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Senator who called for ‘final solution’ to immigration is BANNED from Facebook over anti-Islam video

Rogue senator who called for a ‘final solution’ to immigration is BANNED from Facebook over video targeting Muslims

  • Senator Fraser Anning has told Twitter on Friday a Facebook page was banned 
  • He attached image to show Commonwealth Politicians page was unpublished
  • A member of Bob Katter’s Australian Party, he said ‘free speech is under attack’ 

An Australian senator has been banned from Facebook after sharing an anti-Islamic video.

Queensland Senator Fraser Anning took to Twitter on Friday afternoon claiming ‘free speech is under attack’.

Senator Anning attached a screenshot of a Facebook notification showing his Commonwealth Politicians page had been ‘unpublished’ as recent activity on the page did not follow Facebook Pages Terms.

 

Queensland Senator Fraser Anning (pictured) took to Twitter on Friday afternoon claiming ‘free speech is under attack’ after a Commonwealth Politicians Facebook page was banned by the social media site

‘This is completely unacceptable and we will fight this,’ he wrote on Twitter.

Senator Anning, a member of Bob Katter’s Australian Party, had posted videos on his social media channels in a bid to end Muslim immigration.

The outspoken senator, who previously represented Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, has already shared anti-Islamic sentiments.

He was condemned for his maiden Senate speech in August where he called for a return to the ‘European Christian’ immigration, in a bid to ban Muslims entering Australia.

Senator Anning referred to the ‘final solution’ – a vote to determine who should enter Australia – which was widely criticised for being strikingly similar language used by the Nazi regime to kill Jewish people. 

Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission said the Senator’s ‘hurtful’ comments clearly violated Facebook guidelines.  

Dr Abramovich, who denounced Senator Anning’s maiden speech, noted that Jewish people have often suffered from unfair social persecution and have since recognised it is important to stand up against any religious or ethnic group that is targeted for stereotyping and scapegoating. 

'This is completely unacceptable and we will fight this,' he wrote on Twitter (pictured)

‘This is completely unacceptable and we will fight this,’ he wrote on Twitter (pictured)

‘Facebook has a responsibility ensure that its platform does not become the weapon of choice for those wishing to use it so as to foment hatred and division,’ Dr Abramovich said. 

Senator Anning posted a video to Twitter on Wednesday with the caption: ‘We need to stop Muslim immigration to Australia and ensure the peace and safety of our people.’

The video begins with the senator holding The Quran, which he claims he has read so other viewers don’t need to.  

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