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ELEANOR HALL: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has weighed into the case about a US citizen who wants to come to Australia to promote his controversial ideas about rape.

Federal Labor MPs have condemned the views as foul and abhorrent and they’ve called on the Federal Police to investigate what they describe as a ‘hate group’.

While declining to comment directly on the case, the Immigration Minister has indicated that the man will have difficulty obtaining a visa, as Nick Grimm reports.

NICK GRIMM: If you're a bloke standing in a public space in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney this coming Saturday night and a male stranger approaches you asking for directions to the pet store, chances are you're about to be Return of Kings'ed-hit.

Or in other words, you'll be "hit up" for the password of the organisation's semi-secret global gathering.

As the advice of the Return of Kings website suggests, supporters are being asked to gather at an assortment of nominated locations around Australia and the world at 8pm on Saturday evening and pose the secret question to determine whether others there are fellow-travellers or just plain old passers-by.

The advice actually states somewhat conspiratorially - if you ask someone for the pet shop and they appear confused or actually try to direct you to a real pet shop, they're not there for the meet up. And as it goes on for true believers, the correct answer should be - yes, it's right here.

And so will begin the planet-wide meeting of minds belonging to those who support the world-view of the Return of Kings organisation and its founder Daryush Valizadeh.

DARYUSH VALIZADEH: Believe it or not American women are not perfect. They have a lot of flaws.

NICK GRIMM: Also known as Roosh V, the American of Armenian and Iranian descent is a writer, blogger and self-styled expert on seducing women. As his online missives demonstrate, his views about women are provocative to say the least.

DARYUSH VALIZADEH: And what I do was compile a list of their flaws that should make you maybe reconsider dating them, so let's get started. Number one; they're fat. Fat girls are simply unattractive so why should you waste time dating a fat chick?

NICK GRIMM: Daryush Valizadeh identifies himself as a neo-masculinist, and argues rape should be legalised on private property and that women are biologically determined to follow the orders of men; views that have earned him a hostile response on at least one previous public outing on the streets of Montreal in Canada.

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PROTESTOR: This is the guy that thinks rape should be legal.

PROTESTOR 2: This guy thinks he should rape your sister.

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NICK GRIMM: Here in Australia an Online Petition calling on police to put a stop of this weekend's gatherings by his supporters has received close to 40,000.

But Daryush Valizadeh has responded by vowing to come to Australia in person to attend one of the so-called tribal meetings called for Saturday night.

He's tweeted;

TWEET (voiceover): To all attractive Australian girls in age range of 18 to 22. I'm coming to your country and am free to meet for drinks.

NICK GRIMM: On RN Breakfast this morning, Labor frontbencher Penny Wong summed up her feelings and expressed the views of many others, thus;

PENNY WONG: It's disgusting and those sorts of views and that type of campaigning and organisation has no place in Australia.

NICK GRIMM: In fact the Opposition has now written to the Federal Police commissioner and the Immigration Minister calling for urgent action against a group it says is advocating serious criminal behaviour against women and it seems Daryush Valizadeh's visa application is unlikely to be looked on favourably by the Immigration Department, judging by the comments of Minister Peter Dutton this morning.

PETER DUTTON: Australia doesn't welcome people to our country who disrespect women and the department in the past has made decisions to cancel visas of people that advocate violence, particularly against women.

NICK GRIMM: Nothing if not easily deterred, Daryush Valizadeh's vowed he'll still find his way into the country, suggesting he'll hire a private yacht in a bid to reach these shores.

But of course that's a plan that potentially could see him come face to face not with his tribe of supporters but with detention centre staff on Nauru or Manus Island.

ELEANOR HALL: Nick Grimm reporting.