An Australian right-wing senator who pinned the blame on 'Muslim immigration' and released an Islamophobic statement for the dire terror attack in New Zealand where 49 worshippers were gunned down in two mosques, was egged in retaliation by a young boy.
In a video that has been doing the rounds of social media shows that a young boy cracks an egg on the Australian senator's skull as he speaks to the media, to which the politician retaliates in anger, and slaps the young boy multiple times until the crowd intervenes the brawl.
In a statement shared on Twitter, the senator accused 'the immigration program that allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate'
The appalling statement reeking of bigotry read:
"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 cliched nonsense."
"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."
"Let us be clear, while Muslims may have been the victims today, usually they are the perpetrators. Worldwide, Muslims are killing people in the name of their faith on an industrial scale."
"The entire religion of Islam is simply the violent ideology of the sixth-century despot masquerading as a religious leader, which justifies endless war against anyone who opposes it and calls for the murder of unbelievers and apostates."
"The truth is that Islam is not like any other faith. It is the religious equivalent of fascism. And just because the followers of this savage belief were not the killers in this instance, does not make them blameless."
With an Australia-born man emerging as the prime suspect in one of the two terror attacks in New Zealand, Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison on Friday said that he cannot understand how anyone who would engage in such hate and violence can be called a "human".
Morrison taking to Twitter condemned the Australian senator for his remarks, said, "those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian Parliament"
At least 49 worshippers were killed in attacks on the Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and the Linwood Mosque in the city's outer suburb, in what appeared to be the worst attack against Muslims in a western country.
Witnesses said victims being shot at close range, with women and children believed to be among those killed. The gunman at one mosque was an Australian-born citizen, Morrison said in Sydney, describing him as "an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist". Morrison said an investigation has been launched into the Australian man's involvement in the attack.