The statement that was released was less based on condemning the entire event but more on blaming Muslims. The teenager was also filming the scene on his phone as took an aim on top of Anning's head.
'However, whilst this kind of violent vigilantism can never be justified, what it highlights is the growing fear within the community, both in Australia and New Zealand, of the increasing Muslim presence'.
"The senator in question, I do not think operates by the beat of the same drum as the rest of us", he said.
Mr Morrison is also in talks with senators Mathias Cormann and Penny Wong about a bipartisan motion when parliament returns in April.
The prime minister announced the government would censure him.
New Zealand shooting: Australian Senator Fraser Anning's statement utterly contemptible and illogical, says Azmin Ali
Video of the incident, showing the teen sliding up behind Anning while he spoke to reporters, immediately went viral.
Mr Anning was condemned for his comments by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Meanwhile, Australian Labor party leader Bill Shorten suggested Anning's statement was a contrived - and successful - effort to garner attention from a global press.
"Money for EggBoi", a fundraising campaign launched to cover the teen's legal fees and "more eggs", had raised more than $10,000 of a $2,000 goal within 14 hours of being created Saturday. "He should be, frankly, ashamed of himself", said Mr Morrison, who is an evangelical Christian, after visiting Sydney's Lakemba Mosque.
The encounter occurred a day after the massacre at two New Zealand mosques left at least 49 people dead and dozens injured.
In recent years, far-right political parties such as Ms Pauline Hanson's One Nation have gained newfound political relevance by pivoting to the issue of Muslim immigration from the Middle East and South Asia. Shut the f*** up and have some respect, ' one person wrote on Twitter.
News.com.au political reporter Sam Clench wrote: "The Australian senator now spewing racist garbage in response to the New Zealand mosque attack got 19 votes at the last election".
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