Australian Senator Blames NZ Shooting on 'Growing Fear of Muslims' Presence'

The moment a young man broke an egg on Australian Senator Fraser Anning's head

The teenager was filming on his phone as he smashed the egg on top of Anning's head.

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.

A young man has been arrested for egging Queensland senator Fraser Anning during a political meeting the day after he blamed the Christchurch terror attacks on immigration.

"New Zealand Police alerted us to a video on Facebook shortly after the livestream commenced and we quickly removed both the shooter's Facebook and Instagram accounts and the video", Mia Garlick, Facebook's director of policy for Australia and New Zealand, said in a statement. copies of the gruesome video continued to appear on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

"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 clichéd nonsense".

"It is disgusting and has no place in the Australian Parliament and hopefully the voters will deal with this fellow in the most effective way".

British Home Secretary Sajid Javid condemned the remarks, saying that Australians would be utterly ashamed of "this racist man".

Opposition leader Bill Shorten voiced his anger at the comments.

"Let us be clear, while Muslims may have been the victims today, usually they are they are the perpetrators", he said, describing Islam as "the religious equivalent of fascism". "He does not speak for our parliament or our country".

Many chose not to share the statement at all.

He also posted a statement on Twitter in which he tried to draw a link between Muslim immigration and violence.

"Please don't do this today".

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

He said police have told the multi-faith and multicultural communities in Queensland they will do everything they can to ensure their safety, even though they know there is no credible threat at this time in the State.

"You are just appalling", wrote another.

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

Fraser also tweeted a number of Islamophobic messages on Friday in the hours after the attack.

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