Australian Senator Fraser Anning got a rather nasty surprise when holding a press conference on live TV after the horrific mosque massacre in his country this week. As he was addressing people, a 17-year-old leftist cracked an egg on the back of his head while videoing it on his phone. Anning reflexively turned around and slapped the kid. He then stepped forward and slapped him again. Then a bunch of guys took the kid to the mat and a staffer held Anning back.
The Queensland senator has called for a ban on Muslim immigration in the past. He’s also in hot water for blaming New Zealand’s lax immigration policies for recent mosque shootings. It was the wrong time and place for that kind of politicking. But I don’t blame him in the least for smacking the kid who egged him. Anyone would have.
#EggBoy is now trending all over Twitter because assaulting a politician is a reasonable response for the left these days. The teenager was arrested by Victoria police. He was eventually released without being charged. He assaulted a senator, there should have been some kind of repercussions for his actions. There’s a video on the whole incident, including #EggBoy being put in a headlock and then led away by authorities. Anning will not be charged either and shouldn’t be.
“I am utterly opposed to any form of violence within our community, and I totally condemn the actions of the gunman. However, whilst this kind of violent vigilantism can never be justified, what it highlights is the growing fear within our community, both in Australia and New Zealand of the increasing Muslim presence.”
“As always, left-wing politicians and the media will rush to claim that causes of today’s shootings lie with gun laws or those who hold nationalist views but this is all cliched nonsense,” the Aussie senator wrote in a statement after the shooting. “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.” It’s hard to argue with this logical premise but making the argument after a massacre is very poor optics and extremely bad timing.
— Henry Belot (@Henry_Belot) March 16, 2019
The New Zealand Herald has more details:
“After the teen was hauled away, a supporter to the senator the “younger generation” was “taking up the fight.”
“Senator Anning responded: “Well he’s obviously a little on the crazy side, but yeah.”
“Far-right activist Neil Erikson was involved in tackling the teen to the ground, according to The Age. He shouted at organizers to remove the protestor and to remove reporters. “Get the journalist out of here … If you don’t like, get out,” he said.”
The media is portraying the attackers and the killer as white supremacists. The killer labels himself as an eco-fascist and a communist who has much in common with Red China. The violence and fighting after the massacre are exactly what the attackers wanted. They were looking to sow division and hatred between us and we obliged them without hesitation.
The 17-year-old kid who egged the Australian Senator, Fraser Anning, has been released by the police without any charge. The Australian Prime Minister said that the comments blaming the Islamic community for the shooting were appalling & ugly & they have no place in Australia. pic.twitter.com/Rdiuu80GF4
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) March 16, 2019
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported a fundraising page has been created to cover the boy’s legal fees and help him purchase “more eggs.” Anning, 69, has been criticized in the past for controversial statements, including when he made a speech in Australia’s Parliament calling for a “final solution” to immigration.
This kind of political grandstanding is not helping any of us… neither is egging others. All it does is give each side excuses to hurt and kill others and it leads to a very bad ending. Some insane, violent, radical leftists killed a lot of innocent people in New Zealand yesterday. How about we focus on that for a change.
I don’t think I have ever seen a statement like this from an elected official after a terrorist attack: pic.twitter.com/83RCLcM7Mg
— Seema (@LATSeema) March 15, 2019
The attacker says in his manifesto he explicitly designed his attack to exploit political divisions in the US and ignite global controversy. Our best response can only be to unite instead and deny him the chaos he so desperately craves https://t.co/Au6T0OdSEJ
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) March 15, 2019
The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting. Those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian Parliament.
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) March 15, 2019
Queensland senator Fraser Anning was hit with an egg while speaking at an event in Melbourne. https://t.co/Hyu2hl2ji1
— Twitter Moments Australia (@MomentsAU) March 16, 2019
— Ted (@anssyakir) March 16, 2019
Controversial Independent Senator Fraser Anning has been caught on camera punching a young protester after the boy cracked an egg on the back of his head at an event in Moorabbin. A 17-year-old boy was arrested and released without charge pending investigation. #auspol #7News pic.twitter.com/lbXLDwfS96
— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) March 16, 2019
It's insane this even needs to be said but those who smack others on the back of the head with an egg should indeed be smacked across the face and not be given any kind of support. He had what happened to him coming. #eggboy
— Antisocial loser (Gay Slut Extraordinaire) (@Norion64) March 16, 2019
— P.W. (@SilverScarCat) March 16, 2019
If someone smashes an egg on your face, you do not have the right to strike back; you are morally obligated to strike back. #Eggboy not only deserved to be smacked, he deserves criminal detention for assault.
— Cagey🌲Bee (@CageyBee3) March 16, 2019