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 to 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 17 July 2012, he withdrew from his Islamist standpoint and retracted his antisemite statements, 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.


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