The late Danish Jihadi Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussain
23 year old Danish born Muslim jihadist Omar Abdel Hamid El- Hussain, who was gunned down by Danish Police early Sunday morning, feigned being drunk, when he encountered police near his target, Copenhagen’s Great synagogue. That enabled him to murder Copenhagen Great Synagogue security guard, Dan Uzan. As posted earlier, 37-year old Uzan, Economcs graduate of the University of Copenhagen was the son of an Israeli father and Danish mother. He was hailed by those attending a Bat Mitzvah celebration at the synagogue as a hero for preventing further slaughter. Uzan, a volunteer at the Copenhagen synagogue was an Economist with the Danish Treasury. The Jewish Press reported what occurred in the run up to Hussein’s murderous attack that took the life of Uzan:
The Muslim terrorist who killed Jewish guard Dan Uzan outside a Copenhagen synagogue late Saturday night was able to approach and kill him by acting drunk to fool two nearby policemen into thinking that he was not a terrorist.
The policemen apparently did not understand that good Muslims don’t drink, even if they do murder.
The Copenhagen Post wrote that the Danish newspaper Politiken reported that the attacker, Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, “stumbled and weaved towards the synagogue, enabling him to get close to Dan Uzan, the man standing guard at the synagogue, and two policemen.”
El-Hussein, as The Jewish reported here, was on Denmark’s terror watch list and had a criminal record that included gang-related activities as well as offenses with violence and weapons.
El-Hussein possessed two other guns when police killed him after a massive manhunt. He is another example of a terrorist who does not fit the illusion of bleeding heart leftists who want to believe that poor education and oppression drive Muslims to radical Islam.
El-Hussein, a Danish national, was a “very talented and gifted student who did well professionally,” adult learning school director Peter Zinkernagel, told the Copenhagen Post.
However, he was expelled in 2013 because he stabbed someone, indicating that he also had a talent for violence.
El-Hussein was sentenced to two years in prison for aggravated assault, but – guess what? – he was released last month because he had completed a “long part” of his sentence.
Police have not finished investigating El-Hussein’s attacks on a Copenhagen café and the synagogue.
A related Jewish Press report reflected the emerging concerns of Denmark’s small 6,400 Jewish community in the wake of the attack at the Copenhagen synagogue. It is based on a Tazpit News report from Israel interview with a Danish Jew, “Shimon” who made aliyah to Israel and knew the late Dan Uzan:
“It’s a hard time to be a Danish Jew whether you’re in Denmark or living outside the country,” said Shimon following the deadly attacks in Copenhagen this past weekend that left Jewish security guard, Dan Uzan [z”l] dead. “Most people are shocked in the Danish Jewish community. Copenhagen is no longer this isolated paradise – there are real dangers.”
“I knew Dan from growing up in the Jewish community. He was always involved with security at Bnei Akiva events and at the synagogue,” recalled Shimon who goes to college in Jerusalem. “He was a huge guy, very strong, with a sense of humor, who always liked to joke. “People felt that if there was someone who could protect them, it was Dan,” Shimon told Tazpit. “Who is going to protect the community now?”
Note this conclusion from the Tazpit report:
Denmark has tried a soft approach with Jihadist fighters returning home to Denmark from battle in Syria and Iraq. Unlike other European countries which bar or jail returning jihadists, Denmark has not imprisoned any fighters but instead offers free psychological counseling for returnees to help them integrate back into society in cities like Aarhus.
Meanwhile on Sunday, thousands of Danes left flowers by the city’s 180-year-old Great Synagogue in central Copenhagen where Uzan had been killed. “There are questions that still remain,” says Shimon. “Will fear actually play a role in shaping the future of the Jewish community in Denmark?”