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Australian PM Suggests Charging 'Egged' Senator for Anti-Muslim Comments

  • Racist Senator Fraser Anning being egged by Will Connolly after anti-Muslim hate speech.

    Racist Senator Fraser Anning being egged by Will Connolly after anti-Muslim hate speech. | Photo: Twitter / @Jon_T1996

Published 17 March 2019

Australian PM Scott Morison wants an anti-Muslim senator who was egged by a teenager to be charged for hate comments.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morison suggested Sunday that an anti-Muslim senator who slapped a teen for cracking an egg on his head should be charged.


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Senator Fraser Anning said after the New Zealand mosque shooting, "Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?"

"The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place," he later said in a statement.

He drew widespread criticism for anti-Muslim comments after an attack which claimed 50 lives.

And not only criticisms. While speaking at a press conference, the senator also received a raw egg on his head by a 17-year-old boy Will Connolly. The youngster cracked a raw egg on his head before being slapped and punched by the senator and dragged to the ground by his supporters.

While the world is hailing Connolly as a hero, the Australian Prime Minister also came out against Anning saying, "The full force of the law should be applied to Sen. Anning."

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who termed the shootings by a white supremacist a “terrorist” act also condemned Anning’s comments Sunday. According to her, "They're a disgrace."

Police had arrested Connolly after the incident, took his details and later released him without any charges.

"The incident is being actively investigated by Victoria Police in its entirety," a police statement said.

Anning has been assigned a federal police security detail after the incident, a measure usually reserved for the prime minister.

A GoFundMe page was set up to raise Connolly’s legal fees and “more eggs” which has managed to raise AU$25,000 (around US$17,700) by Sunday most of which will be given to Christchurch victims.

"Don't egg politicians. You get tackled by 30 bogans at the same time," Connolly later said in a video. Bogan is an Austrialian term for low-life.

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