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One Nation candidate Peter Rogers' blog claims drowned Syrian toddler photo, Port Arthur massacre fake

A blog post on the website of One Nation candidate Peter Rogers says images of a three-year-old Syrian refugee washed up on a beach in 2015, along with Tasmania's Port Arthur massacre, were fabricated.

The comments on both incidents come from an undated article on the far north Queensland candidate's website titled "The drowned boy, the lie that changed the world".

The website said images of a three-year-old Syrian refugee washed up on a beach in 2015 were fabricated and the boy is "alive and well".

Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi's lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach in 2015 amid Europe's migrant crisis.

The toddler died after his family, sheltering in Turkey from the war in Syria, decided to make a desperate bid to reach Greece from Turkey in a flimsy inflatable boat.

Aylan's mother Rihana and brother Ghaleb, four, died in the same incident.

Images of Aylan sparked outrage around the world and helped spur European nations to seek an effective response to the growing migrant crisis.

    "The whole photo thing was fabricated, as it turns out this kid was alive and well," the post read.

Warning: This story contains graphic images that some readers may find distressing.

The post went on to target Aylan's father Abdullah Kurdi over what was called varied accounts of the drowning.

    "His story is made-up. He was never on that boat to watch his wife and children drown," the post read.

"Listen to all the contradictions and holes in his story. This is an attempt to send his wife and children before him, while he never lived in a war zone.

"After leaving from what they say was a war zone (Syria is huge and the entire country is not a war zone) the Kurdi family was given FREE housing in Turkey and had been there for THREE years. Abdullah Kurdi was not in any war zone! He was safe, he had food, he had over $4,400 in cash, which is over 13,000 Turkish Lira – so why did he leave?

    "Frankly the whole story simply doesn't add up."

The blog references numerous news articles, claiming they each contradicted Mr Kurdi's initial story.

    "It's all fraud. All of this explains his dry crocodile tears. They're intentionally frauding the system. And now they also push propaganda to open the floodgates to the rest of these fraudsters," the post read.

More than one million refugees and migrants came to the European Union in 2015, including more than 970,000 who made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.

Port Arthur massacre 'total lies'

The blog also made mention of the 1996 Port Arthur massacre.

    "The greatest social changes that happen in Australia are founded on total lies and a fabricated incident. Look at Port Arthur," it read.

Tasmanian Greens senator Nick McKim said the statement was politics at its absolute worst.

"They should result in him being disendorsed as a One Nation candidate and Pauline Hanson apologising to the people of Tasmania for what is a really grievous insult and big lie," Senator McKim said.

The ABC has contacted Mr Rogers and One Nation for further comment.

Published by Russianvids  on 14 Jan 2017

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                                                                                    One Nation and gun lobby at odds over Port Arthur conspiracy claims

The World Today Archive - Wednesday, 21 February , 2001  00:00:00
Reporter: Shane McLeod

COMPERE: Well One Nation and its Leader, Pauline Hanson, have found themselves at odds today with one of their strongest constituency groups, the gun lobby.

One Nation and Mrs Hanson have suggested that there may be evidence that the 1997 Port Arthur Massacre was deliberately organised and that the convicted killer, Martin Bryant, was, their words, a Patsy, for a United Nations conspiracy to restrict gun ownership.

This was a claim that Queensland National Party Senator Ron Boswell attacked yesterday on The World Today.

RON BOSWELL: That is an official One Nation monthly newsletter that goes out proclaiming that Martin Bryant didn't kill all those people and that's a nonsense.

COMPERE: Senator Ron Boswell on our program yesterday. Well sporting shooters say wild conspiracy theories coming from One Nation do nothing to help the cause of respectable fire arm owners fighting for greater ownership freedoms.

The Sporting Shooters Association is lobbying for changes to regulations covering hand gun imports and says fire arm laws remain live electoral issues for the Federal Government.

Shane McLeod has been speaking this morning to Garry Fleetwood from the Sporting Shooters who says that while the Association is advocating a protest vote against MPs who support gun control measures, the raising of the conspiracy theory by One Nation hasn't helped the argument.

GARRY FLEETWOOD: Well it's damaging more to Miss Hanson's Party more than to us. Our position ever since Port Arthur is that certainly we have not supported any conspiracy theories.

We believe that there is probably incompetency at Port Arthur by both police and government officials. We believe that not enough was done prior to Port Arthur concerning Bryant and his recorded history of mental illness and his possession of fire arms at the time, and we believe Miss Hanson's comments, probably she's not aware of the truth, she's probably been given a document which somebody's dreamt up somewhere about conspiracy theories and she's been naive enough to go along with it. She should contact us and get serious comment on the matter.

SHANE McLEOD: In a political environment where I guess the only political movement that would seem to have the prospect of giving gun owners more freedoms is One Nation, it must be disenchanting?

GARRY FLEETWOOD: It is disappointing, yes it is. There's no doubt about it One Nation's fire arms policies are in its basic form supported by SSAA in some areas but to see her come out and give some credence to Russian submarines in the harbour on that day is a situation that we will not support.

SHANE McLEOD: Should the Coalition be worried? Is there still political fire in the guns issue?

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