Australian senator hit with egg after blaming NZ attack on Muslim immigration

Sergio Conner
March 16, 2019

A spokesperson from Victoria Police said the teen was apprehended and released. No motive was offered for the egging.

Fraser Anning, the Senator for Queensland, had an egg slapped off his head today by a teenager, likely in response to the Australian politician's comments made in the wake of the New Zealand mosque shooting in Christchurch.

Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull wrote: 'Fraser Anning's comments today are contemptible.

He is unlikely to be reelected when Australians go to the polls in a vote expected this May.

He said while others are mourning and expressing sympathy for the families and loved ones of the victims of this heinous hate crime, Senator Anning's remarks were highly insensitive as well as totally unwarranted and racist. "And he should be, frankly, ashamed of himself" he said.

National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Australia and Grand Imam Mr. In his statement, he said that Islam is a religion equivalent to fascism.

On Saturday, a New Zealand court charged the primary suspect in the shootings with murder.

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Anning was elected in 2017 by a fluke of Australia's proportional voting system, having received only 19 first preference votes. That one, who, yesterday issued a statement, blaming the Christchurch attack on lenient immigration policy?

Opposition leader Bill Shorten voiced his anger at Mr Anning, saying he was "chasing a headline".

Last year, in a Parliament speech, he reportedly called for a "final solution" to Muslim immigrants, recalling the term used by Holocaust-era Nazis to describe the extermination of Jews in Europe.

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At least part of the shooting was live-streamed on social media.

Coleman didn't specify which comments he was referring to.

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