Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick issued the following statement on the attacks in New Zealand: 

"The Christchurch terrorist attacks were sickening and vile acts of pure hatred.  My heart breaks for all those affected, and we stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand in condemning extremism, hatred and violence in all forms. White supremacists are terrorists and cowards, and religious bigotry in any form is an evil that will not be tolerated. An attack on innocent, peaceful worshippers, whether at a mosque, synagogue, church or temple, is an attack on us all. We must be unequivocal in our denunciation of these acts and strive for a more peaceful and tolerant world that loves and respects all of God’s children."