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Twitter Scrambles To Hail Teen 'Hero' Who Egged Anti-Muslim Aussie Senator

Twitter Scrambles To Hail Teen 'Hero' Who Egged Anti-Muslim Aussie Senator

"Fraser Anning's comments today are contemptible", said Turnbull.

Vision live streamed on social media showed Senator Anning punching the teenager twice before others pinned the youth down on the ground, and police arrived.

The 17-year-old teenage boy at the centre of Senator Fraser Anning's egging has commented after he was set upon by members of Senator Anning's team.

The young man was later led away by officers and a Victoria Police spokesman later said they had arrested a 17-year-old boy from Hampton.

Australian Senator Fraser Anning's statement blaming the mass shootings in Christchurch on immigration and Islam is utterly contemptible and illogical, said Minister of Economic Affairs Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.

Anning was criticised on Friday after trying to seek attention by saying the mosque attack highlighted a "growing fear over an increasing Muslim presence" in Australian and New Zealand communities.

"I wonder if there will be as much outrage from the left wing when the next Muslim terrorist attack occurs?"

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Many have celebrated Egg Boy's bravery, can-do attitude and willingness to act in the face of the senator's widely reviled comments.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison suggested Anning was unfit for office.

An online fundraising page is collecting donations to pay for the teen's legal fees and to buy "more eggs". "He should be, frankly, ashamed of himself".

Australia has been convulsed following the New Zealand terrorist attacks which saw 49 people gunned down at mosques in Christchurch.

In an August 2018 speech before the Australian parliament, Anning said "the final solution to the immigration problem, of course, is a popular vote", invoking a term used by leaders of Nazi Germany to refer to the Holocaust. "What a difference an egg makes", one Twitter user wrote. According to the Guardian, he was ousted from his political party, Katter's Australian party, for advocating immigration policies that were too openly racist.

Meanwhile, critics of Australia's far-right platforms have suggested that Anning's comments are motivated by a desire to secure a senatorial election in May.

Media Watch's Paul Barry went on to say Senator Anning can "resign from parliament as soon as he cleans (the egg) off".