The president of the National Magnets Council of Australia is mysteriously FORBIDDEN to enter Denmark, and officials refuse to say why
- Sheik Shady Alsuleiman on two years' probation to enter Denmark since April
- Religious preachers banned if "the behavior represents a threat to public order"
- Denmark banned the public use of burkas after a law was passed in June
Andrew Prentice for Daily Mail Australia
The controversial chairman of the Imams National Council of Australia, Sheik Shady Alsuleiman, will not travel to Denmark in the short term after being banned from entering the country.
Alsuleiman, who made the headlines in 2016 after declaring homosexuals as "spreading diseases", was added to a list of the Danish government's "religious preachers" & # 39; at the beginning of this year.
The list indicates that Alsuleiman is subject to a two-year ban on entering the European country from April 10 of this year.
Sheik Shady Alsuleiman has been banned by government authorities from entering Denmark
The controversial Sheik made headlines in 2016 when he declared homosexuals "spread diseases".
It is not known if Alsuleiman has applied for a visa to enter Denmark, which as a nation formally banned the use of burqas in public spaces in June.
People who ignore the law, which went into effect on August 1, are subject to fines of 1,000 crowns (A $ 208).
Fellow European nations such as France, Germany and Austria already have similar public burka bans.
Inger Stojberg, the Danish Minister of Immigration and Integration, formally announced the ban on Alsuleiman via Facebook in April.
Inger Stojberg, Minister of Immigration and Integration, explains why the Sheikh is banned in Denmark
& # 39; Shady Alsuleiman … from today on you will not be let in so you can preach … in this country & # 39; said.
According to Danish law, a religious preacher can be included in the list of prohibited sanctions if they show a behavior that gives grounds to believe that the foreigner could pose a threat to public order & # 39;.
The Australian cleric was invited to an iftar dinner organized by then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Kirribilli House two years ago.
At that time, Turnbull said the Sheikh's views on homosexuality were "unacceptable."
Sheikh Alsuleiman did not return repeated telephone calls and text messages from Daily Mail Australia.
Sheik Shady Alsuleiman (far right) is famous for his open views on a number of issues