KUALA LUMPUR : Australian Senator Fraser Anning’s assertion blaming the mass shootings in Christchurch on immigration and Islam is entirely contemptible and irrational , said Minister of Economic Affairs Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali .
He stated while some are mourning and expressing sympathy for the young families and loved ones of the sufferers of this heinous detest crime , Senator Anning’s remarks were highly unsupportive as well as totally pointless and racist .
“Rather than demonstrating empathy and compassion, he has chosen instead to vent his racist prejudice and hatred against Islam and Muslims by blaming the victims instead of the criminal perpetrators,” he said in a statement today.
The Washington Post reported that Senator Anning in a written statement said the real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration programme which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.
Mohamed Azmin therefore called on all Malaysians and all right-minded people to condemn in no uncertain terms the Senator and his remarks.