Very few regular people have their funeral attended by five hundred people unless that person is a celebrity or a public figure. Omar El Hussein, the 22-year-old gunman who went on a rampage in Copenhagen recently and killed Norwegian Filmmaker, Finn Norgaard and Don Vzan, a volunteer security in front of a synagogue before he was hunted down and shot by police was ironically given a funeral befitting of a respected personality, with about five hundred people in attendance. He was buried in a cemetery at Broendby, outside Copenhagen. Click here if you missed it!
According to Telegraph UK, most of the people at the funeral were young men in dark jacket. A man of east African origin, who refused to give his name, told AFP about the ceremony: “There were a lot of young people that you don’t normally see there… because they knew Omar. Some of them were gang members.
“They are my brothers too because they believe in Allah and the Prophet Mohammed, but their lifestyle doesn’t have a lot to do with Islam,” he said.