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Australia's prime minister says anti-Muslim senator should be charged for striking teen who broke egg on his head

Australia's prime minister says anti-Muslim senator should be charged for striking teen who broke egg on his headAustralia's prime minister on Sunday suggested an anti-Muslim senator should be charged after he slapped a teen who cracked a raw egg over the legislator's head. Sen. Fraser Anning has been widely condemned for blaming Muslim immigration for racist attacks on two New Zealand mosques that claimed at least 50 lives. Will Connolly, the 17-year-old boy who egged Anning, has become an online hero for the incident. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday took Connolly's side, telling reporters: "The full force of the law should be applied to Sen. Anning." Police allege Connolly, who calls himself "Egg Boy" online, assaulted the senator with the egg. Thanks For Support Muslims..eggboy will connolly pic.twitter.com/Zt9Cf1n3aT— Shahajadul Islam (@shahajadul) March 17, 2019 Anning "retaliated and struck the teen twice" before Connolly was dragged to the ground by Anning supporters, a police statement said. "The incident is being actively investigated by Victoria Police in its entirety," the statement said, including Anning's actions. Anning came under blistering criticism over tweets on Friday, including one that said, "Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?" "The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place," he said in a later statement. Anning has now been assigned a federal police security detail, a precaution usually reserved for the prime minister. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for the first time on Sunday joined the public condemnation of Anning. Asked by a journalist what she thought of Anning's comments, she replied simply: "They're a disgrace." A GoFundMe page set up to raise 2,000 Australia dollars ($ 1,400) to pay for Connolly's "legal fees" and "more eggs" had exceeded AU$ 25,000 on Sunday. Senator Anning strikes the teenager who broke an egg over his head Credit: Australia Pool The site says most of the money will go to Christchurch victims. "Love the spunk of egg boy who puts his egg where we'd like it to be!" donor Val Lehmann-Monck posted. "This kid is awesome. The senator will not get re-elected due to the publicity and those comments and his reaction," donor Nikhil Reddy wrote. After the egging, Anning supporters pinned Connolly to the ground until journalists appealed for him to be allowed back on his feet, The Sun-Herald newspaper reported. Far-right activist Neil Erikson, who was involved in tackling Connolly, shouted for reporters to be removed from the area. "Get the journalists out of here … If you don't like, get out," Erikson was quoted as saying. Police say they arrested Connolly, took his details and then released him without charge. Connolly urged his online followers not to follow his example. "Don't egg politicians. You get tackled by 30 bogans at the same time," he said in a video, using Australian slang for a poor, ignorant white person. "I learnt the hard way," he added.



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Ex-West Virginia staffer disputes making anti-Muslim comment

Ex-West Virginia staffer disputes making anti-Muslim commentCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Capitol staffer is disputing anti-Muslim comments a lawmaker said she made in response to an Islamophobic display outside the House of Delegates chamber.



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Anti-Muslim Poster Targeting Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar Rocks West Virginia Statehouse

Anti-Muslim Poster Targeting Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar Rocks West Virginia StatehouseIt led to a resignation, an injury and multiple condemnations



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Donald Trump Picks Anti-Muslim Official For U.S. Ambassador To UN

Donald Trump Picks Anti-Muslim Official For U.S. Ambassador To UNPresident Donald Trump announced in a tweet Friday morning that State



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Midterms 2018: More candidates using anti-muslim rhetoric than ever – but it's not working

Midterms 2018: More candidates using anti-muslim rhetoric than ever - but it's not workingFear-mongering is not new in American politics. This midterm election season American voters have seen a growing number of candidates – nearly all Republican – smearing their political opponents either as terrorism threats or with Islamophobic rhetoric. On Monday, ahead of the midterm Election Day, Muslim Advocates, a legal advocacy group in Oakland, California, released their Running on Hate 2018 report noting a sharp increase in anti-Muslim rhetoric from election campaigns in the state and local level.



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PHOTOS: Anti-Muslim violence flares in central Sri Lanka; Buddhists burn homes and shops

PHOTOS: Anti-Muslim violence flares in central Sri Lanka; Buddhists burn homes and shopsReligious violence flared in central Sri Lanka Wednesday despite a state of emergency, with Buddhist mobs sweeping through towns and villages, burning Muslim homes and businesses and leaving victims barricaded inside mosques.



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Sri Lanka blocks social media as anti-Muslim rioting flares

Sri Lanka blocks social media as anti-Muslim rioting flaresMULLEGAMA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Religious violence flared anew in the hills of central Sri Lanka on Wednesday despite a state of emergency, with Buddhist mobs sweeping through towns and villages, burning Muslim homes and businesses and leaving victims barricaded inside mosques.



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Trump Sparks International Outrage for Re-Tweeting Anti-Muslim Videos

Trump Sparks International Outrage for Re-Tweeting Anti-Muslim Videos"It is wrong for the president to have done this," Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement.



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David Duke celebrates Trump's sharing Britain First anti-Muslim video

David Duke celebrates Trump's sharing Britain First anti-Muslim videoFormer Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke praised President Trump on Wednesday after he retweeted a series of anti-Muslim videos, saying "Thank God for Trump!"



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The Far-Right Group Trump Amplified On Twitter Has A History Of Open Anti-Muslim Hate

The Far-Right Group Trump Amplified On Twitter Has A History Of Open Anti-Muslim HateBritain First is a far-right, anti-immigrant political party in the U.K. The fringe group is known for spreading hoaxes about Islam, conducting aggressive “mosque invasions” of Muslim worship spaces and campaigning for an outright ban on Islam in their country.



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