Australian far-right activist says Christchurch terror attack was ‘karma’

Blanche Robertson
March 21, 2019

No doubt you will have seen the clip where Fraser Anning, an Australian senator, gets an egg planted on him by a 17-year-old, and he responds by decking the kid. In the middle of the senator's speech, Connolly took his phone out, started recording, and smashed an egg on Anning's head. In the video, Anning slaps the teen two times after the egging, and then Connolly is tackled to the ground.

Anning sparked outrage when he blamed Muslim immigration for the shooting at a Christchurch mosque on Friday, noting that Muslim people were "not blameless". InsideEdition.com's Mara Montalbano has more.

The government and Labor will move a censure motion - one of parliament's strongest forms of rebuke - condemning Senator Anning's comments when parliament returns next month. According to the page, the teenager "plans to send a majority of the money to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack".

A GoFundMe site set up to support his "legal fees and more eggs" has so far $59,987, equivalent to £45,217. Now he's being offered free tickets to concerts for life.

A GoFundMe titled “Money for Eggboy” has been started for the Australian teen and had raised more than $50,000 by Monday afternoon
A GoFundMe titled “Money for Eggboy” has been started for the Australian teen and had raised more than $50,000 by Monday afternoon

Victoria Police later announced that Connolly was released without charges.

While his Twitter account has been suspended, Connolly's initial response to the egg smashing was saved and circulated by other users. "That's how I personally feel". "Let me inform you guys, Muslims are not terrorists and terrorism has no religion. I learned the hard way", he said, using a derogatory but sometimes affectionate term for uncouth Australians.

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

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