The last couple of days have shown more and more ties between Green Party politicians and Islamism.
The Salafist and cleric Salman al-Ouda will on Saturday speak in Malmö, being invited by Green Party politician Kamal al-Rifai, President of the Syrian Association and a board member of the Green Party in Burlöv.
– He is a famous person. I want the gala to succeed and that we get extra money to the Syrian children, says Kamal al-Rifai.
Salman al-Ouda has been ranked as one of the world’s most influential Muslims and has millions of followers through social media worldwide.
The Imam, however, has a controversial past. Salman al-Ouda have made anti-Semitic statements and has called the Holocaust a “myth of tremendous proportions.” Earlier, Salman al-Ouda has been a source of inspiration for Osama bin Laden.
– They belonged to a group that criticized the Saudi regime for failing to live up to its high ideals. But eventually the mentor was forced to renounce his disciple.
In July 2015, during Almedalsveckan (Almedalen week), Salahaden Raoof, spokesman of the Green Party’s youth organization in Malmö, made the Rabia sign on live broadcast.
The Rabia sign is a hand gesture used by the Muslim Brotherhood.