A Danish Muslim organisation on Thursday denied media reports that it had offered to bury one of the jihadists who murdered a French priest, after the group was slammed by politicians.

Jyllands-Posten, one of Denmark's main newspapers, on Wednesday reported that the Danish Islamic Burial Fund was willing to bury 19-year-old jihadist Adel Kermiche in Denmark after Muslim leaders in France had refused to do so.

"His remarks were not on behalf of the fund," the head of the Danish group, Bashir Ahmad Nazmi, told AFP in an email, referring to the interview with deputy chairman Kasem Said Ahmad, whom Danish media had referred to as the group's chairman.

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