• Sonia Kruger had some pretty controversial views when she appeared on the Today Show on Monday (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
The Voice host has come under fire online after saying she supports a ban on Muslim immigration "to feel safe".
By
Bianca Soldani

18 Jul 2016 - 12:50 PM  UPDATED 18 Jul 2016 - 3:13 PM

It seems Sonia Kruger has sided with Donald Trump and Pauline Hanson when it comes to issues of immigration.

The media personality appeared on the Today Show on Monday and voiced her support for Australia to end to all Muslim migration in the wake of the 84 deaths in the French city of Nice last week.

Kruger said she believes, “there is a correlation between the number of Muslims in a country and the number of terrorist attacks”.

“Personally, I would like to see it [Muslim migration] stop now for Australia because I would like 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,” she went on.

Responding to a column written by conservative commentator Andrew Bolt that shared a similar sentiment, the mother-of-one used Japan as an example for her argument saying that in their population of 174 million, only 100,000 people are of Islamic faith, and as a result “we never hear of terrorist attacks in Japan”.

But made clear that she wasn't against all Muslim people in general as she has a number of "beautiful, peace-loving" Muslim friends.

Her rather shocked-looking Today Extra co-host David Campbell stringently disagreed with her point, saying, "this breeds hate".

Kruger was also met with plenty of sceptics online, with Twitter lighting up with users offended by her views and taking swipes at her comments.

It wasn't just hate being directed her way however, with some people voicing their support for her right to express her opinions. There was so much chatter in fact, that "Sonia Kruger" began trending in Australia.

Kruger later responded with her own Tweet saying she should "be able to discuss these issues without automatically being labelled a racist".

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