Swedish party under fire for 'anti-Semitic links'
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
April 10, 2013 02:08
BERLIN – The Social Democratic party of Sweden – the country’s largest political
party – has been accused of failing to confront anti-Semitism within the party’s
Omar Mustafa, chairman of the Islamic Association in Sweden who
was recently elected to the governing board of the Social Democratic party, was
the subject of an expose in the Swedish anti-racist magazine Expo for
questionable ties to documented anti-Semites.
On Facebook, Mustafa
“liked” the page of Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian theologian who has called for
suicide bombings against Israelis.
In a recorded speech in 2009 on
YouTube, Qaradawi justified the Holocaust, saying, “Throughout history, Allah
has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption.
The last punishment was carried out by Hitler.”
Mustafa also illicited
criticism when he invited the Egyptians Salah Sultan and Ragheb al-Serjany to a
conference in Sweden.