Mohamed Omar

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Mohamed Omar, born 1976, Swedish is a critic, essayist and poet of Swedish-Iranian origin. Omar is the author of three collections of poetry. He was also the editor of the Muslim journal Minaret from 2006-2008.

Omar previously described himself as a "radical muslim" and supporter of the islamist movements Hamas and Hezbollah, seeing the late Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini as a role model for islamist resistance movements.[1]

In an article in the newspaper Folket i Bild/Kulturfront, on July 17, 2012, he withdrew from his islamist standpoint and retracted his antisemite vindications, saying "I ask for forgiveness for having promoted antisemite ideas".[2] In the publication "En opieätares bekännelser" (An opium eater's confession) he develops this new point of view and the reasoning behind it.


  1. ^ Expressen, January 9, 2009: Gaza har gjort mig radikal (Swedish)
  2. ^ "Jag ber om ursäkt för att ha torgfört antisemitiska idéer"

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