Sonia Kruger has sparked controversy after she called for Australia to stop Muslim immigration.
On a panel discussion on Monday’s Today Show, Sonia said there’s a correlation between the number of Muslims in a country and the number of terrorist attacks.
“Personally, I would like to see it stop now for Australia - because I want to feel safe as all of our citizens do when we go out to celebrate Australia Day,” she said.
While she did note she had a lot of “very good friends” who were Muslims, she said “there are fanatics.”
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She noted that Japan has a population of 174 million people and 100, 00 Muslims and they’re yet to suffer a terrorist attack.
Co-host David Campbell disagreed with Sonia, saying freedom of religion and freedom of speech were important.
“We’re talking about immigration, David,” she replied.
“I would venture that if you spoke to the parents of those children killed in Nice, then they would be of the same opinion.”
When asked by Lisa Wilkinson if Sonia would want the borders closed to Muslim migrants, Sonia replied, “Yes, yes I would.”
“For the safety of our citizens here, I think it’s important.”
Her comments have now sparked a social media debate with many people weighing in with both criticism and support.