Our condolences and prayers go out to the victims of a suspected terrorist attack in Manchester overnight. Killing innocent people is a transgression against all faiths and cultures. This incident should be condemned for what it is - a crime against innocent civilians. This incident is a stark reminder of the dangers of divisions and hatred preached by some who stand to benefit from such horrific violence.

The 53rd Annual Congress of Muslims Australia (AFIC), the national umbrella body of the Australian Muslim community was held in Sydney during the weekend. Delegates attending from all States of Australia including Christmas Island, ACT and Northern Territory met over two days to review AFIC’s activities, give directives and policies for the future and to elect a new President and Executive Committee.