Christchurch shooting: Sajid Javid slams Australian Senator Fraser Anning over comments

Clay Curtis
March 17, 2019

For Anning, however, the attacks happened because of "Muslim migration".

The teenager who egged Senator Fraser Anning after he blamed immigration for the Christchurch Mosque massacre has seen his social media following grow by tens of thousands. In the wake of the shooting, she tweeted pictures of emails she received telling her - like Mr Anning's comments - that the killings were the fault of Muslims.

A 17-year-old, who has not been identified by authorities, performed the egging during a Saturday event in Melbourne.

The teenager at the centre of an egg attack on controversial Queensland Senator Fraser Anning has inspired people to reach into their pockets and donate more than $25,000 in support of him.

Senator Anning was being interviewed by a Melbourne newspaper reporter at Moorabin when the 17 year-old boy from Hampton, an affluent suburb in Melbourne, broke a raw egg over the back of his head.

The young male was then led away by Victoria Police staff.

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"I would normally not want to give this any oxygen, but I want to absolutely and completely denounce the statements made by Senator Anning", said Morrison. Stating that he was opposed to "any form of violence", Anning claimed that the atrocity highlighted the "growing fear over an increasing Muslim presence", in both New Zealand and Australia.

'Resign. You do not deserve to stand representative of the Australian people, ' another person said.

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

Meanwhile, Australian Labor party leader Bill Shorten suggested Anning's statement was a contrived - and successful - effort to garner attention from a global press. Supporters have launched a GoFundMe "Money for EggBoi" page to raise funds for legal fees and "more eggs". "He should be, frankly, ashamed of himself".

After the mass shooting on Friday, far-right Sen.

Speaking to media at Lakemba mosque in Sydney, the prime minister said the comments were "appalling and they're ugly and they have no place in Australia. This is the outcome of the Islamophobic and racist hate", Dr Faruqi wrote last Friday in a message on Twitter. Dubbed "Egg Boy" by the internet at large, videos of him egging Anning have garnered worldwide attention.

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