Australia cancels right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulous' VISA in wake of New Zealand attack
Milo Yiannopoulos at Press Conference (Screenshot)

According to the Guardian, Australia's immigration department "has the ability to block a visa from a person on character grounds if it perceives there’s a risk they will commit a crime, harass people, vilify a segment of the Australian community or incite discord." And, as the country's minister announced on Saturday, it has done so in the case of former Breitbart commentator Milo Yiannopolous.

Australia's immigration minister David Coleman cited the recent comments about Islam the right-wing provocateur made in the wake of the attacks on Christchurch, where the commentator said in a Facebook post that the establishment “mollycoddles extremist leftism and barbaric, alien religious cultures.”

Yiannopolous reacted to the news of his ban with a defense in a new Facebook post, saying “I’m banned from Australia, again, after a statement in which I said I abhor political violence.”

This is a developing story, which will be updated soon.