Senator Fraser Anning is 'censured' by Australian politicians for linking the Christchurch terror attacks to Muslim immigration
What Anning initially tweeted which provoked the uproar was:
“Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?”
“As always, leftwing 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.”
I am not sure what the Senator said that is wrong. Without Muslim immigration to New Zealand there could have been no massacre of Muslims in New Zealand. What is wrong with that logic?
And without the frequent incidence of Muslim immigrants going on Jihad and massacring Westerners, the Christchurch gunman would have had no motivation for his attack. Tarrant certainly did fear the way Musim immigration was going and said that he was hitting back at them. He felt that if Muslims can massacre innocent Western men, women and children then it was only fair for him to massacre innocent Muslim men, women and children. It's an Old Testament conception of justice but still a common one
It seems to me that Senator Anning was simply stating the facts. But, as we know, stating facts these days can be "incorrect".
Independent senator Fraser Anning has been censured by parliament for his 'shameful and pathetic' comments which linked the Christchurch terror attacks to Muslim immigration.
The Queenslander was rebuked by his colleagues on Wednesday for blaming Muslim migrants for the horrific attack in which a white supremacist killed 50 worshippers at mosques last month.
'Senator Anning's comments were ugly and divisive. They were dangerous and unacceptable from anyone, let alone a member of this place,' government Senate leader Mathias Cormann told parliament.
Labor's Senate leader Penny Wong said while scores of injured people were being treated for gunshot wounds, Senator Anning fanned the flames of division.
The censure motion, moved by Mr Cormann and Ms Wong, was passed unanimously after Mr Anning left the chamber.
Mr Anning denied blaming victims for the attack and described reasoning's of the motion as attack 'barely coherent', SBS reported.
'This censure motion against me is a blatant attack on free speech,' he said. 'The claim that this someone blames the victims is absurd, my real crime is that I simply told the truth. '
Senator Anning then took to social media, writing: 'The left wing outrage was on show today!' 'But no matter how many times they tried to condemn me, they could not refute that what I said is 100 per cent true.'
Following the Christchurch terror attack on March 15, Senator Anning released a statement linking Muslim migration to the shooting.
He said while any form of violence could never be justified, the growing fear of the 'increasing Muslim presence' was behind the massacre.
'The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program that allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.'
In a follow-up statement, he said he opposed to any form of violence within our community and totally condemned the actions of the gunman.
'What it highlights is the growing fear within our community, both in Australia and New Zealand, of the increasing Muslim presence,' he said.