Young Danes praise Copenhagen shooter

A group of young Danish and Arabic-speaking men have taken to Facebook to praise Copenhagen shootings gunman Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein. Experts fear the weekend’s terrorist act might inspire similar attacks.

“You deserve a place in paradise.”

“Rest in peace, great hero.”

These are some of the statements posted celebrating El-Hussein following the weekend’s terrorist attacks. Some of the posts are accompanied by the black flag of Islamic State…

Related: On Eve of Synagogue Attack in Denmark, Copenhagen Imam Incited Against Jews: During a Friday, February 13 sermon – one day before the weekend’s terror attacks in Copenhagen – Hajj Saeed, the Imam of the Al-Faruq Mosque in the city, rejected interfaith dialogue with Jews, watchdog MEMRI TV reported, publishing footage of the lecture.

From his pulpit, Saeed called interfaith dialogue a “malignant idea,” and claimed that, “the people responsible for interfaith dialogue want to make all religions equal. [By doing so] they want to equate Truth with Falsehood. Between heresy and deception, between the religion of the Prophet Muhammad and man-made laws, legislated by these criminals in order to rule the world.”

Behind Saeed hung a black flag, commonly associated with the Islamist extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, an international pan-Islamic political organization with the goal of uniting all Muslim countries under the aegis of an Islamic State. His sermon was posted on the internet by the group’s Scandinavian chapter…