Australian senator blames Muslims for Christchurch #MosqueAttacks

Sergio Conner
March 16, 2019

Senator Fraser Anning has been egged in Melbourne which saw protestors and supporters of the controversial identity clash in wild scenes.

Queensland Senator Fraser Anning has been slammed for his "disgusting" comments in the wake of yesterday's Christchurch terror attack, and a Change.Org petition calling for him to be removed from parliament has gathered close to 230,000 signatures in less than a day. In the Australian Parliament also.

"As always, left-wing politicians and the media will rush to claim that causes of today's shootings lie with gun laws or those who hold nationalist views but this is all cliched nonsense".

The senator also attacked the Prophet and blamed Muslim immigration for the massacre, Mr Shanmugam added in the Facebook post on Friday night (March 15).

According to government data, Muslims make up around 1.1% of New Zealand's population.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and other politicians roundly condemned Anning over his latest statement, and Morrison characterized it as "disgusting".

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"I want to absolutely and completely denounce the statements made from Senator Anning in all of the comments that he has made in his conflation of this horrendous terror attack with issues on immigration and Islamic faith". In the Australian Parliament also.

"Senator Fraser Anning has no place in the government of our democratic and multicultural country".

"While families in Christchurch mourn for loved ones they've lost, an obscure Australian Senator saw this act of terrorism and tragedy as an opportunity to blame the murder victims", Mr Shorten said.

Anning earned just 19 first-place votes in the 2016 election, but he took over the seat in 2017 after one of the initial winners was kicked out of the Senate for being a British citizen at the time of his election.

A lot of people have been asking why I don't join Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party.

The Queensland senator has previously faced criticism for proposing legislation that would have restricted non-European immigration and banned Muslim migrants and for referencing Nazi policy by touting a "final solution to the immigration problem".

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