Hate preacher Farrokh Sekaleshfar, above, has scarpered out of Australia after comments he made against homosexuality sparked a government review of his visa.
According to this report, Sekaleshfar, a British citizen, told Australian Broadcasting Corporation at Sydney Airport on Tuesday night that he had decided to leave after discussions with the Muslim community.
He said that he had not been asked to leave by the Australian government.
Peter Dutton, the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, said today that the cleric left before Dutton’s department cancelled his visa on last night night. Dutton said:
This individual has decided to leave of his own accord last night, which we welcome and it will be very difficult if not impossible for him to return back to our country.
The Mr Bean lookalike came under investigation over a newspaper report quoting comments he had made about homosexuality during a lecture at the University of Michigan in 2013.
Sekaleshfar, who was in Florida shortly before the Pulse nightclub shooting, has advocated death sentences for homosexuals, but like so many of these vile, lying pigs who pass themselves of as preachers, he insists that his comments were taken “out of context” and, sickeningly expressed sympathy for the families of those killed He denied his comments could have inspired such a mass shooting.
No speech, especially when you’re not inciting any hatred and it was given three years ago – that would never lead to such a massacre.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that he would investigate why Sekaleshfar had not been placed on a watch list that would have alerted authorities to his visa application.
Sekaleshfar arrived in Sydney last Tuesday as a guest speaker of the Imam Husain Islamic Centre.
Dutton said he had ordered the visa review after becoming aware on Monday of the cleric’s presence in Australia.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten questioned whether cost cutting in border security had enabled Sekaleshfar to obtain a visa.
This government has allowed … a visa to be issued to someone with despicable, abhorrent views of gay hate, of homophobia of the most violent and vile nature. The government needs to explain how this fellow got in.