The Herald reports:
The Australian Senator who Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters this morning described as a “moron” has hit back at comments made by the NZ First Leader this morning.The Senator, whose comments about Muslims and immigration after the March 15 Christchurch shooting were described by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as “a disgrace”, referenced a speech Peters made in 2005.
Although he called the remarks “defamatory” Senator Fraser Anning told The Herald he supported Peters “positions on Muslims”.
“I would like highlight a number of comments Mr Peters has made which I fully endorse,” Anning said.
“In New Zealand, the Muslim community have been quick to show us their more moderate face, but as some media reports have shown, there is a militant underbelly here as well,” Peters said at the time.
Anning said those were comments he “fully endorsed”.
In the same speech, Peters said these two groups – the moderate and militant – “fit hand and glove everywhere they exist”.
I have to say that in a battle between Anning and Peters, I don’t care who wins. Maybe we could send them off to some reality TV show island to duke it out.