Australian politician sparks outrage when he blames ‘Muslim immigration’ for mosque attack

Senator Fraser Anning was egged by a teenage boy during a press conference in Melbourne

Senator Fraser Anning was egged by a teenage boy during a press conference in Melbourne

Fraser Anning is a piece of shit.

(AP Photo/Mark Baker) Police escort witnesses away from a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019.

Perhaps the most notable person to criticise the disgusting, anti-Muslim remarks was none other than the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison himself.

This is an official press release from an elected senator in Australia.

Queensland Senator Fraser Anning has claimed that it is New Zealand's policy towards refugees that led to the deadly Christchurch massacre, which, he claims, highlighted the "growing fear over an increasing Muslim presence" in Australian and New Zealand communities.

In a statement shared by an Australian journalist on Twitter, the Queensland senator also wrote: 'As always, left-wing politicians and the media will rush to claim that the causes of today's shootings lie with gun laws or those who hold nationalist views but this is all cliched nonsense.

A police statement said the boy was arrested but was released without charge pending further enquires. "Those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian Parliament".

Opposition leader Bill Shorten voiced his anger at the comments.

Australian Senator Fraser Anning who was strongly criticiced for blaming the New Zealand mosque shootings on Muslim immigration was egged on Saturday at an event in Melbourne, news.com.au reported.

"Rather than demonstrating empathy and compassion, he has chosen instead to vent his racist prejudice and hatred against Islam and Muslims by blaming the victims instead of the criminal perpetrators", he said in a statement today.

"I find him absolutely disgraceful", Gilbert said.

Anning was speaking to media and reportedly talking about "fake refugees" and the "threat of immigration" when the violence broke out.

"It is heart-breaking that people, praying in a mosque, should be mowed down".

"We also know that at times like these there is heightened concern in certain communities for backlash, for comment, for perhaps even assaults to occur".

In another tweet he doubled down saying Friday was not an "excuse" to forget lives lost to "Islamic terrorist attacks".

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