigated as "religiously prejudiced."

Vigils were held Friday night in memory of 40-year-old Asad Shah, who was killed Thursday night in Glasgow.

He had apparently posted messages on Facebook calling for religious harmony: "Good Friday and very happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation x!"

Police say a 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with Shah's death. The suspect, who police say is Muslim, has not been identified or charged.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined the vigil in support of Shah and his family. Many lit candles and left flowers.

The police promise a full investigation into Shah's death.