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Florida: Iranian doctor on Islam: Killing gays is an act of ‘compassion’


 

Iranian doctor’s planned talk on Islam and homosexuality outrages some in Sanford

Updated: Mar 29, 2016 – 6:54 PM
WFTV9 ABC

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —

When Dr. Farrohk Sekaleshfar took the podium Monday night at the Husseini Islamic Center in Sanford to give a talk on women’s issues, attendees said his talk was well-received.

The discussion he was slated to have at the Center Tuesday, though, caused a stir in the city, with some calling English-born Sekaleshfar’s stance “reprehensible.”

Homosexuality as it applies to Islam is a topic Sekaleshfar has been addressing since at least 2013, when he addressed a crowd at the University of Michigan.

The rhetoric in that talk, which was posted on YouTube, was something that resident Alan Komman could not believe was coming to Sanford.

Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar

[Iranian doctor and Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar]

Sekaleshfar was blunt in the 2013 speech, admitting that under Islamic law, the punishment for homosexuality was death.

At the same time, he pointed out that it was the act that should be hated, not the person.

“Because the sinner is Allah’s creation,” he said. “You could never hate Allah’s creation.”

Even the punishment for the act of homosexuality is one of love, Sekaleshfar argued.

“We see the physical killing as something brutal, and this is the point when human hatred toward the act has to be done out of love,” he said in the 2013 talk. “You have to be happy for that person … we believe in an afterlife, we believe in an eternal life … and with this sentence, you will be forgiven and you won’t be accountable in the hereafter.”

In that way, “It’s for his own betterment that he leaves,” Sekaleshfar said.

“We have to have that compassion for people. With homosexuals, it’s the same,” he said. “Out of compassion, let’s get rid of them now.”

At the same time, he said it was different if the homosexual act was done in private.

“Because you can’t enter people’s houses to see if they’re occupied in the act,” he said. “Inside their houses they can do whatever they want, they’re free.”

To be convicted of committing a homosexual act under Islamic law, four people have to witness it, he explained.

That rarely happens, he said.

Sekaleshfar’s talk scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Sanford was titled “How to deal with the phenomenon of homosexuality” on the Islamic Center’s website, but specifics were not given.

Sekaleshfar could not be reached for comment.

A leader at the Islamic Center told Channel 9 that he believes they have the right to have anyone speak and that Tuesday’s talk was a private event.

He did not believe there was any reason to be concerned that Sekaleshfar’s talk could incite violence.

In the 2013 talk, Sekaleshfar did not see Islam’s take on homosexuality as a condemnation of homosexuals.

“True, people can’t be judged and all people are good,” he said. “They’re God’s creatures and that’s why everyone is good … so, is Islam homophobic? This is inaccurate, because there’s no hatred against such people.”

People like Komman, disagree.

“It’s appalling,” he said. “In fact, it’s inciting violence against gays, and I find that reprehensible.”

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A discussion delivered at the University of Michigan around 2014 in Dearborn by Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar focusing on the sin of homosexuality from an Islamic perspective. Presented by the students for Academic Awareness.

Funny, Sheikh Sekaleshfar sounds gay himself.

Dr. Farrokh Sekaleshfar was born in Manchester, United Kingdom. He received his MBBS (Medical Degree) in 2000 from the Imperial College of London.

 

11 thoughts on “Florida: Iranian doctor on Islam: Killing gays is an act of ‘compassion’

  1. “To be convicted of committing a homosexual act under Islamic law, four people have to witness it, he explained.” – OK, so four male Muslims merely need to coordinate their lie about witnessing it.

    ““True, people can’t be judged and all people are good,” he said. “They’re God’s creatures and that’s why everyone is good…” – So, don’t take it personally when a Muslim decides you need to die or tries to kill you.

    “..… and with this sentence, you will be forgiven and you won’t be accountable in the hereafter.” – OK, that will alleviate your victims’ horror and suffering and keep your infinitesimally small conscious clean while and after you try to butcher them. Sociopathy is easy to rationalize with Islam.

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    • They only care about attacking Christians and Christianity. That and forcing Christians to choose between their soul, if that is what they believe, and their business. Which is why I no longer care about any of their causes.

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  2. He better watch his back.. If any of those “sinners” hear what this “man” said about them, one of them might just show their manly side. I can’t see gays going into any muslim speeches, or talks though.

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  3. I truly believe that the US should encourage Iran and Saudi Arabia to annihilate each other. It would be a huge win for the Non-Muslim (sane) world.

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  4. Three types of Muslims: The torturers, murderers, beheaders. Second–the moderates. They hold your feet for the radicals. Third–the liberal Muslims. They decry violence and say Islam is a religion of peace–all the while acting as lookouts for the other two.

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    • Gooood one! I like that…I’m laughin! May I have permission to take that and spread it? You must be REALLY intelligent. Did you make that up yourself? Go ahead, give yourself the credit..

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