AUSTRALIA: Far-Right Senator Blames New Zealand For “Allowing Muslim Fanatics To Migrate In The First Place”

Australia’s SBS News reports:

Senator Fraser Anning has faced criticism from across the political spectrum for his comments on Friday’s mosque attacks in New Zealand. As the death toll rose to 49, the Queensland senator said 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”.

“Whilst 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,” he said in a statement.

Senator Anning has a history of making divisive remarks. Last year in August in his maiden speech to parliament, Mr Anning called for a ban on Muslim immigration and urged a return to the White Australia policy. He also came under fire for attending a Melbourne rally in January organised by ultra-nationalists.