Sydney siege gunman was not seen at mosques, imam tells inquest
Man Haron Monis was also unlikely to have been given the titles of Muslim scholarship he claimed, senior imam tells the inquiry
None of the Muslim clerics consulted by a senior Australian imam ever saw Man Haron Monis at their mosques, an inquest has heard.
Associate professor Mohamad Abdalla also said on Monday the Sydney siege gunman's claims to be a senior Islamic scholar – including that he had attained the rank of ayatollah – were "quite difficult" to believe.
The deaths of Monis and hostages Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson are the subject of a coroner's inquest in Sydney.
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