New Zealand Attack: What This Australian MP Said About Islam Will Shock Many Muslims
An Australian MP has been condemned for his “disgusting” claim, that New Zealand’s Muslim migrants were the cause of the terrorist attacks against mosques in Christchurch.
Fraser Anning, who is known for his incendiary rhetoric, said the attacks should not be blamed on nationalism, but on New Zealand’s migration policy.
“I am utterly opposed to any form of violence within our community, and I totally condemn the actions of the gunman,” Mr Anning said.
“However, while this kind of violent vigilantism can never be justified, what it highlights is the growing fear within our community, both in Australia and New Zealand, of the increasing Muslim presence.
“As always, leftwing 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.
“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”.
Mr Anning, said Muslims had been the victims in the Christchurch attack but “usually they are the perpetrators”.
Scott Morrison, Australia’s Prime Minister, immediately condemned the comments.
“The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning, blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting,” Mr Morrison said.
“Those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian Parliament.”
Mr Anning received just 19 direct votes in the last general election, as a candidate for the anti-migrant ‘One Nation’ party, but became a senator after a fellow MP from the party was forced to leave Parliament.
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By Gideon Sarpong | WakeUpAfrica360