Swedish electoral authorities have refused to register the Muslim-led "Jasin" party from taking part in next year's Swedish election after radical Islamists had tried to take it over.

The Muslim party announced last week it would field candidates in next year's Swedish national election and sought to register as an official Swedish political party.

The agency refused after not receiving the proper paperwork – but that might be the least of the party's problems as it tries to cope with its more radical members, Swedish newspaper Varlden Idag reports.

Spokesman Mehdi Hosseini said: "We have had some problems in our party. Radicals tried to take over." When asked if there were Muslims within his party who would like to see Sweden subject to Shariah law, he replied that there were.

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