Australian senator blames immigrants for mosque attacks

Australian senator blames immigrants for mosque attacks

Australian senator blames immigrants for mosque attacks

In the viral video, a teenage boy can be seen smashing an egg on the head of Anning as he was speaking at a press conference in Melbourne. In the wake of the shooting, she tweeted pictures of emails she received telling her - like Mr Anning's comments - that the killings were the fault of Muslims.

However, in the midst of this, Brisbane Senator Fraser Anning generated controversy for his response, which appeared to blame the victims involved. The teenager then raises his cellphone and smashes an egg on the back of Anning's head, who responds by twice striking the unknown teenager in the face.

Australian Senator Fraser Anning punched a 17 year old boy in Melbourne on Saturday after the youth cracked an egg on his person, the Guardian reported.

While most leaders expressed shock and horror at the act of terror, Anning took the opportunity to cast blame on Muslims and slam them as "the real cause of bloodshed".

Anning was strongly criticised by Australian politicians on Friday after making controversial comments about the New Zealand attacks on Twitter.

"I do wonder if he's made Australians less safe overseas", Shorten said.

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49 people are confirmed dead after at least one gunman opened fire during Friday prayers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

A fundraising page has been created to collect donations to help cover the teenager's legal fees and to buy "more eggs".

Home Secretary Sajid Javid accused him of fanning the flames of extremism, while Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the views "disgusting". "He should be, frankly, ashamed of himself", said Mr Morrison, who is an evangelical Christian, after visiting Sydney's Lakemba Mosque. "This is the effect of the Islamophobic and racist hate", Dr Faruqi wrote last Friday in a message on Twitter.

Media Watch's Paul Barry went on to say Senator Anning can "resign from parliament as soon as he cleans (the egg) off".

He entered the legislature as a member of the far-right nationalist Pauline Hanson's One Nation party but switched parties to Katter's Australian Party (KAP) shortly after being sworn in.

News.com.au political reporter Sam Clench wrote: "The Australian senator now spewing racist garbage in response to the New Zealand mosque attack got 19 votes at the last election".

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