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Denmark: ‘Danish Muslims encouraged to join the holy war in Syria’

1 March 2013
Presseurop
Jyllands-Posten

Jyllands-Posten, 1 March 2013

Danish Salafists support the Al-Nusra Front, an armed group close to al-Qaeda, reports the daily, which launched an investigation following the death in Syria of Slimane Hadj, who was born to a Danish mother and an Algerian father.

In courses, videos and Internet communications, the Imam of the Quba Amager mosque, in southern Copenhagen, is encouraging young Danish Muslims to take part in the jihad in Syria.

On its website, the newspaper also reports that Salafist group Hjælp4Syrien.dk is collecting money, using a poster showing a young pistol-toting Muslim who is apparently willing to die for Allah.