Just when we thought senior Labor minister Tony Burke was finding some moral clarity on Muslim hate preachers supporting Hamas, video emerged of him walking both sides of the street.

Sky News tonight aired footage of Burke speaking at the Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland where he appeared to justify the rapes, torture, baby killings and murder of 1200 people by Islamist terrorists on October 7.

Sky reported that Burke “told a cheering audience the history of the Middle East ‘did not begin on the seventh of October’ – the day of the worst attack on Jews since the Holocaust”.

The idea that whatever might have happened before October 7 somehow justified the barbarism of that day is an insult to the raped women and murdered victims and their families.