The Socialist Alliance has warned of a dangerous escalation of incitement of racial violence against Australia's Muslim communities in the wake of the tragic hostage incident in Sydney.
“Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the families and loved ones of the two victims who died and to all those caught up in the terrifying and tragic siege in Sydney's Martin Place over the past 24 hours," said Socialist Alliance national co-convener Susan Price today.
"Waking up to the news that the gunman was out on bail facing multiple charges of assault, including domestic violence begs the question of how this tragedy could have been avoided. It should also be a wake-up call to the tabloid media, who exploited this unfolding tragedy for their own selfish ends."
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