Sonia KrugerSonia Kruger Discusses Muslim Immigration

I do not watch TV while the sun is shining except for games of various codes of football. So it took me a few days to catch up with the "Sonia Kruger Hate Speech." According to Australia's Racist Commissioner "This stereotyping of Muslims does nothing but breed hate - let's speak out against it." So how exactly did Sonia Kruger stereotype Muslims? Read the transcript: "peace-loving, beautiful people … good people" is what she said about Muslims. Are there terrorist Muslim fanatics? Well no-one denies that.

Ending Muslim immigration into Australia would not breed hatred of Muslims, it would reduce fear and concern in the general population which would mean Australia Muslims would experience less tension, fear and concern and as an added bonus it would actually decrease the chances of Muslim terrorism in Australia no matter how many specious arguments say otherwise. David Campbell gave a garbled talk reading from things he'd googled and Sonia Kruger spoke from her heart. Yes, she is statistically in more danger from her husband than from Islamic terrorism (maybe not anymore though) but there is something particularly disturbing about being randomly murdered because of Allah.

There's a really weird meme being repeated repeatedly: "this sort of article breeds hate." Articles discussing the correlation between population of Muslims in a country and number of terrorist attacks do not "breed hate". If anything, you'd expect terrorist attacks on innocent people to "breed hate." Islamic terrorism began before such articles were written and published. The first leads to the second, not vice-versa. Sonia Kruger has been a media personality for decades and apparently it is only after many reports that Muslim terrorism has begun to concern her.

Dr Andrew Jakubowicz, UTS professor and "race relations" expert, said he taught Kruger at university and lamented that "Logic 101" was not part of the course. … "If you’re an ISIS strategist you'd think, 'What do I need to really piss off more Muslim people? I really need some rednecks to get stuck into them'."

It seems that Dr Jakubowicz is, at the very least, implying that Islam is so violent and hate-breeding and Muslims are so close to murderous derangement that one more criticism from a blonde beauty is enough to drive them over the edge and into the arms or army of ISIS. He makes a much more compelling case than Ms Kruger that Muslim immigration should be stopped.

Transcript of the controversial segment:

LW: Welcome back to the show. Well, does the number of migrants and refugees allowed into a country increase its risk of terror attacks? Newscorp columnist, Andrew Bolt, certainly believes so saying Muslim migration in France has opened the door to terror. Its time now for Mixed Grill with Sonia Kruger and David Campbell. Good morning to you guys. David I'll start with you. Is he right?

DC: Ah nn. In what I I read this article and I'm not the biggest Andrew Bolt fan and that's fine, he's allowed to have his opinion but I was intereested about this because Sonia and I were talking about it you know before we came on set so I thought well let me try to find a counter to his argument ah and I just went on Google and the French international press actually give you a much clearer argument and it's not just immigration and what he wants is to shut up borders. He wants an immigration change in this country and he's saying look at this horrible example, this is what we shouldn't be doing but really you know the bombing in Syria, it started with banning the burka, you starting in 2004 in schools and in 2010, you know then it goes to airstrikes in ISIS you know which they're doing, there's a lot of counter-terrorism they're doing in North Africa and Central Africa this is very dense and very complicated and its not just about shutting borders, its about when you have people in your borders how do you treat them?

SK: Well isn't it actually really simple? I mean personally I think Andrew Bolt has a point here that there is a correlation between the number of people who are Muslim in a country and the number of terrorist attacks. Now I have a lot of very good friends who are Muslim, who are peace-loving, who are beautiful people but there are fanatics and does the population and the correlation between those two things is it having an impact? I mean if you look at Japan. Japan has a population of 174 million, it has a 100,000 people in that country who are Muslim. We never hear of terrorist attacks in Japan. Personally, I would like to see it stopped now for Australia because 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 and Lisa you know I think we're seeing journalists

LW: Welcome back to the show. Well, does the number of migrants and refugees allowed into a country increase its risk of terror attacks? Newscorp columnist, Andrew Bolt, certainly believes so saying Muslim migration in France has opened the door to terror. Its time now for Mixed Grill with Sonia Kruger and David Campbell. Good morning to you guys

SK: Or is it actually really simple? Personally I think Andrew Bolt has a point here that there is a correlation between the number of people who are Muslim in a country and the number of terrorist attacks. Now I have a lot of very good friends who are Muslim, who are peace-loving, who are beautiful people but there are fanatics and does the population and the correlation between those two things is it having an impact? I mean if you look at Japan. Japan has a population of 174 million, it has a 100,000 people in that country who are Muslim. We never hear of terrorist attacks in Japan. Personally, I would like to see it stopped now for Australia because 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 and Lisa you know I think we're seeing journalists

DC: I'd like to see freedom of religion as well, as well as freedom of speech they both go hand in hand

SK: We're not saying there's no freedom of religion

DC: Well if we start

SK: We're talking about immigration David

DC: We are but if you, but if you … this breeds hate, this sort of article breeds hate. When you have someone like Pauline Hanson ...

SK: So you're not allowed to talk about it, you're not allowed to discuss it

DC: Yes you are allowed to talk about it and you are allowed to celebrate and worship whatever you want, whatever you don't want.

SK: Well I would venture that if you spoke to the parents of those children killed in Nice then they would be of the same opinion.

LW: In fact the very first person who was killed, was mown down in that truck was a Muslim woman (SK: Was a Muslim woman) so its killing Muslims, (SK: Good Muslims, good people) its indiscriminate the way

SK: That's exactly right

LW: But just, just to clarify Sonia are you saying that you would like our borders closed to Muslims at this point?

SK: Yes I would. I would because I think at this point

LW: Which is a Donald Trump promise.

SK: I think we have something like 500,000 now in our country … well perhaps it is but for the safety of the citizens here I think its important.


I took a look at the Andrew Bolt column that started this controversy. He quoted population figures in France and Belgium and linked these to the number of Muslim terrorist attacks in those ocuntries but he also wrote "Yes, numbers don’t tell the whole story, but they do count." He also provided the probable reason that fewer attacks have been made in Germany:

Yet, Germany has until now been spared the mass murders suffered by so many other countries. Perhaps this is because many of its Muslims have come from Turkey, a country that is more Westernised and advanced than the North African countries which fed France.

Unfortunately, within a week of his column the Islamist dictator of Turkey began purging and imprisoning many of the more "Westernised" members of Turkish society and Muslims in Germany began a series of murders with axe, bombs and Glocks.