Muslim leaders in Normandy have refused to bury one of the church attackers who murdered a priest during morning mass.
Convicted terrorist Adel Kermiche, 19, and Abdelmalik Petitjean took hostages when they stormed Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray church before being shot dead by police.
Now, one prominent Muslim leader from the town has refused to bury Kermiche in order not to "taint" Islam.
"We won't participate in preparing the body or the burial", he said.
Khalid El Amrani, a 25-year-old local Muslim, said it was "normal" that they did not want to participate in the burial.
"What this young man did was sinful; he is no longer part of the community", he said of Kermiche, who grew up on an estate in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.
According to Islamic tradition, Muslim burials should take place as soon as possible after death and be organised by the local Islamic community.
Meanwhile, the funeral of slain priest Father Hamel is set to take place on Tuesday afternoon.
He will not be buried in his local St Etienne, however, but at Rouen Cathedral, according to a church diocese statement.