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“….Sekaleshfar is just small fry — some British-born cleric from Iran of such obscurity that the government had no idea he was even in Australia until after I first mentioned it on my blog in the wake of the Islamist massacre of 49 people at a gay bar in Orlando. Mind you, it’s scary that we have Australians who wanted Sekaleshfar here, given that three years ago he was filmed at the University of Michigan cheerfully calling for homosexuals to be killed, in accordance with Islamic teaching.

Let’s be tough on all homophobes

“Death is the sentence,” he insisted. “There’s nothing to be embarrassed about this. Death is the sentence …

“We have to have that compassion for people. With homosexuals, it’s the same. Out of compassion, let’s get rid of them now.”

You’re shocked, right? Yet the very next year Sekaleshfar was invited to speak about organ donation at the University of Western Sydney and last week was back again as an honoured guest lecturer at the Imam Husain Islamic Centre in Earlwood.

Hmm. What company are our academics keeping? What teachings are Sydney Muslims absorbing?

Iran hanged three people for sodomy in 2011. And gay activists say hundreds more have also been killed, although Iran’s courts are so secretive it is impossible to be sure of the number of the dead or, indeed, whether those hanged also faced other charges such as rape…”