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    Muslims to hold peaceful demonstration in Norway's capital to form a "ring of peace" around the local synagogue in solidarity with Jews following recent terrorist attacks in Denmark and France.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Muslims in Norway's capital, Oslo, are set to form a "ring of peace" around the local synagogue in solidarity with Jews following recent terrorist attacks in Denmark and France.

    "Muslims wish to show that we deeply deplore all kinds of hatred toward Jews, and that we are there to support them. We will therefore create a human ring around the synagogue Saturday, February 21," reads the description on a Facebook event page.

    The upcoming gathering, organized by a group of young Norwegian Muslims, is set to be attended by more than 700 people, according to its Facebook page.

    "We have received a lot of of support and empathy from many sides and it is heartening. It gives us a signal that we are not alone, and it curbs the fear," Ervin Kohn, head of Oslo's Jewish community told the Osloby newspaper.

    On Saturday, two civilians were killed when a suspected Islamist gunman opened fire at a free speech seminar and later outside a synagogue in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen.

    According to Danish police, the Copenhagen shootings may have been inspired by a string of terrorist attacks in Paris the previous month, when 17 people were killed in Islamist attacks against the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher supermarket.


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