Ahmed Rami

Ahmed Rami
Ahmed Rami

Ahmed Rami (born December 18 1946, Tafraout, Morocco) is a Swedish writer and publicist of Moroccan descent. He founded and maintains the websites rami.tv and Radio Islam.

Rami was born in Morocco where he was an an army officer and still claims to have close ties with General Mohamed Oufkir. He sought and obtained political asylum in Sweden in 1973, after claiming to have participated in a failed coup against the Moroccan king Hassan II.

Rami was charged in 1989 by the Swedish Minister of Justice for hate speech (hets mot folkgrupp). The charge was based in particular on programs aired on his then radio channel Radio Islam but also on passages of his book “What is Israel?” (Vad är Israel?). Among those who defended Rami's right to free speech was Swedish author Jan Guillou. Rami was sentenced to six months jail in 1990. In addition his radio station was closed, but resurfaced in 1996 as a website.

Rami is an outspoken supporter of Holocaust deniers such as Ernst Zündel, Fred Leuchter and David Irving, prominent Nazi Otto Ernst Remer, Neo-Nazi Jürgen Rieger and war criminal John Demjanjuk. He is also the author of the book “Taboo thoughts” (Tabubelagda tankar), where he claims that criticism of Israel is surrounded by taboos.