Copenhagen Shootings Appalling Attack on Free Speech: Cameron

Published: 15th February 2015 11:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th February 2015 11:28 PM   |  A+A-


LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron today condemned the shootings in Copenhagen that left two people dead as an "appalling attack on free speech and religious freedom".       

A 55-year-old man was killed at a panel discussion about Islam and free speech yesterday, and in a second attack, a young Jewish man was killed outside Copenhagen's main synagogue early today.

Cameron said the two victims had been "murdered simply for their beliefs".          

"Denmark and Britain are both successful multi-ethnic, multi-faith democracies and we must never allow those values to be damaged by acts of violence like this," he added.          

"We offer our full support for the Danish government and Danish people as they deal with these terrible incidents."    

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talked to Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt by telephone, saying the attacks showed "contempt for human dignity" and that Germany stood by its neighbour.


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