Omar Mustafa's forced resignation from the Social Democrats' governing board has prompted criticism from faith groups within the party.

"Swedish Muslims are among the most progressive in the world, and Omar Mustafa is one of the most progressive," Peter Weiderud, the leader of the Religious Social Democrats of Sweden (Socialdemokrater för tro och solidaritet) said.

"Our Muslim community is extremely saddened, disappointed and feels hugely misunderstood."

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