The 28-year-old Australian, identified as Brenton Harrison Tarrant, killed 49 people and injured 48 others after he opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday.
Meanwhile, a 17-year-old boy was arrested after allegedly throwing an egg at Senator Anning at a speaking event at Moorabbin in Melbourne on Saturday. The young boy was slapped on his face by the shocked senator, in response before a fight breaks out. A security guard stepped in to shield the young man from Anning's vicious assault. He went on to claim the real cause of the bloodshed is New Zealand's immigration policy.
Anning, a Senator in Queensland since November 2017, issued a statement in which he described the attacks as "vigilantism", and said "while Muslims may be the victims today, usually they are the perpetrators". "It is the religious equivalent of fascism", he said. Twitter has confirmed that an account matching the suspect's name has been deleted, and numerous media outlets report that the account had tweeted a white nationalist manifesto in the moments before the attack. "And he should be, frankly, ashamed of himself".
"It's not somerthing my government assosicates with or any one would seek to associate with".
"I can not dream what world a politician or any Australian is seeing by blaming their victims and the faces of those being murdered".
Australian Senator Fraser Anning's statement blaming the mass shootings in Christchurch on immigration and Islam is utterly contemptible and illogical, said Minister of Economic Affairs Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
"It is disgusting and has no place in the Australian Parliament and hopefully the voters will deal with this fellow in the most effective way".
Labor Opposition Leader Bill Shorten also slammed the "obscure" Senator.
Rauf said Anning was unfit for the Senate.
Australian politicians have also denounced his remarks.