Muslim Association of Sweden

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The Muslim Association of Sweden (Swedish: Sveriges muslimska förbund, SMF) is Sweden's largest Muslim organisation, which represents around 70,000 Muslims in Sweden.

In April 2006 the organization's chairman Mahmoud Aldebe wrote an open letter to Swedish political parties with demands and suggestions regarding schools for Muslim students and arrangements for divorces.[1] Other Muslim organizations in Sweden, including the umbrella organisation, the Muslim Council of Sweden, distanced themselves from the letter, and Aldebe was forced to withdraw his proposal as members of his own association opposed it.[2]

Since 2010 the organizations new chairman is Tahir Akan. He has chosen to strengthen the brand of the organization and strengthen the public supports among Muslims, specially among young Muslims and Muslim professionals by associating itself with the Muslim Peace movement Swedish Muslims for Peace and Justice (SMPJ). Together the different organizations has cooperated with social work where young professionals from SMPJ has led campaigns in mosques run by the Muslim Association of Sweden.[3]

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  1. ^ Muslim Council: no support for 'special laws', The Local, 29 April 2006.
  2. ^ Krav på muslimska lagar i Sverige skapar maktkamp - Malmö - Sydsvenskan - Nyheter dygnet runt
  3. ^ http://english.astroawani.com/budget/news/show/swedish-muslims-want-government-to-increase-number-of-muslim-foster-families-28958

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