Immigration Minister Peter Dutton indicated on Tuesday that the controversial legal rape advocate Daryush Valizadeh could be stopped from entering Australia. Dutton said that he will continue to monitor his case even though the immigration department confirmed that no one under the name of Daryush Valizadeh has applied for a visa yet.
The self-proclaimed “neo-masculinist,” also known as Roosh V, confirmed plans to visit Canberra over the weekend to attend a meeting of like-minded individuals. He is the creator of the legal rape advocacy group, “Return of The Kings,” which believes that women are biologically determined to obey men and that rape should be made legal on private property. The group also believes that a woman’s value depends on her beauty and fertility. The group had organised “tribal meetings” for Saturday in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
“Australia doesn’t welcome people to our country who disrespect women,” the ABC quoted Dutton as saying earlier on Tuesday. “The department in the past has made decisions to cancel visas of people that advocate violence, particularly against women.”
Valizadeh, confirmed his plans to visit Australia saying, “I don’t have time to talk. I’m busy getting ready for my last-minute trip to Australia. I want to personally conduct a meet-up in Canberra.”
The 36-year-old legal rape advocate added that he cannot be stopped and will find a way to enter the country. When asked whether he questioned the resolve he is bringing to Australia, he told the News Corp, “Nope, not at all. It just steels my resolve instead. I will humiliate your country like I did to Canada last summer.”
An online petition was launched calling for a ban on Valizadeh from holding meetings in Australia with the members of the group. The petition has been signed by more than 50,000 supporters.
Greens senator Larissa Waters warned any man who is thinking of attending the meetings that it is a criminal offence to encourage violence.