As Norwegian Muslims formed a 'ring of peace' around an Oslo synagogue on Saturday in a show of solidarity with Jews a week after the twin fatal shootings in Copenhagen, a similar initiative by a Danish Muslim was denied by police for security reasons.

Copenhagen resident Niddal El-Jabri wanted to create a peace ring around the synagogue on Krystalgade, where volunteer security guard Dan Uzan was shot and killed the week before.

"I feel terribly bad that Jews are so scared and I can understand their fear. I cannot understand why there are people who are threatening them," El-Jabri told public broadcaster DR.

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