Denmark art show featuring ISIS reported to police

Copenhagen art show reported to local police for plans to portray suicide bombers killed in the Brussels and Paris attacks as heroes.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

ISIS attack in Paris
ISIS attack in Paris
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A Copenhagen art show was reported to local police on Monday on allegations of encouraging terrorism for plans to portray suicide bombers killed in the Brussels and Paris attacks as heroes, AFP reported.

A Danish group of artists had planned to include brothers Ibrahim and Khalid El-Bakraoui, who detonated bombs in the deadly Brussels attacks in March, in the controversial show, according to the news agency.

Foued Mohamed-Aggad, who blew himself up at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in November, is also to be in the exhibition partly inspired by Tehran's Martyrs' Museum to people killed in Iran's Islamic revolution and war with Iraq.

The installation will have the look of a museum, using images of the bombers, replicas of their belongings and plaques to explain who they were, according to the report.

A local member of Denmark's ruling Venstre party, Diego Gugliotta, on Monday reported the event and its organizers to police for "encouraging terror".

Portraying international terrorists as heroes could push some people to "take the last step and join a terror organization," he wrote on Facebook.

The Islamic State (ISIS) group claimed responsibility for both the Paris attacks, which left 130 people dead, and the Brussels bombings, which killed 32.

Of course, Denmark itself was targeted by terrorism last year, when 22-year-old Palestinian-Danish terrorist Omar El-Hussein opened fire at a cultural center in Copenhagen, killing a filmmaker, and later shot dead an Israeli security guard outside a synagogue.

According to Ida Grarup Nielsen of artist collective The Other Eye of The Tiger, the exhibit will feature the ISIS attackers from Brussels and Paris alongside historical figures considered to have died for their cause, such as French heroine Joan of Arc and Greek philosopher Socrates.

"Our exhibit is really about describing the term 'martyr' from as many different angles as possible and through history," Nielsen said, according to AFP.

Everyone is "the hero of (their) own story," she added.

The exhibit is scheduled to go on display from May 26 until June 10 in a former abattoir in Copenhagen's trendy Meatpacking District.




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