At least 500 people turn up at Muslim cemetery for burial of Copenhagen gunman – despite objections from Islamic group that owns it

Outspoken Salafist Adnan Avdic (R), who arrived with his own photographer, poses next to El-Hussein’s grave

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…

unnamed-7 Mourners carried El-Hussein’s white coffin on their shoulders to the grave

unnamed-8The funeral prayer was so well attended that many people had to stay outside the building