Red Hot Chili Peppers Member Cries After ‘Cruel Insanity’


Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has made an Instagram post about the tragic Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

“This is one of my favorite writers of all times, the great Isaac Bashevis Singer. I learned a lot about the beautiful richness of Jewish culture from him. I am not a religious man myself, but I believe in god, and I pray humbly on my knees each and every day for peace and love for all. I deeply respect all religions, all paths to the oneness of a divine love. All are one.

The divisiveness of hate and fear in the air now is palpable, and it lays heavy on my heart. I weep tonight in solidarity with my Jewish brothers and sisters, and I pray that we can learn from this cruel insanity taken place in Pittsburgh.”

A mass shooting occurred at the Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, while Shabbat morning services and a bris were being held. Eleven people were killed and six were injured. The sole suspect, 46-year-old Robert Bowers, was arrested and charged with 29 federal and at least 30 state crimes. The Anti-Defamation League said it believes this is “the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States”.

View the photo and full post from Flea on Instagram below.