Australian senator egged after racist comments on New Zealand

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A rabidly anti-Muslim politician in Australia is facing widespread denunciation after immediately blaming a Friday mass shooting in New Zealand - which killed more than 40 people at two local mosques - on the Muslim faith and Muslim immigration.

"Today's shootings in Christchurch highlight the growing fears within our community both in Australia and New Zealand over the increasing Muslim presence".

Labor frontbencher Tony Burke described Senator Anning's comments as "hate speech", and told the ABC "the normalisation of bigotry is something that is not only confined to him".

The unnamed teenage hero who egged Fraser Anning at a Conservative National Party meeting in Melbourne this afternoon has been released by Victoria Police without charge.

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

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He ended with a passage from the bible and said those who followed a violent religion that called on them to murder "cannot be too surprised when someone takes them at their word and responds in kind".

'Australians will be utterly ashamed of this racist man.

Mr Morrison said there had been discussions between Senators Mathias Cormann and Penny Wong about a bipartisan motion when Parliament returns in April.

Morrison says the remarks by Senator Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting.

"The senator in question, I do not think operates by the beat of the same drum as the rest of us", he said.

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"Those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian Parliament", Morrison tweeted.

British journalist Piers Morgan also lashed Senator Anning, saying he felt "blind fury" at the remarks.

Anning was speaking to media and reportedly talking about "fake refugees" and the "threat of immigration" when the violence broke out.

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

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

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