Copenhagen gunman ‘shared jail cell with IS supporter’

The gunman who killed two people in twin attacks in Copenhagen in February had once shared a prison cell with an inmate who openly backed the Islamic State group, Danish media reported on Tuesday.

While serving time for a stabbing, Omar El-Hussein was reported three times by prison staff to the Danish Prison and Probation Service for expressing “extreme” views on Islam, TV 2 reported, citing a confidential report by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Despite an email warning that the 22-year-old’s “extremism is getting worse” he was moved to a Copenhagen prison where he was placed with a cellmate who openly sympathised with the IS group…