Omar Mustafa has spoken out about his disappointment in the Social Democrat party, saying he felt let down by the leadership after being ousted from the party's governing board just a week after his appointment.

"My involvement in different Muslim civil society organizations was seen as a burden and they asked me to give up my position," Mustafa told newspaper Svenska Dagbladet (SvD).

Mustafa, who chairs Sweden's Islamic Association (Islamiska förbundet), resigned from all his duties with the party after mounting criticism centring on the Islamic Association's links to individuals with known anti-Semitic and homophobic views.

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