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The church in Normandy where Jacques Hamel was killed. Francois Mori
final resting place

French Muslims won't bury priest killer Adel Kermiche, so his body may end up in Denmark

The Danish Islamic Burial Fund says they will bury him if his family request it.

A DANISH MUSLIM group has offered to bury one of the jihadists who murdered a French priest, after Muslim leaders in France refused to do so.

Adel Kermiche, a 19-year-old jihadist, was shot dead by French police on 26 July after he and another assailant attacked a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvroy in northern France, murdering priest Jacques Hamel and seriously injuring another hostage.

After standing in solidarity with Christians mourning the victims of the attack, Muslim leaders in France have refused to grant Kermiche an Islamic burial.

“It is a human right to be buried, no matter what you have done,” Kasem Said Ahmad, who heads , told Danish daily Jyllands-Posten.

The church attack, which shocked France just days after the 14 July attack in Nice that left 84 people dead, “is an un-Islamic action that we naturally distance ourselves from,” Ahmad said.

However, he said:

If we get a request from the family to bury him, then we will do it… If they want to move his body here, he can be buried in Denmark in the Muslim cemetery.

When contacted by AFP, the organisation declined to comment.

The group last year organised the burial of Danish-Palestinian jihadist gunman Omar El-Hussein, who killed a filmmaker outside a Copenhagen free speech event and a Jewish security guard outside a synagogue.

“It is a support for the family, not for him,” Ahmad said at the time.

Some 500 people attended Hussein’s funeral.

France Church Attack Prayers were offered by Muslim leaders in France for the slain Catholic priest. Francois Mori / PA Images Francois Mori / PA Images / PA Images

Kermiche and Abdel Malik Petitjean pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State group before they attacked the Normandy church during morning mass on 26 July.

Mohammed Karabila, who leads a French Muslim group, said his community would not give Kermiche a Muslim burial.

“We will not taint Islam with this person,” he said.

© – AFP 2016

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