Australian senator who blamed Muslims for Christchurch terror attack egged


After the attack, he doubled down, declaring a "link between Muslim immigration and violence", despite the fact that Friday's mass shooting, described as the deadliest in New Zealand's history, actually targeted Muslims.

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

Home Secretary Sajid Javid accused him of fanning the flames of extremism, while Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the views "disgusting".

In case you missed it, the teenager made his way into the press conference part of Anning's event, whipped out his phone, and calmly smacked an egg onto the racist senator's pate. Twitter has confirmed that an account matching the suspect's name has been deleted, and numerous media outlets report that the account had tweeted a white nationalist manifesto in the moments before the attack.

Dr Jneid also encouraged all mosques and places of worship in Australia to be extra vigilant - and for members of the Muslim community to be particularly mindful of their safety in the coming days.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten voiced his anger at the comments.

"This act of terror on innocent worshippers is an atrocity and we grieve with the victims and their families", Dr Jneid said in a statement.

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"He deserves the contempt and condemnation of decent people everywhere". I H Kauser said in a statement that unity against bigotry was critical at this sad time.

A number of other politicians also hit out at Anning for his disgusting remarks.

Many chose not to share the statement at all.

Anning continued to say that Muslims are usually the perpetrators of violence and that Islam is "the religious equivalent of fascism". Show some dignity and compassion.

The Prime Minister and foreign minister Marise Payne joined the congregation at Lakemba Mosque for prayers on Saturday.

While Senator Anning is up for re-election this year, the only interim action available to parliament is a censure motion for his remarks.

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