Australian MPs condemn Fraser Anning for 'final solution' Muslim ban speech

In his maiden speech Fraser Anning said “The final solution to the immigration problem of course is a popular vote”

In his maiden speech Fraser Anning said “The final solution to the immigration problem of course is a popular vote”MICK TSIKAS EPA

Australia's prime minister has condemned a fringe party lawmaker who called for a return to racially based immigration policies and invoked the term "final solution" in a speech before Parliament.

Anning, who represents Queensland for Katter's Australian Party, called for immigrant numbers to be slashed, and for a ban on Muslims, justifying his call by saying they had "consistently shown to be the least able to assimilate and integrate".

The trailblazing MP said Mr Anning had "spat in the face of millions of Australians, spewing hate and racism" in his first speech to parliament on Tuesday.

A member of the minor Katter's Australian Party, Anning was unapologetic about using the same phrase Nazi leaders used in planning the Holocaust during World War II.

Ms Faruqi said she was excited to bring "much needed diversity" to Canberra, and hoped her presence would encourage non-white Australians.

Mr Anning was elected after the recent disqualification another senator, despite receiving only 19 votes in Australia's 2016 national poll.

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"I am appalled by Fraser Anning's speech", she said.

Such are the rituals of first speeches that many Coalition senators and even crossbencher Derryn Hinch (who has been beating up on himself publicly ever since) went over to pay Anning the traditional congratulations afterwards.

Muslims make up about 3 percent of Australia's population. "The only thing not welcome in the West are the racist views of Senator Anning", Ms Horne said. And "to actually hear people say now that, as Senator Hinch said, it is like hearing Pauline Hanson on steroids - I take offence to that".

"To describe the so-called safe schools and gender fluidity garbage being peddled in schools as cultural Marxism is not a throwaway line, but a literal truth", Senator Anning said.

The Sydney Morning Herald called it "the most inflammatory maiden speech to an Australian parliament" since a speech made 20 years ago that asserted Australia was "in danger of being swamped by Asians".

VideoFraser Anning's speech in the Upper House called for a ban on Muslim's migrating to Australia and involved using the words "final solution" which has been historically associated with Nazi Germany.

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Hanson suggested that Anning did not write the speech, claiming it was written by an adviser named Richard Howard, who she said had previously worked as a military propaganda specialist before a stint as a One Nation staffer.

"If people want to take it out of context that's entirely up to them", he told Nine Network.

If Senator Anning really wants to learn about the value of multicultural Australia, he knows where to find me.

Earlier in his Parliament speech, Anning said: "The record of Muslims who have already come to this country in rates of crime, welfare dependency and terrorism is the worst of any migrants and vastly exceeds any other immigrant groups".

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