Controversial Senator Fraser Anning has been confronted by a second heckler after he blamed the Christchurch terror attack on Muslim immigration.
Ali Bidiri, 20, filmed himself approaching Mr Anning at Melbourne Airport on Saturday night, just hours after an egg was cracked on his head by teenager Will Connolly.
‘Don’t you have any f****** remorse?,’ Mr Bidiri is heard asking the Independent senator in the video.
Mr Anning can be heard telling him to ‘stand back’ before appearing to call him a ‘maggot’.
Mr Bidiri said it was ‘disturbing to see someone in the senate who’s meant to be representing my country have that much hate towards people of my faith and people who have come to Australia for a better future’.
Mr Bidiri ‘felt like he needed to say something’ after spotting Mr Anning while waiting for a friend at the airport. After asking why he ‘had no remorse’ Mr Anning told him to ‘step back’ before calling the 20-year-old a ‘maggot’
Mr Bidiri continues to scold the senator as assistants shuffle in and help Mr Anning board the plane.
The senator was reportedly making his way to Brisbane to appear at the Modern Arms & Militaria Fair in Ipswich, Queensland on Sunday.
While Senator Anning said he cancelled his stall at the gun show, an attendee told Seven News he made a short appearance.
On the same day Mr Bidiri confronted Mr Anning, the senator had an egg cracked on his head during a Conservative National Party Meeting in Melbourne.
The incident was captured in confronting footage showing the teen, Will Connolly, being tackled to the ground and arrested.
He has since gone on to become hailed as a ‘hero’ by social media, gaining more than 270,000 followers on Instagram.
Mr Bidiri said he wasn’t planning on approaching him, but after feeling the same frustration as Mr Connolly, he said he just ‘felt the need to talk to him’.
‘It was disturbing to see that someone in the senate who’s meant to be representing my country have that much hate towards people of my faith and people who have come to Australia for a better future,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Honestly, it really hurt.’
‘There’s a difference between hate speech and freedom of speech, what we say should never have a negative impact on another person or group of people,’ he added.
Ali Bidiri, 20, filmed himself approaching Senator Fraser Anning at Melbourne Airport on Saturday night, just hours after an egg was cracked on his head by teenager Will Connolly
Will Connolly, 17, (pictured) cracked an egg on Senator Anning in a press conference in Melbourne on Saturday and filmed it for the world to see
And while he admitted that a lot of language was exchanged, he reiterated that ‘for a senator, an individual representing the Australian population, he shouldn’t be referring to the Australian population as maggots’.
The uproar comes after Mr Anning released a statement where he blamed Muslim immigration for the terror attacks in Christchurch on Friday.
‘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,’ his statement said.
He has since faced wide-spread backlash following the release of his statement, including Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
He was wrestled to the ground by members of the public and escorted out by the police
A joint media release was made from the government and the Labor party on Sunday announcing they will move a motion that ‘censures Senator Anning for his inflammatory and divisive comments seeking to attribute blame to victims of a horrific crime’.
However, when Mr Morrison was asked if a parliamentary motion was enough, he replied: ‘I think the full force of the law should be applied to Senator Anning.’
He previously said the comments the senator made were appalling, ugly and had no place in Australia.
Meanwhile, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also condemned Mr Anning’s comments, calling them a ‘disgrace’ at a press conference on Sunday.
New Zealand High Commissioner Annette King also said her country absolutely rejected Senator Anning’s sentiment.
‘We just condemn what he said and I’m absolutely delighted that his comments were condemned from the very top of government here in Australia and by the people of Australia,’ she told reporters in Canberra.
A change.org petition calling for Mr Anning’s expulsion from parliament has amassed almost 815,000 signatures.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has condemned Mr Anning’s comments, saying the ‘full force of the law should be applied to him
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also condemned Mr Anning’s comments, calling them a ‘disgrace’ at a press conference on Sunday