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Löfven says Mustafa to stay on party board

Published fredag 12 april 2013 kl 11.39
Oma Mustafa was elected to the Social Democrat party board during their conference last weekend. Photo: Janerik Henriksson / SCANPIX

A member of the Social Democrats' party board has been criticised for inviting known anti-semites as speakers during his time as head of the Islamic Association. Today, Omar Mustafa spoke out to newspaper Aftonbladet.

"Nobody should be invited unless they clearly distance themselves from their previous hate speech," he says, in his first interview on the issue. And he adds that he does have to get better at ensuring that all speakers have indeed made a clean break with any bigoted past.

Social democrat leader Stefan Löfven tells Aftonbladet that he is happy to see Mustafa remain on the party board, since Mustafa has admitted he was wrong, and made it clear he is against anti-semitism.

Earlier in the week, former party leader Mona Sahlin had said that the Social Democrat leader should act to distance himself from Mustafa, and questioned whether he was a suitable person for the party board.

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