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

The moment Fraser Anning was hit with the egg

He says those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian Parliament.

Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull wrote: "Fraser Anning's comments today are contemptible".

Despite the motion, a censure does not include any practical consequences including a fine or suspension.

A change.org petition calling for Anning's expulsion from parliament has amassed about 250,000 signatures.

"I think the full force of the law should be applied to Senator Anning", Mr Morrison said.

While speaking as part of a press conference in Victoria on Saturday, Anning received his comeuppance when 17-year-old Will Connolly attacked him with a raw egg.

The senator then lunges for the teen and strikes him again before the two are separated.

Reports indicate that the boy has been released by police without charge.

The Senator later took to Twitter to further express his opinions.

Following the backlash, senator Anning deleted many aggressive and discriminatory tweets from his personal account.

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In a statement shared on Facebook the police also confirmed one person has been charged for the brutal crime with investigations still ongoing.

A GoFundMe campaign had raised more than A$19,000 ($13,500) for the teenager to cover the cost of legal fees and so he could "buy more eggs" by Sunday and the hashtag #EggBoy was trending on Twitter. By Saturday evening $17,000 had been donated (the goal was $2,000).

Clips of the incident spread virally in the hours afterward, and terms like "Egg Boy" and various iterations trended on social media platforms as users praised the teen for taking a crack at the Islamophobic legislator. The senator then replied in kind, punching and kicking the boy. He shouted at organisers to remove the protestor and to remove reporters.

"You'll get tackled by 30 bogans at the same time".

Police allege the boy assaulted the senator with the egg.

Hilltop Hoods have also shown their appreciation.

The Aussie politician had tried to claim the deadly attacks on two Christchurch mosques that left 49 people dead and about 50 injured on Friday were a result of New Zealand's immigration policies.

His controversial comments were widely condemned, including by Prime Minister Scott Morrison who described his statement as "disgusting". This guy is an Australian senator?

"I do wonder if he's made Australians less safe overseas", he said.

"We call on the Australian government to expel this man who blames victims for their own violent deaths, and uses references to genocide to further his hateful agenda". "Nineteen. Maybe we need to rethink our electoral system".

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