An Islamic preacher who has said homosexuals should be put to death has left Australia.
British-born Shia cleric Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar lectured in April near Orlando, Florida and was being extensively quoted in the aftermath of the wake of sunday’s killing. He visited Australia as a guest of the Imam Husain Islamic Centre of Sydney.
Media reports on Wednesday said the country was left by Sheikh Sekaleshfar after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ordered a review of his visa.
But Mr Dutton defended his department against accusations a visa for the sheik should never have already been approved.
‘It’s difficult for the department to go through the Facebook or social media postings of millions of millions of people each year who seek visas,’ Mr Dutton told Sky News.