Twitter Responds to Sonia Kruger's Muslim Comments

Apparently it was motherhood that permitted Sonia Kruger to make controversial comments on morning television yesterday.

The Today Extra host spoke about terrorism and immigration on The Today Show, calling for Muslims to be banned from entering the country.

"Personally, I would like to see (Muslim migration) stop now for Australia," she said.

"I want to feel safe, as all of our citizens do when they go out to celebrate Australia Day, and I’d like to see freedom of speech."

Her comments caused widespread debate online, with many criticising Sonia for her extreme stance.

However, instead of offering the response some were expecting (i.e. "Sorry to have offended so many..."), Sonia jumped on Twitter and defended her comments, as well as making a statement on Today Extra this morning.

"Following the atrocities of last week in Nice, where 10 children lost their lives, as a mother, I believe it's vital in a democratic society to be able to discuss these issues without automatically being labelled a racist," she wrote.


Is motherhood really a justification for her controversial outburst?

Social media certainly wasn’t buying Sonia’s use of motherhood as a defence, quickly jumping on board the “AsAMother” Twitter hashtag to have a dig at the TV personality.










On Today Extra this morning, Sonia made another statement about her comments yesterday:

“I saw the image of a baby covered in a plastic sheet with a doll lying beside her and it rocked me to the very core," Sonia said of the recent attacks in Nice.

"I imagined what that must have been like for the people of Nice, for the friends and families of the lost and the thought that it could happen here terrifies me. This type of attack affects people from all walks of life and I want to make it very clear that I have complete respect for people of all races, and religions.

“I acknowledge my views yesterday may have been extreme. The reaction overnight in the papers, online and via social media demonstrates that there are a myriad of opinions in Australia which I actually appreciate. It is a hugely complex and sensitive issue. It’s an issue with no simple answer. And it’s an issue that cannot be fully discussed in a short televised segment.

“Is there a solution? I don’t know. We elect politicians to make those calls. They analyse and then they decide and we hope they get it right.”

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Posted by Jeff269 •22w ago • Report
A person has the right to an opinion
Posted by Ann738Report
Sonia has every right to express her feelings. I as a grandmother have the EXACT same feelings as her and make no apologies for it. I have seen lots of changes since my arrival here many years ago. I love the Australian way of life and raised my family here. Used to never give a thought about going out in large crowds now I just don't travel too far afield either. Quite frankly I like many others are sick of the whole thing.
Posted by Ray190Report
I see the usual suspects were seen wringing their hands over comments made yesterday by Sonia Kruger, fact is though, while the likes of Hansen-Young love to berate and put down anyone who doesn't align with their failed thinking, it's they who use their desire to be irresponsibly just and sooo morale, as an excuse for their naivety.