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Muslim community refuses to bury ISIS killer who murdered French priest



COMMUNITY leaders have refused to bury one of the terrorists responsible for the murder of a Catholic priest in France.

They said they did not want to “taint” Islam by having any connection with Abdel Kermiche, the 19-year-old extremist who murdered Father Jacques Hamel in Normandy, reports The Sun.

Speaking on the decision, Mohammed Karabila, president of the local Muslim cultural association and imam, told Le Parisian: “We’re not going to taint Islam with this person.

“We won’t participate in preparing the body or the burial.”

Mr Karabila continued, insisting the mosque’s religious leadership would not be involved in any funeral proceedings.

But he admitted if the mayor’s office were to ask the mosque to receive the body, and Kermiche’s family said they wanted a burial, his mosque would be obligated to assign someone to oversee the process.

Kermiche’s family are yet to indicate whether they will hold a funeral for their son.
Local Muslims have supported the community leaders’ decision.
The pair were shot dead by police as they attempted to exit the place of worship, using nuns as human shields.

Meanwhile, the adoptive father of Abdel Malik Petitjean said news of his son’s horrific crime and subsequent death has left him “broken”.
Franck Petitjean said: “I haven’t slept in days. In three months ISIS brainwashed him.”

Officials are in the process of interviewing three people in connection with the act of terror, and another 19-year-old man has been charged with terror offences as cops rush to find the two attackers’ accomplices.

This story first appeared in The Sun.

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