Fahad Qureshi, who founded the Salafist Islam Net organisation, says his previous statements that homosexuals should be punished by the death sentence had been "misunderstood".

Islam Net, which was founded by Qureshi in 2008, holds information meetings across Norway – known for their separation of men and women – which, according to the organisation's web site, aim to make information about Islam more accessible for the public.

In a recording from one such meeting in 2013, Qureshi appears to say that supporting the death sentence for homosexuals, as well as stoning to punish adultery, was not an extreme view for Muslims but a mainstream one.

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