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Australian Senator Blames Muslim Immigration for Mosque Shootings


Added 03-15-19 11:04:02am EST - “Hours after a pair of attacks on mosques in New Zealand, an Australian lawmaker blamed the bloodshed on the country's tolerance for Muslim immigration.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “Australian Senator Blames Muslim Immigration for Mosque Shootings | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Hours after 49 people were killed in a pair of attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, an Australian lawmaker blamed the bloodshed on the country’s tolerance for Muslim immigration.

Fraser Anning, an independent senator from Queensland, stipulated that he is “utterly opposed to any form of violence” before citing Muslim extremism to explain the attacks.

“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,” Anning said in a written statement.

I don’t think I have ever seen a statement like this from an elected official after a terrorist attack: pic.twitter.com/83RCLcM7Mg

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison immediately condemned Anning, writing on Twitter that “remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting. Those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian Parliament.”

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