Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Australian PM slams disgusting remarks by Senator

Australian PM slams disgusting remarks by Senator

Anning has been a Senator for Queensland since the 10th of November 2017.

The unnamed teenage hero who egged Fraser Anning at a Conservative National Party meeting in Melbourne this afternoon has been released by Victoria Police without charge.

Anning was roundly condemned for his statement, and as he spoke to reporters afterwards, a teenager smashed an egg against Anning's face.

Much of the egg bursts upon contact, and what remains of it trickles down the senator's head, leaving a wet mess on his shirt.

Several sites, including 10 News First Melbourne and Junkee, have described the teenager as a protester.

But many prominent figures in Australia's Muslim community have pointed out that Mr Anning is far from being an isolated case.

The incident came on the back of the Queensland senator supposed condemnation of the Christchurch mosque attacks in which 50 people were killed.

Adding: "Let us be clear, whilst Muslims may have been the victims today, usually they are the perpetrators".

"Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?" he tweeted later Friday.

Fraser also tweeted a number of Islamophobic messages on Friday in the hours after the attack.

"It is in everyone's best interest for Senator Anning to make no further statements on this matter". It is completely unacceptable.

"While they may be words, words create a certain environment, they embolden certain people, they give them a platform or a sense of confidence that they can do certain things", he said.

Perhaps the most notable person to criticise the disgusting, anti-Muslim remarks was none other than the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison himself.

Speaking to media at Lakemba mosque in Sydney, the prime minister said the comments were "appalling and they're ugly and they have no place in Australia".

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