Sonia Kruger, host of the Australian television show The Voice, has attracted the ire of the PC police for expressing her support of Andrew Bolt’s recently statement calling for halt on Muslim immigration to the nation. Kruger’s remark’s were made on Channel 9’s morning show Today.
Kruger’s comments echo those previously made by Donald Trump, Pauline Hanson, the Australian Liberty Alliance, and many others, in an attempt to address the scourge of Islamic terrorism which is threatening Muslims and non-Muslims, Western nations and Islamic nations alike.
Immediately following Kruger’s remarks, Today’s co-host David Campbell jumped in and attempted to shame Kruger into backing down, and later in the day, PC pundits came out on the offensive and criticised Kruger for stating, “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.” Really?
Refusing to be bullied into silence and submission, Kruger re-iterated her initial statement, tweeting:
“Following the atrocities of the 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 issues without automatically being labeled racist.”
And there lies the rub. The carnage of Islamic terrorism is pilling up everyday. Whether you agree with Kruger or not, we must be able to have a free and open discussion on very serious issues without being shamed, silenced or labeled a ‘bigot’ or ‘racist.’
Our freedoms of thought, speech, conscience and religion depend upon it.