Australian Lawmaker Is Egged After Comments Blaming New Zealand Attack On Immigration

17 March, 2019, 13:11 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • The moment Fraser Anning was hit with the egg

It follows Friday's horrific massacres in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, allegedly perpetrated by a far-right extremist from Australia.

A teenager, who appears to be filming the event on his mobile phone, suddenly walks toward Fraser and cracks an egg on the back of his head while continuing to film. The senator then turns to the young man before swinging two punches at his face.

The Victoria Police did not identify the young man but said they released him after taking his details.

Senator Anning responded: "Well he's obviously a little on the insane side, but yeah". "Police at the front of the venue were notified, attended and arrested the 17-year-old shortly thereafter".

"Islamophobic" Australian Senator Fraser Anning who is being strongly castigated for holding Muslim immigration responsible for the New Zealand mosque shootings was egged by a teenager on Saturday, news.com.au reported.

The incident comes as Australian pols plan to censure Anning for his Friday comments linking the New Zealand mosque attacks to Muslim immigration.

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

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.

More news: Ethiopia crash black boxes sent to France for analysis

Morrison called his comments "disgusting" and that they have "no place in Australia". "Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?" he wrote.

Anning has now been assigned a federal police security detail, a precaution usually reserved for the prime minister.

Anning only received 19 votes in the last election in 2016.

But Anning reportedly doubled down on his statements on Saturday.

'We just condemn what he said and I'm absolutely delighted that his comments were condemned from the very top of government here in Australia and by the people of Australia, ' she told reporters in Canberra.

Meanwhile, the largest Change.org petition in Australia's history is now underway, with over 797,500 people signing a petition to remove Senator Anning from parliament.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison slammed the Queensland senator's comments, as did both sides of politics and the mainstream media.

Recommended:



Popular

Liverpool's Henderson out of Fulham clash with ankle injury
We didn't defend the way we do usually in the away games of the Champions League but today we did. "If you are alone against two three players, good players, it is very hard to play".

No more public engagements for Meghan Markle
So what exactly will happen when Kate, Meghan , William and Harry's " royal households " split? Though the royal family denies that there is any feud between the couples.

Combination flood warning, watch issued for Grand River watershed
The vehicle carrying the men had driven around a road-closed barrier then hit floodwaters, the sheriff's office said. Since issuing that statement, the Weather Service itself had to evacuate due to a dike failure on the Platte River.

Valve brings back game streaming with Steam Link Anywhere
Anyone with home streaming set up from their PC and either a Steam Link box or app elsewhere can play their games on the go. Steam Link Anywhere is still in its beta stage, but it should provide gamers with relatively decent streaming experience.

'Many more would have died': Hero mosque worker grabs NZ attacker's gun
Ardern said, "These are people who I would describe as having extremist views, that have absolutely no place in New Zealand". Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the suspected attacker as an "extremist right-wing violent terrorist".

LeBron James trade was contemplated by Lakers owner Jeanie Buss
Through December, the Lakers maintained the fourth seed in the Western Conference. Bosh had to retire because of blood clotting issues.

Two rockets fired from Gaza at Tel Aviv area, says Israeli army
The rocket barrage triggered air raid sirens across the city, which is Israel's densely populated commercial and cultural capital. Israeli security officials told Breitbart News the Israeli defense establishment was taken by surprise by the rocket attacks.

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman's courtroom sketches are talk of internet
It is now unknown whether or not Olivia will be expelled from University of Southern California , where she is now enrolled. So did her empire, despite Stewart's efforts to separate her personal actions from it: "Wrong - you're the brand", he said.

What they're saying about the Odell Beckham Jr
The New York Giants are trading wide receiver Odell Beckham to the Cleveland Browns in a deal with league-wide implications. The Browns found that and much more in Beckham, a home-run hitting target with a penchant for screen-melting highlights.

Gambino crime family boss fatally shot at Staten Island home
During his reign, Cali was the backbone of the heroin and Oxycontin trade, according to The New York Post . Business Insider reported in 2013 that Cali had reportedly turned down an offer to head the crime family.