Australian Senator egged after his comments on New Zealand shooting

Leroy Wright
March 17, 2019

(AP Photo/Mark Baker) A still image taken from video circulated on social media, apparently taken by a gunman and posted online live as the attack unfolded, shows him driving in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15, 2019.

"Fraser Anning's comments today are contemptible", said Turnbull. The senator then turned and punched the boy in the face - twice - and the teen was tackled by Anning's confederates, including far-right leader Neil Erikson, according to a reporter on the scene.

Musicians from all over the world have shown their support of Will Connolly, the 17-year-old Victorian teenager known as Egg Boy.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested after allegedly throwing an egg at Senator Anning at a speaking event at Moorabbin in Melbourne on Saturday.

The news that the prime suspect in a mass shooting at a mosque in New Zealand on Friday is Australian and comments by a fringe politician blaming the victims has sparked a fierce debate in the country over mainstream Islamophobia and concerns long raised by the Muslim community.

Mr Morrison is also in talks with senators Mathias Cormann and Penny Wong about a bipartisan motion when parliament returns in April.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison suggested Anning was unfit for office.

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On Saturday, a GoFundMe page dedicated to "Our Hero EggBoi" was created to buy the teen "more eggs" and pay for his "legal fees".

The spokesman of the Australian National Imams Council, Bilal Rauf, remarked, referring to Anning's comments, "When one looks at his statement, it may as well have been an extract from the manifesto of the person that perpetrated these heinous crimes, this act of terrorism in Christchurch".

The Labor foreign affairs spokeswoman, Penny Wong, said Anning did not represent Australia. "He should be, frankly, ashamed of himself", said Mr Morrison, who is an evangelical Christian, after visiting Sydney's Lakemba Mosque.

The controversial senator was under fire Friday for his comments in response to the deadly attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, that killed 49 people.

He was roundly condemned after invoking the phrase "final solution" in his first speech to parliament - a reference to the Holocaust - and again after attending a far-right rally in Melbourne where participants made Nazi salutes.

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

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