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Australia to cancel visa to British Islamic preacher who called for gays to be executed

Islamic preacher ‘called for gays to be executed’

World / 14 Jun ’16, 12:39am

Australia Tuesday said it was reviewing a visa granted to a British Islamic preacher in the wake of the Orlando nightclub killings after it emerged he has called for gays to be put to death.

Cleric Farrokh Sekaleshfar is in Australia as the guest speaker of a Sydney Islamic centre for the Muslim holy month of Ramadaan.

People arch around City Hall, which is lit in the colours of the rainbow flag to honor the LGBT victims of the worst mass shooting in US history, after a vigil on June 13, 2016 in Los Angeles. Picture: David McNew/Getty Images/AFP. Credit: AFP

He has previously made comments suggesting that death was a “compassionate” sentence for homosexuals, the Australian newspaper reported.

“I can say to you we have zero tolerance for people to come to Australia who preach hatred. Zero tolerance,” said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull when asked about Sekaleshfar.

Dr Farrokh Sekaleshfar

[Cleric Farrokh Sekaleshfar]

“His visa is a legal matter and has to be dealt with in the appropriate way, but his visa is being reviewed at the request, the direction, I should say, of the (immigration) minister, even as we speak,” he told reporters.

Labor opposition leader Bill Shorten said the cleric should never have been allowed into Australia, if he made such comments.

“I don’t know how on earth that fellow got a visa,” he said.

“I think the government needs to get on to it quick smart and this person, in my opinion, is not welcome in Australia holding those abhorrent views,” he added, speaking to reporters in Perth.

The Australian revealed Sekaleshfar’s presence in Sydney as the world reeled in shock after 49 people were killed and 53 wounded by Omar Mateen when he opened fire in a popular gay Florida club on Sunday.

US President Barack Obama branded it an act of terror and hate.

Sekaleshfar told the newspaper his comments on homosexuals during a 2013 lecture at the University of Michigan had been taken out of the “academic and theoretical” context they were given in.

“I said in Islam this is the ruling … we believe homosexuality, like adultery and a long list of other things, they are sins … it is just one of them,” he said.

“Never do I incite violence against them. I say don’t hate the actual sinner, hate the act … compassion is the first cause of action.”

The newspaper reported that during his lecture at Michigan Sekaleshfar said “death is the sentence” when asked about homosexuality, adding: “Out of compassion, let’s get rid of them now”.

8 thoughts on “Australia to cancel visa to British Islamic preacher who called for gays to be executed

  1. Australia Govt – your team is always late to take measure against the ideology of hate. Islamic teacher should never be allowed in Australia. This religion teaches hatred and is divisive to mankind. Why allow so many mosques and potential terrorists. Must follow D Trump action to check of these potential terrorists.


  2. Good you don’t need trash in your country to bad Canada doesn’t do this our idiot pm welcomes all of them even though there’s no houses for them …They have to live in hotels
    And want to go back

    – Jacquie



  3. “I don’t know how on earth that fellow got a visa,” he said.” – Political correctness drives, or plays a substantial role, in all policies of all Western governments, and fully supported and propagated by the MSM. The voices of dissent, even in organizations as crucial to internal security in the United States as the FBI, are all stifled, their tongues too timid to speak the truth. Rationality and moral courage are in short supply. Rhetoric and sophistry of traitors like Merkel and Obama overrule and quash debate


    • The sneaky bastard was interviewed on our ABC just before he flew out. When the interviewer asked him about his homophobia, Sekaleshfar’s twisted answer was ‘we don’t hate homosexuals, but it’s a disease that has to be removed, hence we execute them… and they are then forgiven’.
      Need I say more?


  4. Glad to report that he left Australia by plane on the same night. The government gave him the chance to leave under his own steam and not have ‘deported’ stamped in his passport. Might have been better if they had deported him then he wouldn’t be allowed into other countries to promote his hatreds under the guise of preaching.


  5. Glad he was caught n denied passage to UK… A GAY killing agenda is just a doorway to kill all people because all people are in the iron sights of their Jihaddy madness …


    • Sad to tell you he IS a British national so can’t be refused entry to the UK. Personally I’d deport him to whichever country his parents came from.


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