The Muslim ‘scholar’ who preached against gays in Orlando weeks before Sunday’s massacre was a British-born Muslim who now blames the media for “defamation”, claiming his alleged support for killing gays was an “academic exercise – not a personal opinion, verdict or in support of violence”.
Farrokh Sekaleshfar is a trained medical doctor and Shia Muslim ‘scholar’ from Manchester in the north of England. He now claims to live in Iran, but is currently in Australia after leaving the U.S. last month as he continues his tour of the West, propagating his views on homosexuality and Islam.
This Sunday, Orlando witnessed the largest targeted killing of homosexuals in the Western world since the Holocaust. In March, just weeks before the attack, the Husseini Islamic Center invited Mr. Sekaleshfar to give a talk just outside Orlando, entitled: ‘How to Deal with the Phenomenon of Homosexuality’.
Eyewitness News on WFTV first picked up his history of appearing to advocate the killing of gay men on the 29th of March, which was reported by Breitbart on the 6th of April.