Every Australian should be alarmed by the two recent anti-Islamic hate crimes near Perth. These deplorable incidents included the firebombing of a vehicle and spray-painting vile graffiti outside a mosque at an Islamic school and the placement of a pig’s head outside another mosque.
However, Australia’s Jewish community, which has itself been the target of periodic antiisemitic attacks, particularly empathises with the victims of such hate crimes.
The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council condemns these attacks in the strongest terms possible, expresses our support to the Muslim community in the face of these heinous attacks and wishes law enforcement agencies every success in their efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Dr Colin Rubenstein