As news broke of an mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques, an Australian senator blamed the attack on Muslim immigration. “Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?” Queensland senator Fraser Anning said in a now-deleted tweet of the attack that left 49 people dead in Christchurch, New Zealand. “As always, left-wing politicians and the media will rush to claim that the causes of today’s shootings lie with gun laws or those who hold nationalist views, but this is all cliched nonsense,” the right-wing Australian parliament member added in a written statement (which earned a “Nailed it!” from former White House official Carl Higbie). “The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand n the first place.” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison immediately denounced the lawmaker's take on the Thursday terror attack. “The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting,” Morrison said.
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