Australia bans Milo Yiannopoulos after his racist comments over mosque shootings

Milo Yiannopoulos speaks at an event in Australia in 2017

Milo Yiannopoulos speaks at an event in Australia in 2017

Yiannopoulos defended his comments after the ban was announced.

Australia said conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos won't be allowed to enter the country for a tour this year after his comments on the mass shooting in New Zealand. The Australian tours for the world's hate speakers must stop, ' he urged.

The government normally declines to comment on individual visa decisions, but made an exception on Saturday in light of the global outrage over the killing of 49 Muslims in New Zealand by an Australian-born right-wing extremist. "I explicitly denounced violence", he later said in another post.

"People aren't radicalised by their own side". The shooter allegedly held far-right views and posted a racist manifesto online before the massacre. "Not when someone dares to point it out". "And I criticized the establishment for pandering to Islamic fundamentalism".

Police questioning suspect in Gambino crime boss death
The truck involved in the encounter has since been recovered, though the murder weapon has not, according to the police official. An assistant DA there referred a reporter to the office's public information officer, who was not immediately available.

Yama Nabi shows a photo of his father, 71-year-old Haji Daoud, who was killed in the Masjid Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch.

The Department of Home Affairs rejected the former Breitbart editor's visa application earlier this month and barred him from entering the country on the basis of his character. Coleman's department had previously warned that Yiannopoulos could fail the test due to previous admissions of being a "troll", and for an unpaid bill to Victoria Police for policing events during his last tour of Australia in 2017.

People left floral tributes at Wellington's Kilbirnie mosque a day after the Christchurch mosque attacks. He then shared to his followers on Instagram that he was "banned from Australia, again, after a statement in which I said I abhor political violence".

The initial decision to reject Yiannopoulos' visa was met with a furious response from pro-free speech Coalition MPs, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, and some media commentators including Sky News host Andrew Bolt.

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