No charges over Dane’s ‘Je suis’ gunman comment

A Danish man whose Facebook comments appeared to back the gunman behind the deadly Copenhagen attacks will not face charges of condoning terrorism, a prosecutor says.

The unidentified man had posted comments including “Je suis Omar” and “We are all Omar” on his Facebook page, referring to Omar El-Hussein, who killed two people in the twin shootings on February 14 and 15.

“Rest in peace our dear brother Omar Abdel El-Hussein,” he wrote in a caption to a picture of El-Hussein, which included in Arabic the phrase “May Allah have mercy on you”.

Prosecutor Jan Reckendorff says the 27-year-old “has explained that the Facebook announcement in no way was meant as support for the presumed perpetrator” and that he denounced the attacks.

The prosecution also takes into account the fact that the man deleted the posts after realizing they were “creating a stir,” Reckendorff says in a statement.


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