Australian TV presenter Sonia Kruger has called for an end to Muslim immigration to Australia, supporting US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s Muslim ban.
During a Today Show panel discussion on Monday, the TV presenter to discuss the question: "Do more migrants increase the risk of terror attacks?" She claimed that there’s a correlation between the number of Muslims in a country and the number of terrorist attacks carried out in that country.
Discussing the terrorist attack in Nice, Kruger said she agreed with the views expressed by Herald Sun columnist Andre Bolt, who argued “the more Muslims we import, the more danger we are in”.
“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,” the TV host said, calling for an end to Muslim immigration to Australia.
“I have a lot of very good friends who are Muslim, who are peace-loving, who are beautiful people, but there are fanatics,” she added.
Kruger's Today Extra co-host David Campbell objected to her remarks, saying “I'd like to see freedom of religion as well! As well as freedom of speech! They both go hand and hand!”
Following the fiery discussion, the president of the Islamophobia Register Australia, Mariam Veiszadeh, responded to Kruger’s comment by seeking a meeting with her to discuss her concerns about Muslim immigration.
Veiszadeh told the ABC that Kruger’s comments could be inflammatory and risked being fed directly into ISIS propaganda.