Islamic terrorist Omar El-Hussein was shot dead by authorities in Copenhagen recently but only after he murdered two people and injured two police officers. Yet, his funeral was attended by hundreds of Muslims, mostly young males who covered their faces. A radical Salafi cleric was there with his own photographer and had photos of him taken standing over the burial plot while holding up his index finger, known as the Islamic Sabbabah sign; it is an affirmation of the Islamic faith that there is only one God (no Son or Holy Spirit).
According to one report:
The gunman who killed two people in Copenhagen was today buried in a Muslim cemetery in the city, despite objections from the Islamic group that owns it.
Omar El-Hussein, 22, murdered two people last weekend following a bloody rampage through the Danish capital that ended when he was killed in a shootout with police.
The ceremony at the Islamic Society of Denmark was attended by approximately 500 mourners and sympathisers, before he was buried in a Muslim cemetery on the outskirts of the city.
But Ahmet Deniz, head of the Islamic Burial Fund’s support group told newspaper Jyllands-Posten, that he had concerns before the ceremony about the burial.
He said that the group said it had considered denying a request by El-Hussein’s parents to have him buried in their cemetery, but that its rules did not allow for it.
He added: ‘My concern is over extremist attitudes and actions on both sides. Both from his friends and from young Danish people who perhaps could also riot later.’
The funeral was open to the public, but reports from the scene said it was mostly attended by young men, who were described as ‘wearing large black coats with many of them having covered their faces’.
Before the ceremony, Copenhagen Police urging anyone attending to ‘show appropriate respect’ while Kasem Said Ahmad, who conducted the burial ceremony, said that he would require everyone to ‘remain silent’.
Ahmad rejected suggestions that a large turnout at the funeral would be a sign of support for the alleged killer.
He said: ‘It is support for the family, not for him. I do not think that anyone is coming to pay homage to him.’
After the burial, controversial Salafist Adnan Avdic posed for pictures at the the plot.
This turnout is perhaps more instructive than the terrorism committed by El-Hussein. These were not hundreds of mourners who attended a suicide bomber’s funeral in Gaza. This took place in Europe.