An Australian senator who sparked outrage for blaming the New Zealand mosque shootings on Muslim immigration has been hit on the top with a uncooked egg.
Footage caught by TV cameras confirmed a 17-year-old boy cracking an egg on Fraser Anning’s head earlier than the impartial senator appeared to punch within the face.
A quick scuffle ensued and the boy was arrested earlier than being launched with out cost pending investigation.
Within the wake of the outrage, which left 49 people dead at two mosques in Christchurch, Mr Anning tweeted: “Does anybody nonetheless dispute the hyperlink between Muslim immigration and violence?”
In a press release shared by an Australian journalist on Twitter, the Queensland senator additionally wrote: “As at all times, left-wing politicians and the media will rush to assert that the causes of immediately’s shootings lie with gun legal guidelines or those that maintain nationalist views however that is all cliched nonsense.
“The true explanation for bloodshed on New Zealand streets immediately is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics emigrate to New Zealand within the first place.”
Earlier Saturday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, together with politicians world wide, condemned Mr Anning for his feedback.
“The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous assaults by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting,” mentioned Mr Morrison hours after addressing the media on the assault.
The remarks have been additionally denounced by UK Dwelling Secretary Sajid Javid, who accused the senator of stoking extremism.
Mr Javid tweeted: “At a time for grieving and reflection, this Australian senator @fraser–anning followers the flames of violence & extremism.
“Australians can be completely ashamed of this racist man. On no account does he symbolize our Australian mates.”
Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison added: “These views don’t have any place in Australia, not to mention the Australian Parliament.”
Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull wrote: “Fraser Anning’s feedback immediately are contemptible.
“He’s a shame to the Senate and what’s worse by spreading hatred and turning Australians towards one another he’s doing precisely what the terrorists need.”