Australia reviews visa of Islamic scholar over homosexuality comments

Australia is urgently reviewing the visa of a British Islamic scholar who toured Orlando this year and had preached in 2013 that “death is the sentence” for homosexual acts.

Farrokh Sekaleshfar, a senior Shi’ite Muslim scholar, is giving a series of lectures at an Islamic centre in Sydney on the topic of spirituality.

Sekaleshfar said in a lecture in Michigan in 2013 that in an Islamic society, the death penalty should be carried out for homosexuals who engaged in sodomy.

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