Yes, he was a radical, but no it had nothing to do with the shootout, say police.
How laughable is that?
The Danish man who shot two police during a drug raid in Copenhagen’s Christiania district earlier this week was an Islamic State group member, the jihadist-linked Amaq news outlet claimed on Friday.
The 25-year-old, named by local media as Mesa Hodzic, shot two police officers and a civilian on Wednesday, and died Friday of gunshot wounds he sustained during his arrest.
“The perpetrator of the attack that targeted the police in Copenhagen is a soldier of the Islamic State and carried out the operation in response to calls to target the countries of the coalition,” Amaq said, citing an unnamed source, referring to an international alliance battling Isis in Syria and Iraq.
Copenhagen Police said Hodzic had links to the radical Islamist group Millatu Ibrahim and that he sympathised with IS, but that there was no evidence that extremism had inspired the shooting.
Police on Friday had no immediate comment to Amaq’s claim, but terrorist monitoring organization SITE Intelligence Group expressed doubts about the report from the news outlet, which many terrorism experts say operates as Isis’s defacto media arm.
The 25-year-old came to Denmark from Bosnia and Herzegovina aged four, and was arrested in 2010 along with his father and brother on suspicion of repeatedly stabbing a man with a kitchen knife, but was later freed, according to Danish news agency Ritzau.
He had also been arrested on suspicion of committing a violent assault with a knife in 2007.
Every shooting involving a Muslim sends the message that Europe made a huge mistake in allowing them to come and settle in the West. The only way to rectify a mistake like that is to reverse it.
Send the Muslims home, but do it before they overrun the West.