Aussie politician claims Muslims are responsible for New Zealand shootings

Leroy Wright
March 16, 2019

He had published a statement yesterday blaming Muslim immigration for the Christchurch shooting in New Zealand which claimed 49 lives.

After the attack, he doubled down, declaring a "link between Muslim immigration and violence", despite the fact that Friday's mass shooting, described as the deadliest in New Zealand's history, actually targeted Muslims.

Senator Fraser Anning was egged by a teenage boy during a press conference in Melbourne. However, Anning didn't take the egging lightly, as he immediately retaliated by throwing two punches at the teen before he was apprehended by men in attendance and later taken into police custody.

The Victoria Police in its statement said they had arrested 17-year-old in connection to the incident.

It is not known if Mr Anning will be charged.

It came as Prime Minister Scott Morrison slammed the Queensland Senator in the wake of the fatal Christchurch mosque massacre.

In a statement on Friday, Anning had said the attack which killed 49 Muslim worshippers in the southern New Zealand city was the result of Muslim immigration into the country.

Citing a verse from the Bible, he added that "those who follow a violent religion that calls on them to murder us, can not be too surprised when someone takes them at their word and responds in kind".

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Mr Morrison said there had been discussions between Senators Mathias Cormann and Penny Wong about a bipartisan motion when Parliament returns in April.

'Australians will be utterly ashamed of this racist man.

"Those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian Parliament", he said in a Facebook post.

WATCH: This is the moment Senator Fraser Anning was egged by a teenage boy during a press conference in Melbourne.

The Australian Labor party leader, Bill Shorten, said Anning was "chasing a headline".

The 49 deaths at two mosques in Christchurch are the horrific effect of hate, Muslims Australia president Rateb Jneid said on Friday.

A number of other politicians also hit out at Anning for his disgusting remarks.

Another wrote: "Fraser Anning is a bad person in his heart".

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