Fraser Anning doubles down on anti-Muslim comments

Australian senator Fraser Anning is doubling down on his anti-Muslim comments.

Just days after he was ingloriously egged by a teen, Anning says he stands by his controversial views.

"Countries that allow large-scale immigration invariably have escalation in crime, violence and terrorist attacks. Now, as far as I'm concerned, that's just a statement of fact," Anning said.

The senator issued a statement just hours after the terrorist attack, blaming New Zealand's immigration programme for the murders.

"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," read the statement.

"While Muslims may have been the victims today, usually they are the perpetrators."

Anning was quickly condemned on social media, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called his comments "a disgrace".

In response to his comments regarding the Christchurch terrorist attack, Anning was egged by a teenage boy on Sunday. Anning punched the teenager in the face twice. 

A GoFundMe for the teenager, dubbed "Eggboy" by the internet, has raised $37,906 with the proceeds going towards "legal fees and more eggs".

The creator of the GoFundMe says they have spoken to EggBoy, whose real name is William Connolly, and he has asked for the majority of the money to go to the families of Christchurch.