Sweden’s Islamic Federation is included on the list because of its alleged ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, which has branches across the Middle East and beyond. Those branches range from electoral to armed groups.
However, the chairman of the Swedish Islamic federation, Omar Mustafa, told news agency TT that his group has nothing to do with the Brotherhood.
Mustafa stepped down from the Social Democrats’ executive committee after facing criticism for inviting homophobic and anti-Semitic speakers to address the Islamic Federation.
The UAE supports Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former army chief who took over leadership of Egypt after leading a coup against the Muslim Brotherhood.
A group representing Finland’s Tatar national minority has also been included on the UAE terrorist list, TT reports. Finland's foreign minister said it must be a mistake and maybe a misprint. A Norwegian Muslim umbrella organisation has also been listed by the UAE, which confused it with another Norwegian group.