Twitter Scrambles To Hail Teen 'Hero' Who Egged Anti-Muslim Aussie Senator
Mar 17 2019
The statement received condemnation from Egyptian parliamentarians, including Member of Parliament Dr. Mohamed Fouad who released a statement in English condemning Senator Anning's "hateful remarks" and "despicable words".
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.
Anning immediately turned back and struck the boy on his face before continuing to fight with him.
A GoFundMe campaign had raised more than A$19,000 ($13,500) for the teenager to cover the cost of legal fees and so he could "buy more eggs" by Sunday and the hashtag #EggBoy was trending on Twitter.
The senator, who has since been kicked out of the Katter's Australian Party, sparked a deluge of negative reactions, with many people condemning him on social media.
The teenager was briefly arrested but later released without being charged, according to Victoria police.
"I would normally not want to give this any oxygen, but I want to absolutely and completely denounce the statements made by Senator Anning.in his attack on Islamic faith specifically", the Prime Minister said.
Anning is known as a far-right politician in Australia.
Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid has criticised an Australian Senator who appeared to suggest that Muslim immigration was the cause of a mass shooting at mosques in New Zealand that has left 49 dead.
It follows Friday's horrific massacres in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, allegedly perpetrated by a far-right extremist from Australia.
"Australia has a newhero, thank you egg boy". He said "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".
Asked about the incident at a press conference today, federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said both the teenager and Senator Anning had done "the wrong thing".
The Australian government announced that it will censure a right-wing Queensland senator whose "ugly" and "appalling" remarks drew widespread criticism around the country and the world.
'Resign. You do not deserve to stand representative of the Australian people, ' another person said.