A controversial Iranian doctor came to central Florida last week to send a message of Sharia to Muslims there. He believes the compassionate thing to do to gays is to kill them….no kidding! The big problem is that a Muslim organization didn’t see anything wrong with having him speak.
Dr. Sekaleshfar’s talk was scheduled for 8:30 p.m. last Tuesday in Sanford, Florida and was titled “How to deal with the phenomenon of homosexuality” on the Islamic Center’s website, but specifics were not given.
A leader at the Islamic Center said that he believes they have the right to have anyone speak and that Tuesday’s talk was a private event.
He did not believe there was any reason to be concerned that Sekaleshfar’s talk could incite violence.
Dr. Farrokh Sekaleshfar was born in Manchester, United Kingdom. He received his MBBS (Medical Degree) in 2000 from the Imperial College of London and currently lives in Iran.
Sekaleshfar was blunt in the 2013 speech, admitting that under Islamic law, the punishment for homosexuality was death:
“We see the physical killing as something brutal, and this is the point when human hatred toward the act has to be done out of love,” he said in the 2013 talk. “You have to be happy for that person … we believe in an afterlife, we believe in an eternal life … and with this sentence, you will be forgiven and you won’t be accountable in the hereafter.”
In that way, “It’s for his own betterment that he leaves,” Sekaleshfar said.
“We have to have that compassion for people. With homosexuals, it’s the same,” he said. “Out of compassion, let’s get rid of them now.”
He spoke at The University of Michigan in Dearborn in 2013:
A discussion delivered at the University of Michigan in Dearborn by Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar focusing on the sin of homosexuality from an Islamic perspective. Presented by the students for Academic Awareness.