Australian Senator egged after his comments on New Zealand shooting

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Senator Anning drew worldwide condemnation for his efforts to blame the attacks that killed 49 Muslim worshipers on immigration.

The incident came on the heels of lashing out of Muslims by the Queensland senator, rather than supposed condemnation of the Christchurch mosque attacks in which at least 50 Muslims were killed.

The 17-year-old boy who egged Anning has become an online hero. The senator then turned and punched the boy in the face - twice - and the teen was tackled by Anning's confederates, including far-right leader Neil Erikson, according to a reporter on the scene.

Australia's prime minister has suggested an anti-Muslim senator should be charged after he hit a teen who cracked a raw egg over the legislator's head.

The Moorabbin local was taken into police custody, but later released without charge.

A senator from Queensland in Australia, Fraser Anning was globally criticised after blaming Christchurch mosque shooting on increasing immigration into New Zealand.

"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", wrote Senator Anning in an official statement that was published on Australian parliament letterhead.

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The petition has already been signed more than 750,000 times and will be sent to Prime Minister Scott Morrison's office upon completion.

And New Zealand's high commissioner to Australia, Dame Annette King, has condemned Anning's words and says she is "absolutely delighted" he has been condemned by Australia's government and people too.

Aiming to raise $2,000 for him to pay any potential legal fees and "buy more eggs", it had eclipsed $5,000 by 11:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time Saturday morning.

Australian politics and society has been polarised over the issue of immigration and race with far-right politicians making headway in elections.

Adding: "Let us be clear, whilst Muslims may have been the victims today, usually they are the perpetrators".

"Earlier today I called Senator Anning and asked him not to make any public comment today", Mr Dutton said on Twitter.

Labor frontbencher Tony Burke described Senator Anning's comments as "hate speech", and told the ABC "the normalisation of bigotry is something that is not only confined to him".

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