Denmark held a funeral on Wednesday for Dan Uzan, the Jewish security guard killed by a terrorist outside of a Copenhagen shul last Sunday. Uzan, 37, was a volunteer guard protecting the shul during a bar mitzvah at the time of the attack.
Uzan’s levaya was held at a Jewish cemetery in Copenhagen and was attended by hundreds of people, all of whom were guarded by police, sniffer dogs, and snipers during the ceremony.
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who had said earlier this week that “an attack on the Jews of Denmark is an attack on Denmark,” was at the funeral.
“Everybody in our community knew Dan,” said Dan Rosenberg, head of the Danish Jewish community, AFP reported. “He was always ready to do his part, he was a very fine example for the whole community.”
On Sunday, terrorist Omar El-Hussein first fired shots outside a cultural center that was holding a debate about free speech and Islam, killing 55-year-old Danish documentary film director Finn Noergaard and wounding several others. He then opened fire outside the synagogue, klling Uzan and injuring two police officers. El-Hussein, who was of Palestinian origin, was later killed in a shootout with Danish police.