Australian senator who blamed Muslims for Christchurch terror attack egged

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Australian Senator Fraser Anning was egged on Saturday, for blaming the New Zealand mosque shootings on Muslim immigration, at an event in Melbourne.

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

A small scuffle breaks out and Anning began punching the young boy for protesting his offensive comments.


The incident was captured in confronting footage showing the teen, Will Connolly, being tackled to the ground and arrested.

Fraser Anning, independent Senator for Queensland, tweeted: "Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?".

"The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting", said Mr Morrison hours after addressing the media on the attack.

Mr Morrison said yesterday his coalition government and the opposition Labor party had discussed a bipartisan motion when Parliament returns next month.

Mr Shorten was also critical of the way Senator Anning's supporters had restrained the teenager following the egging.

Earlier on Saturday, Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton instructed Senator Anning not to make any further public comment on the matter. The teenager was also filming the scene on his phone as took an aim on top of Anning's head.

Through his act of smashing a raw egg onto the back of Anning's skull, the teenager instantly became an worldwide hero.

The egging was nearly certainly in response to Anning's bad statement to the New Zealand mosque shootings, which killed 49 people on Friday. What did Anning say about the Christchurch attack?

But the remainder of his lengthy statement attacked Islam and Muslim immigrants in startling terms. "And he issued it when people are grieving", he said, adding that "our prayers are with the victims and their families".

The prime minister announced the government would censure him.

Meanwhile, a petition calling for Senator Anning to be removed from office has more than 225,000 signatures.

American actress Chelsea Peretti tweeted: "why did egg boy vid make me cry". 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".