Danes to honour attack victims amid tight security

People put flowers to honour the shooting victims outside the main Synagogue of Copenhagen, on February 16, 2015One year after a Danish-born gunman killed a filmmaker and a Jewish security guard in twin attacks in Copenhagen, the country will on Sunday honour the victims amid tight security. On February 14, 2015, Omar El-Hussein, a 22-year-old Dane of Palestinian origin, opened fire with an automatic weapon on a cultural centre where Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks — reviled by Islamists for portraying the Prophet Mohammed as a dog in 2007 — was among those attending a conference on “art, blasphemy and freedom”. Danish filmmaker Finn Norgaard, 55, was killed and three policemen were wounded.

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