Pauline Hanson is back in Parliament and the racists are suddenly coming out of the woodwork.
Last week, we looked at a bizarre question posed by Channel Nine’s Today Show, in which they asked followers if Pauline Hanson was like Nelson Mandela.
We thought it couldn’t get any worse.
On today’s show, host Sonia Kruger, who also hosts reality TV Show The Voice, told listeners in no uncertain terms that she backs a ban on Muslim immigration, and expressed what she clearly believes is her psychic ability to see into the minds of the parents of children killed in recent terror attacks.
“Personally I think Andrew Bolt has a point here, that there is a correlation between the number of people who are Muslims in a country and the number of terrorist attacks. 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?”
In a bizarre line of argument that followed, Kruger claimed the low rates of terrorist attacks in Japan proved her point.
“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.”
Kruger was then interrupted by co-host David Campbell
“I’d like to see freedom of religion too,” he said.
“This breeds hate. This sort of article breeds hate.”
Kruger, on national television, reading an article by nationally syndicated columnist Andrew Bolt, then claimed her free speech was being silenced.
“So you’re not allowed to talk, you’re not allowed to discuss it?”
“I would venture that if you spoke the parents of those children killed in Nice they would be of the very same opinion.”
Host Lisa Wilkinson gave Kruger a chance to weasel out, but she didn’t take it.
“Just to clarify Sonia, are you saying that you would like our borders closed to Muslims at this point?”
“yes, yes I would,” Kruger responded.
After having her comments reported by virtually every major outlet, Kruger claimed on Twitter the issue at stake was free speech.
— Sonia Kruger (@SoniaKruger) July 18, 2016