Thursday, 18 April, 2019

'Egg Boy' a Hero in Egypt after Egging Racist Australian Senator

The motion against Senator Fraser Anning is set to be moved when the Senate returns next month WATCH: Senator smacks teen who egged him over controversial Christchurch comments [video]
Jeannette Daniel | 18 March, 2019, 10:56

That same day, in a press release, independent senator Fraser Anning (formerly One Nation) blamed the attacks on immigration.

Ali Bidiri, 20, filmed himself approaching Mr Anning at Melbourne Airport on Saturday night, just hours after an egg was cracked on his head by teenager Will Connolly. The young boy is then set upon, grabbed around the neck and dragged to the ground.

Victoria Police said they arrested the boy but later released him without charge.

Senator Anning provoked widespread uproar for his claim that "the real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place".

Calls to Anning's electoral and parliamentary offices went unanswered on Sunday.

A GoFundMe page has already raised more than $8,000 to pay for his legal fees and "more eggs", according to the post.

Earlier on Saturday, Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton instructed Senator Anning not to make any further public comment on the matter.

The creator of the fundraiser said Will has "committed to sending a majority of the money to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack".

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He has also been condemned by leaders in Australia and New Zealand, who appear to have sided with the egg thrower.

Anning can be heard telling the man to "stand back".

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Below are links to ways you can show support for the Australian Muslim community, the city of Christchurch and victims of the attacks.

"Senator Fraser Anning's views have no place in the government of our democratic and multicultural country", the petition says.

Over the weekend, a petition to see Senator Anning removed from parliament became the largest and the fastest growing in Australian history on Change.Org, executive director of Change.Org Sally Rugg told the Sydney Morning Herald.

Anning's viral comments have been the subject of intense derision from social media users in Indonesia and neighbouring Malaysia, with one meme showing a picture of Anning with a Hilter-esque moustache and a serving of fried rice topped with egg, a local specialty known as nasi goreng, atop his head.

"They were a disgrace", New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said of Mr Anning's comments.

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