Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Australian senator egged after lashing out at Muslims

Australian senator egged after lashing out at Muslims

The episode happened after Anning made the comment following a shooting inside two mosques in New Zealand that killed 49 people.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants the independent senator to face "the full force of the law" over his comments the Islamic community was to blame for the New Zealand mosque massacre.

"Today's shootings in Christchurch highlight the growing fears within our community both in Australia and New Zealand over the increasing Muslim presence".

The Queensland senator condemned the actions of the gunman but added that the real reason behind the bloodshed was Muslims migrating to New Zealand.

"A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder and is due to appear in the Christchurch District Court tomorrow morning", they wrote in the post.

Teenage boy Will Connolly speaks after he was attacked following cracking an egg on Senator Fraser Anning's head.

Other men, apparently the senator's supporters or bodyguards, grappled the youth to the ground and held him in a headlock.

"Police arrested a 17-year-old male from Hampton after he allegedly threw an egg at a 69-year-old Brisbane man at an address in Moorabbin this afternoon during a planned meeting", the statement said. He has since been released without charge pending a further investigation.

A fundraising page has already been set up to raise cash to cover the teen's legal bills, should he accrue any, as well as cover the cost of "more eggs".

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

"I hope your fellow Australians respond to this disgusting statement with the same blind fury I am feeling".

On Sunday, the Leader of the Government in the Senate, Mathias Cormann, and Labor's Senate leader, Penny Wong then issued an unusual joint-statement saying Anning will now be censured by the Senate in April.

Australia's PM said that "those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian parliament". According to the Guardian, he was ousted from his political party, Katter's Australian party, for advocating immigration policies that were too openly racist.

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