Australian senator egged after blaming Muslim immigration for New Zealand mosque attack

An Australian senator had a raw egg cracked over his head and faces censure from his fellow lawmakers after sparking outrage by blaming Muslim immigration for the New Zealand mosque shootings.

“The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place,” he said in a statement. Television cameras caught a 17-year-old boy breaking an egg on Anning’s head and briefly scuffling with the independent senator while he was holding a news conference Saturday in Melbourne.

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Witnesses described the horrific scenes and the carnage left behind after a gunman opened fire in two New Zealand mosques, slaughtering at least 49 people attending Friday prayers in Christchurch.

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