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Christian Funeral Service For Islamic Fighter

Christian church in Hamburg holds funeral service for teenage immigrant who died fighting for Islamic State

Florent Prince N
A Christian church in Hamburg has held a funeral for a teenage immigrant who was killed fighting for the Islamic State.

A Christian church in Hamburg has held a funeral for a teenage immigrant who was killed fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). Cameroon-born, the teenager known as Florent Prince N, had been raised as a Christian but converted to Islam and became radicalised.

The multi-faith funeral service was held at St Pauli church in Hamburg, where he once worshipped, MailOnline reported. The service was organised by Sieghard Wilm, pastor of the protestant church, where Florent had once been active. Having been radicalised he travelled to Syria in May 2015. He was killed after he sent an audio message saying he had become disillusioned with Isil.

The decision to hold a funeral service for a teenager who had left the country to join a terror organisation attracted criticism and the pastor admitted to the German website SHZ.de that it had been a difficult situation.

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