Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack
The vile and disgusting attack against the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh is both anti-semitic and an attack on our humanity.
While we can never fully understand the motives behind acts of terror, this attack which appears to have been driven by a desire to harm and maim those belonging to a particular religious faith is sickening.
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, the brave police who sustained injuries in protecting worshippers and with the Jewish community in Australia who are confronting just the latest attack on their faith.
If anything, this vile act must sharpen our resolve to stamp out anti-semitism everywhere, including in Australia.