Well you may have heard by now that a lot is going on in Australia. I don' t usually make public comments on things that are politically charged but in this case i thought I'd make an exception. In case you haven' t heard the facts, it turns out that the gunman was a lone crazy individual who was on bail for suspicions relating to the death of his wife. It was a failure of the justice system, the mental health system, of gun control. He was not a member of a terrorist organisation.
Since this event Muslim leaders have stepped forward to condemn this man's actions and show support for those injured or the families of the dead. Aussies of different races have used the #illridewithyou hashtag to show support for Australian Muslims fearing reprisal and offer to ride on public transport with them. It is amazing to see such an outpouring of love after such a terrible event.
I was lucky enough not to have friends or family involved and my heart goes out to those who did.