Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull raises his hands as he speaks during a leaders debate hosted by Facebook Australia and News.com.au in Sydney, Friday, June 17, 2016. (Lukas Coch/Pool Photo via AP)
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Australia's prime minister said Friday he would not have invited a senior imam to a multi-faith dinner if he had been aware of the Muslim cleric's anti-gay preaching.Malcolm Turnbull Thursday became the first Australian prime minister to host an iftar – the meal at which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset.Turnbull said he became aware of Alsuleiman's comments during the course of the dinner when a journalist from The Australian contacted the prime minister's media team.It happened two days after British cleric Farrokh Sekaleshfar left Sydney shortly before his visa was cancelled over anti-gay comments including advocating capital punishment for homosexual acts in public.A weekend gun attack by an American-born Muslim on a gay nightclub in Florida that left 49 dead has focused Australia's election campaign on the threat of Islamic fundamentalism.
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