Christchurch shooting: Sajid Javid slams Australian Senator Fraser Anning over comments

A teenager breaks an egg on the head of Senator Fraser Anning while he holds a press conference Saturday

Mehreen Faruqi, the first Muslim woman elected to federal parliament, named Senator Anning and Pauline Hanson as politicians who target Muslims.

The young man was later led away by police.

Now, responses on Twitter seem to be split between calling for the kid's canonisation/immediate recognition by the Order of Australia, and wondering if Senator Anning is going to be prosecuted for assaulting a minor.

"As always, left-wing 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", said Anning.

Hours after 49 people were shot dead in two mosques in New Zealand a far-right Australian senator linked the murders to immigration.

Anning said Muslims had been the victims in the Christchurch attack but "usually they are the perpetrators".

"However, police have increased patrols and senior officers have also reached out to community and religious leaders across the State to provide support and reassurance", a spokesperson said in a statement.

"It is disgusting and has no place in the Australian Parliament and hopefully the voters will deal with this fellow in the most effective way".

"This act of terror on innocent worshippers is an atrocity and we grieve with the victims and their families", Dr Jneid said in a statement on Friday.

"I hope there is a real question as to his position as a federal parliamentarian given the privileges and the responsibilities which are attached to that".

Senator Fraser Anning came under sharp criticism over tweets on Friday including one that said: "Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?" I H Kauser said in a statement that unity against bigotry was critical at this sad time.

Another wrote: "Fraser Anning is a bad person in his heart".

While Senator Anning is up for re-election this year, the only interim action available to parliament is a censure motion for his remarks.

The senator also attacked the Prophet and blamed Muslim immigration for the massacre, Mr Shanmugam added in the Facebook post on Friday night (March 15).

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