Visa of anti-gay Muslim cleric under review, says Malcolm Turnbull
Farrokh Sekaleshfar, who toured Orlando in March and is set to give lectures in Sydney, preached that homosexual acts should be punishable by death
The immigration department is reviewing the visa of a Shia Muslim cleric who toured Orlando in March and argues that homosexual acts are punishable by death under sharia law.
British-born medical doctor and preacher Farrokh Sekaleshfar is giving lectures throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at the Imam Husain Islamic Centre in Sydney's south-west.
Sekaleshfar, who spoke in Orlando in March, told a Michigan audience in 2013 that "death is the sentence for homosexual acts" in Islam and this was "nothing to be embarrassed about".
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